The two teams that a majority of Pac-12 football fans wanted to see in the Pac-12 Championship game is finally here.
After a shortened, strenuous and sporadic six-game “regular season” of college football, the Oregon Ducks (3-2) and South division winner USC Trojans (5-0) will kickoff shortly in Los Angeles, California for the Pac-12 Championship.
Last season, the Ducks took down then-south champ and the No. 1 defense in the Pac-12, the Utah Utes, 37-15, in Santa Clara, California. Oregon running back CJ Verdell ran for 208 yards and three touchdowns and his performance earned him the MVP award.
Oregon also defeated USC, 56-24, down in Los Angeles last season after a dominating performance from quarterback Justin Herbert and wide receiver Juwan Johnson. The Ducks defense forced three interceptions on Trojans quarterback Kedon Slovis.
This season, USC is undefeated with wins over Arizona State, Arizona, Utah, Washington State and UCLA.
These two teams have developed a rivalry both on the field and also in terms of recruiting in the state of California.
HOW TO WATCH:
WHO: Oregon Ducks (3-2) vs. USC Trojans (5-0)
WHEN: Friday, December 18 at 5 p.m. (PT)
WHERE: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum | Los Angeles, CA
RADIO: Oregon Sports Network
LINE: USC -3.0