Pac-12 Networks to televise two top 25 games on Sept. 29
By Pac-12 Enterprises PR staff
SAN FRANCISCO — The Pac-12 Networks will feature an action-packed day of football on September 29 with a pair of top 25 games - No. 19 UCLA at Colorado and Oregon State at No. 22 Arizona, it was announced Monday.
New head coach Jim Mora will lead the explosive UCLA Bruins into Colorado for a 3:00 p.m. PT kickoff, while Oregon State attempts to tame the high-octane Arizona offense in the desert at 7:00 p.m. PT.
"As exciting as the Pac-12 teams have been to date with their explosive offenses and stirring wins, the stakes get even higher now with the conference schedule in full swing," said Lydia Murphy-Stephans, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Pac-12 Networks. "With a top 25 doubleheader of UCLA at Colorado and Oregon State at Arizona, September 29 is going to be another action-packed day of college football on the Pac-12 Networks."
When Colorado hosts UCLA, it will be the eighth meeting between the two Pac-12 South foes, and the first in Boulder since 2003, which the Buffs won 16-14. UCLA boasts one of the most dangerous and well-balanced offensive attacks in the country behind the play-making skills of redshirt freshman quarterback Brett Hundley and running back Johnathan Franklin, the nation's leading rusher. Franklin is averaging more than 180 yards per game on the ground, while the Bruins rank second in the nation in total offense at 622 yards per game.
When Oregon State visits Tucson, it will be a showdown between one of the nation's top defenses against the high-powered Arizona offense. The Wildcats are averaging 604 yards and 46 points per game, while the Beavers rank fourth in total defense, allowing just 207 yards per game. OSU will have to find a way to slow down quarterback Matt Scott, who is averaging 395 total yards per game, and running back Ka'Deem Carey, who has five touchdowns to go along with his 344 yards rushing. In addition to their stingy defense, Oregon State features the big arm of sophomore quarterback Sean Mannion and the trusty hands of Markus Wheaton.
Pac-12 Networks coverage will begin with the Pac-12 pregame show with Mike Yam, Ashley Adamson, Curtis Conway, Rick Neuheisel and Coy Wire live from the Pac-12 Studios in San Francisco at 2:00 p.m. PT. Kevin Calabro, Glenn Parker and Ryan Nece will handle the call of the UCLA-Colorado game, while Ted Robinson, Adam Archuleta and Yogi Roth cover from Arizona.