Week 8 of the college football season features a high stakes Pac-12 match between mediocre teams at the start of the season.
10 Oregon (5-1) will play host 10 UCLA (6-0) in Eugene, Oregon, this Saturday — the only meeting between the top 10 teams of the week. The outcome of the game will leave only one team undefeated in the Pac-12 game and will influence whether the conference can make College Football Playoff only for the third time; Remember, the conference has cleared itself of divisions this year.
As of now, the conference’s best hopes lie in UCLA, the only team undefeated in the Pac-12, and USC, which is 6-1 on the season. (Ironically, considering these teams will be leaving for the Big Ten in 2024.)
Oregon has an outside chance in the playoffs, of course. But the Ducks will need to win and probably receive a little help from the likes of Clemson, TCU, and others (the Big Ten and SEC have several teams ahead of Oregon in their latest AP Top 25, many of whom will play each other). Speaking of the SEC, how much will the Ducks’ 49-3 loss to Georgia affect the playoff commission’s mind?
But these are issues for another day.
Saturday’s encounter was rife with many intrigues, not the least of which was former Ducks coach Chip Kelly returning to Eugene for only the third time since leaving the program after the 2012 season. Kelly got a crack in the NFL with the Eagles (2013-15) and 49ers (2016).
Kelly appears to have finally made a comeback after three frustrating seasons in Los Angeles, leading the Bruins to their first 6-0 start since 2005. Thanks in large part to playing quarterback Dorian Thompson Robinson, a black horse Heisman Trophy nominee. He completed 122 of 163 passes (74.8 percent) for 1,510 yards and 15 touchdowns for two interceptions. He also has 231 rushing yards (5.5 yards) for four more scores.
He’ll likely be in a high-powered quarterback duel with Bo Nix in Oregon. Auburn completed 131 transfers of 186 passes (70.4 percent) for 1,526 yards and 12 touchdowns for three interceptions. Like Thompson-Robinson, Nix is a double-threat quarterback, rushing for 331 yards (8.1 ypc) and eight runs.
Here’s how to tune in and watch the high-stakes Pac-12 encounter between the Ducks and the Bruins:
What is the Oregon Channel vs UCLA Today?
Oregon and UCLA will face off at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon, and the match will be broadcast on Fox, with Jason Bennetti and Brock Howard calling the match. It will be available to stream live on FoxSports.com and fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
What time does Oregon vs UCLA start today?
- Date: Saturday 3 September
- time: 3:30 p.m. Eastern time
The game between Oregon and UCLA will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, October 22, at 12:30 p.m. local time.
Oregon football schedule
|September 3||At No. 3 Georgia||UGA 49, Oregon 3|
|September 10||Opposite East Washington||Oregon 70, EWU 14|
|September 17||Opposite to No. 12 BYU||Oregon 41, BYU 20|
|September 24||in Washington State *||Oregon 44, WSU 41|
|October 1||against Stanford *||Oregon 45, Stanford 27|
|October 8||in Arizona*||Oregon 49, Arizona 22|
|October 22||Opposite No. 9 UCLA*||to be announced later on|
|October 29||in cal *||to be announced later on|
|November 5||in Colorado*||to be announced later on|
|November 12||opposite Washington *||to be announced later on|
|November 19||Opposite No. 15 Utah *||to be announced later on|
|November 26||in Oregon *||to be announced later on|
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UCLA Football Schedule
|September 3||Opposite Bowling Green||UCLA 45, Bowling Green 17|
|September 10||Versus Alabama||UCLA 45, ASU 7|
|September 17||Opposite South Alabama||UCLA 32USA 31|
|September 24||in Colorado*||UCLA 45, Colorado 17|
|September 30 (Friday)||Opposite No. 15 Washington *||UCLA 40, Washington 32|
|October 8||Against No. 11 Utah *||UCLA 40, Utah 32|
|October 22||At No. 10 Oregon *||to be announced later on|
|October 29||against Stanford *||to be announced later on|
|November 5||in Arizona*||to be announced later on|
|November 12||against Arizona*||to be announced later on|
|November 19||Opposite USC No. 12*||to be announced later on|
|November 25 (Friday)||in cal *||to be announced later on|
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