Washington to face USC in 2020 Pac-12 Football Championship Game, presented by 76
SAN FRANCISCO—The WASHINGTON Huskies will represent the Pac-12 North Division and meet the No. 15 USC Trojans, representing the Pac-12 South Division, in the 10th annual Pac-12 Football Championship Game, presented by 76, on Friday, December 18. The Conference title game will take place as a home-hosted model this season with USC earning the home game for United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The #Pac12FCG will be televised on FOX, with coverage beginning at 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET ahead of the 5 p.m. / 8 p.m. ET kickoff, and will be broadcast via ESPN Radio.
"In a football season that has thrown unprecedented challenges and adversity at our football teams and student-athletes, USC and Washington have performed at the highest levels and earned their places in the 2020 Pac-12 Football Championship Game as the Pac-12 South and North Champions," said Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott.
Washington (3-1, 1-1 vs. Pac-12 North) has now captured the Pac-12 North title for the third time in the last five seasons (also, 2016 & 2018), tied with OREGON for the second-most division titles in the Pac-12 era (Stanford has won four Pac-12 North titles). The Huskies have allowed 35 points-or-less in each of their last 75 games dating back to 2014, the longest such active streak in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). The Huskies finished with the highest winning percentage (.750) in the Pac-12 North.
USC is ranked No. 15 in the latest CFP rankings (Dec. 8) and is currently wrapping up its regular season with a rivalry matchup against UCLA. The Trojans entered play this week having started 4-0 overall for the first time since 2017 and 4-0 in Pac-12 play for the first time since 2006. As the host for the 2020 title game, USC is making their third #Pac12FCG appearance and first since 2017. The Trojans entered Saturday's game needing either a win over UCLA or a loss for No. 21 Colorado as the Buffaloes fell by a score of 38-21 to UTAH.