The Pac-12 Championship Game delivered a major showdown Friday night with a top-10 clash between Washington and Oregon. For all intents and purposes, it was likely a game for a spot in the College Football Playoff.

In the end, Washington delivered a huge first half and held on in the final minutes of the game for the 34-31 win. That moved the Huskies to 13-0 on the season with a Power 5 title, and the Ducks suffered their second defeat of the season to Washington.

With everything on the line, a number of fans were tuned into the ABC broadcast of the game. Per ESPN, the Pac-12 title game delivered 9.2 million viewers as the most-watched Pac-12 Championship in the history of the game.

Those numbers included a 47% increase over the 2022 installment between Utah and USC. The broadcast also featured a peak at 11.1 million viewers from the 8:30-8:45 pm PT slot of the broadcast.

While it’s cool to see the game do well, it is just another sober reminder of the future of college football. Oregon and Washington will both be playing in the Big Ten next season, alongside fellow long-time Pac-12 members USC and UCLA.