The Pac-12 will return to the football field on Saturday, becoming the fifth and final Power 5 conference to play this season after previously postponing it amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The conference followed the Big Ten’s lead on Aug. 11, canceling its season in favor of a spring campaign. But it reversed course on Sept. 24 and elected to conduct a vastly shortened season starting on Nov. 7 with a strict coronavirus protocol in place. The conference will have a seven-game regular season in which every team plays all their divisional opponents, plus one from the opposing division. Every team will play the week of the Pac-12 championship game, though the conference has yet to reveal how those matchups will be determined.
Unfortunately, not every team will be able to play Saturday: The Cal-Washington game was declared a no contest after contact tracing reduced the amount of Cal scholarship players below the Pac-12’s 53-player minimum.
Regardless, the Pac-12’s opening week should be telling on what the conference may look like in 2020: First-year coaches Nick Rolovich (Washington State) and Karl Dorrell (Colorado) will make their debuts, while ranked teams in No. 12 Oregon and No. 20 USC face off against Stanford and Arizona State, respectively. If the conference wants to have a legitimate shot at the Playoff, it will hope for the Ducks and Trojans — who don’t play each other in the regular season — to meet as undefeateds in the Pac-12 championship game.
With that, here’s everything you need to watch the full Pac-12 slate in Week 10, including time and TV channel for every game:
The Week 10 games involving ranked teams will be broadcast on Fox and ABC. Live streaming options include Fox.com, WatchESPN or fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
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