Pac-12 Networks to feature three Top 25 games on Saturday
By Pac-12 Enterprises PR staff
SAN FRANCISCO - A monumental day of thrilling wins by Pac-12 football teams, including three over top 25 opponents, and rousing individual performances from young stars will be replayed and reviewed for fans through a full slate of Pac-12 Networks football programming this week. The networks will also feature three live games with top 25 teams - No. 4 Oregon, No. 22 UCLA and No. 24 Arizona - on Saturday, September 15.
The networks will replay all of the Pac-12 games, including the weekend's three big upsets, in its Pac-12 In 60 series. The Monday In 60 schedule will showcase six of the games in a row.
With five teams now ranked in the top 25 (No. 2 USC, No. 4 Oregon, No. 21 Stanford, No. 22 UCLA, No. 24 Arizona), four of the top 20 offenses in the country, including UCLA (3rd), Oregon (8th), Arizona (9th) and Arizona State (17th), and many of the nation's most prolific quarterbacks and explosive playmakers, including Matt Barkley, Matt Scott, Brett Hundley, Jonathan Franklin, Robert Woods, Marqise Lee, Keenan Allen, Kenyon Barner and DeAnthony Thomas, there is much for Pac-12 fans to be excited about.
That talent and explosiveness was on full display Saturday with seven Pac-12 teams scoring 36-or-more points and five racking up more than 500 yards in total offense. Oregon State, UCLA and Arizona all posted dramatic wins over top 25 teams, defeating No. 13 Wisconsin, No. 16 Nebraska and No. 18 Oklahoma State respectively, while the Pac-12 went 3-0 against Big Ten opponents. Individual performances also stood out with Barkley throwing six touchdown passes vs. Syracuse, Franklin producing 217 yards rushing and 276 yards total offense against Nebraska, Ka'Deem Carey erupting for 126 yards and three touchdowns vs. Oklahoma State, and Barner and Thomas combining for 305 yards rushing and five touchdowns in the win over Fresno State.
"Yesterday was a monumental day for Pac-12 football and if you missed any of it we are going to catch you up in a hurry on the Pac-12 Networks," said Pac-12 Enterprises President Gary Stevenson. "We are also going to get you ready for all of next week's action when we televise three top 25 games on our networks."
The Pac-12 Networks will review all of the great performances from this weekend's action beginning with Pac-12 Football Rewind at 9:00 p.m. Sunday.
On Monday night at 6:00 p.m. PT, the Pac-12 Networks will begin featuring the Pac-12 In 60 programs from week two, 60-minute cut down versions of Pac-12 football games, allowing fans to see what they might have missed and relive all of the excitement from every Pac-12 football game over the weekend. A series of six Pac-12 In 60 shows will begin at 6:00 p.m. PT with Oregon State's 10-7 upset victory over No. 13 Wisconsin. It will be followed Arizona State's 45-14 win over Illinois at 7:00 p.m., Arizona's 59-38 shootout over No. 18 Oklahoma State at 8:00 p.m., Oregon's 42-25 victory over Fresno State from raucous Autzen Stadium at 9:00 p.m., UCLA's dramatic 36-30 win over No. 16 Nebraska at 10:00 p.m., and Washington State's win over Eastern Washington in Mike Leach's home debut at 11:00 p.m.
Preparation for the week three schedule begins Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. with Pac-12 Playbook, a fast-paced, one hour program that will feature highlights, talkbacks, vignettes and sound bites from all 12 coaches discussing their upcoming opponents. Rick Neuheisel and Ronnie Lott, who both predicted the Oregon State and UCLA wins last week, will provide analysis on this week's match-ups, which include No. 2 USC at No. 21 Stanford, No. 4 Oregon vs. Tennessee Tech, No. 22 UCLA vs. Houston, No. 24 Arizona vs. South Carolina State, Arizona State at Missouri, California at Ohio State, Colorado at Fresno State and BYU at Utah.