Oregon Ducks Football: California Kickoff Set in Primetime


The Pac-12 updated their TV listings for week 11 of the college football schedule. Despite a leaked schedule earlier this season that billed the Oregon vs. California game for a 12:00 p.m. PT kickoff on FOX, it was announced that kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN. The game will be a nightcap of a triple-header on ESPN with Mississippi State vs. LSU preceding it at 4:00 p.m.

Nov 3, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Oregon Ducks running back Kenjon Barner (24) is congratulated by receiver Josh Huff (1) after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Southern California Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Oregon defeated USC 62-51. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

FOX will instead take the best Pac-12 game of the day, Oregon State vs. Stanford, and put it in their 12:00 p.m. time slot. Arizona State vs. USC will kickoff at the same time on the Pac-12 Networks.

Two other Pac-12 games will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. PT alongside Oregon’s game. UCLA vs. Washington State will be broadcast on ESPN2 and Utah vs. Washington will be shown on the Pac-12 Networks.

Finally, Colorado vs. Arizona gets a 10:30 a.m. PT kickoff on FX.

Unless Arizona State or USC needed to fill in an obligation to be shown on the Pac-12 Networks, I have no idea why Colorado is shown on FX for a second straight week. The Buffaloes have never been in real contention for the south division and Arizona is a very big longshot to win it. USC still controls their destiny if they can pick up wins over Arizona State and UCLA.

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