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The 2012 Big Game will be nationally televised on FOX between Cal and Stanford. Utah faces Oregon State in late night on ESPN, and USC vs. Colorado and Washington vs. Arizona are Pac-12 Network games.
The Pac-12 football TV times for next week were released yesterday, and the Big Game gets top billing.
Thursday, October 18th
6 PM PT, 9 PM ET: Oregon at Arizona State, ESPN: Who thought this would be a potential Pac-12 Championship preview going into the season?
Saturday, October 20th
Noon PT, 3 PM ET: Stanford vs. Cal, FOX: The Cardinal will be coming off a tough road trip to South Bend and will now look to defend their Axe for the third year running. Canmanage an effective performance against his rivals, and can Zach Maynard replicate his strong performance on the Farm from last year?
3 PM PT, 6 PM ET: Colorado vs. USC, Pac-12 Network: Welp, another USC game on the Pac-12 Network. Will this development bring DirecTV to the table? Even if it's a massacre on paper, it's still Trojan football, and another USC win next week figures to raise demand sky-high.
7 PM PT, 10 PM ET: Washington vs. Arizona, Pac-12 Network: Boy is this a good-looking matchup. The Huskies finally face a defense that shouldn't overwhelm their front line, but they might have to do their best to play catch-up in Tucson.
7:30 PM PT, 10:30 PM ET: Utah vs. Oregon State, ESPN/ESPN2: Utah has shown signs of being a good football team, but they have a lot of work to do offensively. Thankfully for them,is banged up. Expect a low-scoring contest to ease you into the late night hours.