Pac 12 Championship News & Notes
No other Conference features two Top 10 teams squaring off this weekend in their championship games. The Arizona Wildcats (10-2, 7-2 Pac-12 South) captured their first-ever South Division title with its 42-35 Territorial Cup win over Arizona State on the final weekend of the regular season. However, they needed assistance from Stanford, and the Cardinal obliged with a win over UCLA to help pave the way for the
Wildcats to the South Division title. Oregon (11-1, 8-1 Pac-12 North) had already captured the North Division title several weeks ago, and is set to avenge its lone loss of the season.
Television: FOX will televise the Pac-12 Championship Game with Tim Brando, Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft calling the action.
Series Record: Oregon leads, 24-16. Arizona has won the last two meetings, the Ducks have won 16 of the last 20. This will be the second time the two teams have met outside of either Tucson or Eugene (1961 - Arizona defeated Oregon, 15-6, in Portland).
Last Meeting: Arizona knocked off No. 2 Oregon, 31-24, in Eugene back on Thursday, Oct. 2. It was the second straight win over the Ducks by the Wildcats. Arizona Freshman Nick Wilson ran for two touchdowns and caught a scoring pass from quarterback Anu Solomon to help the Wildcats (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12) open the season with five straight victories for the first time since 1998. Oregon’s Marcus Mariota threw for 181yards and a score, but was sacked three times and fumbled once.
A LOOK AHEAD... The College Football Playoff Committee will release the four-team bracket Sunday, Dec. 7 at 9:45 a.m. PT/12:45 p.m. ET.
The teams in the College Football Playoff Hosts Bowls will be revealed Sunday, Dec. 7 at 11:45 a.m. PT/2:45 p.m. ET. Both announcement will be televised by ESPN.
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