Pac-12 Networks pick up four games for Oct. 27

The schedule will be a busy one for the Pac-12 Networks on Oct. 27, with the network airing four games, including three nationally.

USC and UCLA will not be part of the Pac-12 Networks coverage as their games will air on other networks. UCLA will visit Arizona State for a noon game on FX. USC visits Arizona for a 12:30 p.m. game on ABC.

Here’s the complete release from the Pac-12 Networks:

 

PAC-12 NETWORKS TO TELEVISE COLORADO VS. NO. 3 OREGON, WASHINGTON STATE VS. NO. 20 STANFORD, CAL VS. UTAH AND NO. 8 OREGON STATE VS. WASHINGTON

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

 

Four Games Featuring Three Nationally-Ranked Teams Headline Networks’ Busiest College Football Saturday of the Season

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., October 16, 2012 — Pac-12 Networks is gearing up for a jam-packed college football Saturday with four live games featuring three nationally-ranked programs Saturday, October 27. The action begins at Noon PT when the third-ranked Oregon Ducks host Colorado, followed by Washington State vs. No. 20 Stanford kicking off at 3:15 PM PT. At 6:45 PM PT, the Cal Bears face Utah and the night concludes with eighth-ranked Oregon State traveling to Seattle for a 7:15 PM PT meeting with Washington.

 

Colorado-Oregon, Washington State-Stanford and Oregon State-Washington will air on Pac-12 National network, while Cal-Utah will be available on Pac-12 Bay Area and Pac-12 Mountain.

 

Broadcast teams for each game are as follows:

 

Noon PT       Colorado vs. No. 3 Oregon                     

Play-by-play: Kevin Calabro; Analysts: Adam Archuleta, Yogi Roth (sideline)

3:15 PM PT   Washington State vs. No. 20 Stanford

Play-by-play: Rich Cellini; Analyst: Coy Wire; Sideline Reporter: Erin Coscarelli

 

6:45 PM PT   Cal vs. Utah

Play-by-play: Ron Pitts; Analyst: Kelly Stouffer

 

7:15 PM PT   No. 8 Oregon State vs. Washington

Play-by-play: Ted Robinson; Analysts: Glenn Parker, Ryan Nece (sideline)

 

The third-ranked Oregon Ducks are currently 6-0 and will take on ASU this week before their October 27 matchup vs. Colorado. The Ducks running back duo of Kenjon Barner and De’Anthony Thomas remain instrumental in Oregon’s offensive production.  Barner’s 121.1 yards per game ranks 12th nationally, while Thomas is the team’s leading receiver with 20 receptions and three touchdowns.

 

The 20th-ranked Cardinal returns home vs. Washington State following back-to-back road games versus Notre Dame and Cal for their third game on Pac-12 Networks this season. Head coach Mike Leach and the WSU Cougars, who are on a bye this week, look to get their first Pac-12 win of the season and will face a rush defense (89.5 yards/game) that ranks second in the conference and 7th nationally.

 

Cal will be making its first appearance in Utah since 2003 and enter the game leading the all-time series 5-3. The Bears, who will be coming off the 115th ‘Big Game’ vs. Stanford this week, face a solid Utah defensive unit that ranks third in the conference in total defense. QB Zach Maynard is averaging 219.6 yards per game with a completion percentage of 61.8. WR Keenan Allen has been Maynard’s No. 1 target this season with 52 receptions for 633 yards and five TDs, including his best game of the year last week vs. Washington State where he grabbed 11 balls for 166 yards and a touchdown.

 

Despite the loss of QB Sean Mannion, the eighth-ranked OSU Beavers rolled to 5-0 on the season with a 42-24 road win over BYU last week. Backup quarterback Cody Vaz earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors, completing 20 of 32 passes for 332 yards and three TDs in his first collegiate start. The matchup will be the second in as many weeks on Pac-12 Networks for the Huskies, who face Arizona at home on the Networks Saturday at 7:00 PM PT. Despite dropping their last two games, Washington’s pass defense remains a point of strength, averaging only 172.7 yards/game, second among conference teams.

 

Pac-12 Networks college football coverage on Saturday, October 27 begins at 11:00 AM PT with host Mike Yam and analysts Rick Neuheisel, Curtis Conway and Jeremy Bloom live in studio one hour before Colorado vs. No. 2 Oregon. The team returns with halftime and postgame reports during each game, providing highlights and analysis from around the college football landscape.