We have six conference games in the Pac-12 this weekend, including one of the marquee games of the season as Oregon and Stanford come together. It's a game with national title, as well as conference title, implications.
No. 7 Oregon vs. No. 4 Stanford (6:00 p.m. MT, ABC): Stanford still has a chance at the national title and quarterback Andrew Luck still has a chance at the Heisman Trophy, but a good Oregon Ducks team stands in the way. Both teams haven't lost a conference game yet. Stanford is unbeaten this season at 9-0, while the Ducks have won eight straight games since losing to now-No. 1 LSU in their first game.
Washington vs. USC (1:45 p.m. MT, FX): Washington has had a nice year, posting a 6-3 record in its first nine games. They still haven't beaten a quality opponent yet, though, having lost to ranked teams from Oregon, Stanford and Nebraska this season. They've beat a couple of solid teams in California and Utah, but a win against USC would be their most impressive of the year.
UCLA vs. Utah (4:30 p.m. MT, FSN): The Bruins hope to sustain some of the momentum that they built in last week's 29-28 upset of then-No. 19 Arizona State. They're currently in a three-way tie for first place in the conference's South division, so a win against the Utes would go a long way towards a possible appearance in the conference title game.
Arizona St. vs. Washington St. (8:30 p.m. MT, Versus): The Sun Devils seemed like they could be on their way to a Pac-12 conference title game appearance before last week's upset loss to UCLA. They're in good shape from here, though, if they can avoid another upset while facing Washington State, Arizona and California in their next three games.
Oregon St. vs. California (4:30 p.m. MT, CSN): The Golden Bears have had a rough time with their conference schedule this season, but they've won two of their last three games. Expect a lot of passing yards in this game, as the Bears are 34th in the country in pass yards per game while the Beavers are 21st.
Arizona vs. Colorado (12:40 p.m. MT, FSC): The Buffaloes haven't won a conference game yet this season, and facing the Wildcats may offer them their best opportunity. Despite having the fourth-best passing offense in the nation by yards per game, that's mostly a function of the Wildcats trying to pass their way back into games. This is a battle of awful defenses; Arizona's ranked 107th in the nation in points allowed, while Colorado's ranked 117th.
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