This weekend the Pac-12 seasons starts in earnest. There are three very important games that will set the stage for the conference race. (Of course every conference game is important, but some are more important than others.) 
#9 UCLA led by freshman QB Josh Rosen is traveling to face #16 Arizona. Its going to be HOT in the desert. The game is the best of the weekend and therefore ESPN’s Game Day will be in Tucson. Both teams are undefeated so a win here would be big.
Another important game to be played in the desert is #19 USC at Arizona State. USC came into last weekend ranked #6 in the nation but lost to a tough Stanford team 41-31. If USC were to lose again they would have two losses in conference play. Prior to the season many analysts had predicted USC would win the Pac-12 race. This would not be likely if they lose this weekend.
Up in Eugene (in the forest) #13 Oregon will host #18 Utah in Autzen Stadium. Utah has a reputation for being a tough grind-it-out team. It will be Oregon’s speed against Utah’s grit. And just like USC, Oregon cannot afford a second loss. It would be very unlikely for the College Football Playoff committee to choose a two loss Oregon team to play in the national championship even if Oregon were to win the Pac-12 title.
Last weekend the Oregon Ducks easily defeated visiting Georgia State 61-28. The game did give the Duck’s second string QB Jeff Locke a chance to play. Here is a quick highlight video of the game.

For those of you who enjoy motivational videos here’s the Ducks’ pump-up video.
“Come out firing!”

Mike Resch reporting from Eugene Oregon where it never rains, it only pours touchdowns.

Here’s a list of the best college games of the weekend. All times are USA Eastern Standard Time (EST)
September 25
12:00 #22 BYU (2-1 Independent) vs. Michigan (2-1 Big-10) – Live auf Sport1 US
15:30 #24 Oklahoma State (3-0 Big-12) vs. Texas (1-2 Big-12)
16:45 #3 TCU (3-0 Big-12) vs. Texas Tech (3-0 Big-12)
20:00 #9 UCLA (3-0 Pac-12) vs. #16 Arizona (3-0 Pac-12)
20:30 #18 Utah (3-0 Pac-12) vs. #13 Oregon (2-1 Pac-12)

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