The Oregon Ducks will start their defense of the Pac-12 championship in Tucson against the Arizona Wildcats. The last time these two tussled in the desert, the game went to double overtime and Oregon wrested away a Pac-10 title opportunity away from Arizona. Considering the lack of success for Mike Stoops since that time, this is shaping up to be a pretty crucial tilt for his future as Wildcats head coach.
This is more of a tune-up for Oregon, who'll have a bye week.
Time: 7:15 PM PT/10:15 PM ET (kickoff at 7:21 PM)
TV: ESPN2. Carter Blackburn (play-by-play) and Brock Huard (analyst) are your announcers.
Radio: Locally, Oregon Sports Network. Jerry Allen (play-by-play), Mike Jorgensen (analyst) and Jay Allen (sideline) are your announcers. Nationally, Westwood One. John Tauges (play-by-play) and Terry Donahue (analyst). Satellite, XM 193 and Sirius 112.
Online: ESPN3! Check your local cable and satellite affiliate to see if you pick up this service from the Worldwide Leader.
Last time these two teams faced: Oregon and Arizona played a gripping, important and bruising battle the day after Thanksgiving in Autzen Stadium. Then the second half started. Oregon ended up winning 48-29 to move one win away from the BCS Championship Game. Arizona ended up losing. A lot.
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