This Week in Pac-10 Football

Weekly Release (PDF)

No. 14 USC kicks off the season for the Pac-10 with a road game at Hawai'i on Thursday. ARIZONA follows up with a road contest at Toledo on Friday night. Both games will be televised by ESPN. . . . The other eight Pac-10 teams open the season on Saturday with the featured showdown coming in Irving, Texas, where No. 24 OREGON STATE is pitted against No. 6 TCU on ESPN. . . . The Pac-10 is coming off a season in which it placed a record-tying seven teams in bowl games. Since the 2000 season, the Pac-10 is 7-3 in BCS bowl games, and 26-15 in bowl games vs. BCS Conference teams during that span. . . . Pac-10 offenses look to be in good shape for 2010 as seven teams return last year's starting quarterback (only ARIZONA STATE, OREGON and Oregon State need to install new signal-callers). In addition, three 1,000-yard rushers return (Oregon's LaMichael James, Oregon State's Jacquizz Rodgers, WASHINGTON's Chris Polk). . . . Check out page six of this release for the list Pac-10 student-athletes receiving early consideration for each of the national awards. Of note is the Groza Award that honors the nation's top kicker. The Pac-10 places six kickers on a list of the nation's top 30 candidates. UCLA's Kai Forbath is the reigning Groza Award winner, while Arizona State's Thomas Weber earned the honor in 2007.

This Week      
Thurs., Sept. 2      
USC at Hawaii Aloha Stadium (50,000),
Honolulu, Hawai'i
5 p.m. HT ESPN
Fri., Sept. 3      
Arizona at Toledo Glass Bowl (25,248),
Toledo, Ohio
8 p.m. ET ESPN
Sat., Sept. 4      
New Mexico at Oregon Autzen Stadium (54,000)
Eugene, Ore.
12:30 p.m. PT     -
UCLA at Kansas State Snyder Family Stadium (50,000), Manhattan, Kan. 2:30 p.m. CT ABC
UC Davis at California Memorial Stadium (71,799)
Berkeley, Calif.
1 p.m. PT CSN California
Sacramento State at Stanford Stanford Stadium (50,000)
Stanford, Calif.
3:30 p.m. PT CSN Bay Area
Washington at BYU Lavell Edwards Stadium (64,045), Provo, Utah 5 p.m. MT CBS CS
Washington State at Oklahoma State Boone Pickens Stadium (60,218), Stillwater, Okla. 6 p.m. CT FSN
Oregon State at TCU Cowboys Stadium (80,000)
Arlington, Texas
6:45 p.m. CT ESPN
Portland State at Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium (71,705)
Tempe, Ariz.