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Pac-12 Football Schedule: Conference Play Begins In Earnest

Can the Colorado Buffaloes score a major upset in a non-conference game against the Ohio St. Buckeyes? Will Oregon State overcome UCLA for its first win of the season, or will the Bruins finally care and come away with a resounding victory? All that and more this week in Pac-12 play.

Now that Pac-12 expansion is dead for the time being, it's time to shift the focus back onto the gridiron. It's conference play for all the teams that play this week. Only the Colorado Buffaloes are playing out of conference, and that will be a tough test in Columbus, OH, against the Ohio St. Buckeyes. Stick with our StoryStream for coverage of that game. It can be seen on either ABC or ESPN2 at 1:30 p.m. MT.

Here's the rest of Saturday's Pac-12 schedule:

UCLA Bruins (1-2) vs. Oregon St. Beavers (0-2), 1:30 p.m. MT - It hasn't been an easy season so far for either team. Rick Neuheisel is on the hot seat at UCLA following a 1-2 start. His Bruins lost to Texas last week, 49-20. The Beavers, well, they lost in overtime to FCS Sacramento State to open the season and then were blanked, 35-0, by Wisconsin two weeks ago. A bye saved them from a defeat last week.

California Golden Bears (3-0) vs. Washington Huskies (2-1), 1:30 p.m. MT - The Bears had a nice romp against the Presbyterian Blue Hose last week, 63-12, but they needed overtime to defeat Colorado the week before. The Huskies allowed 51 points to Nebraska last week, but they also put up 38 against the Blackshirts.

No. 23 USC Trojans (3-0) vs. Arizona St. Sun Devils (2-1), 8:15 p.m. MT, ESPN - After two uninspiring wins to start the season, the Trojans turned in a 38-17 victory over Syracuse last week. The Sun Devils lost on the road to Illinois last week, 17-14.

No. 10 Oregon Ducks (2-1) vs. Arizona Wildcats (1-2), 8:15 p.m. MT, ESPN2 - After a season-opening loss to LSU, the Ducks easily dispatched Nevada and Missouri State, combining for 125 points to 27. The Wildcats had little few problems with Northern Arizona, but has since games to ranked teams in Oklahoma State and Stanford. This'll be a tough one for them to crack.

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