Welcome Back PAC-12 Football
Hi you guys! My name is Rebecca and I am the owner of Gridiron Rush. I am a huge fan of college football (especially PAC-12 Football) and you can find me in front of my TV every Saturday watching some great matchups.
College football in 2020 has gone through some drastic changes due to the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19. Back in August, two main power five conference teams(BIG 10 and PAC-12) had decided to postpone their 2020 season to the Spring of 2021. However, that postponement only lasted one month. Back in September, both the BIG 10 and the PAC-12 announced that they are returning to the gridiron this season. To say I was excited was an understatement.
For those of you do not know me. I am a huge USC football fan, and hearing that the Trojans were returning to the gridiron this season sure put the biggest smile on my face. Let’s face it, I missed cheering on the Trojans every Saturday. Now that PAC-12 football is officially back, I can grab my gear and head on over to the couch.
The Conference of Champions is slated to hit the gridiron on November 7th and concludes their season on December 18th with their annual PAC-12 Championship game. Let us take a look at some of the top matchups this season!
First things first, the PAC-12 is slated for a seven-game season. This is going to be a short season PAC-12 fans, so get ready for a wild ride.
Slated on November 7th the Trojans are taking on the ASU Sun Devils at home in the beautiful renovated Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. One interesting thing about this matchup is that the Trojans and the Sun Devils will kick off at a new time. Kickoff is set for 9:00 A.M. Yes, you heard me right. The Trojans and the Sun Devils will square off at 9:00 A.M. So grab your coffee and your gear and head on over to your couch for an exciting PAC-12 South matchup. A few more interesting games taking place on November 7th are Stanford @ Oregon and Washington @ CAL.
For week two of PAC-12 football, there is a great Friday night matchup between the Utes and the Bruins at the Rose Bowl. Following on Saturday the 14th, CAL will be taking on the Sun Devils in Arizona while the Buffalos make a trip up to Northern California to take on the Stanford Cardinals.
Heading into week three of PAC-12 football there is another Friday night matchup between the Bruins and the Ducks. This time the Bruins are headed up to the Ducks house for this PAC-12 North and PAC-12 South battle. Who will be victorious in Eugene? Will the Bruins pull off a major upset and beat the Rose Bowl champs, or will the Ducks pull out the victory at home. Find out on November 20th. Rolling into 21st, one top matchup that is sure to be fun to watch is USC @ Utah. The Trojans are headed down to Utah for what will be a great matchup between two of the PAC-12 South’s top teams. Will the Trojans pull out yet another magical victory against the Utes or will the Utes hold on and beat the Trojans at home? On the Utah side of the football, the Utes did get in a transfer QB in Jacob Bentley. Bentley is a transfer from the other USC(University of South Carolina) and is hoping to win more ball games out on the gridiron this season. On the USC side of the football, Kedon Slovis is expected to be sitting at QB, and hopefully he will have yet another stellar season. I can’t wait to watch one of the biggest PAC-12 games this season.
For week four of Pac-12 football, three rivalry games are taking place on Friday night. The first rivalry matchup is between Oregon and Oregon State, the second matchup is between Stanford and CAL and the third matchup is between Washington and Washington State. These three games are sure to be interesting. So buckle up college football fans, because November 27th is full of rivalry matchups.
Week five of college football has some great games on the slate. The Washington State Cougars are headed down to the city of angels to take on the one and only USC Trojans. This is the only PAC-12 North matchup for USC, so a win against the Cougars will only strengthen USC’s resume. This is going to be a great matchup so get ready Trojan fans. On Saturday, December 5th some top matchups are Stanford @Washington and Oregon @ CAL.
The final week of PAC-12 football has two rivalry games on the slate. The first rivalry game is on Friday, December 11th which is the battle of Arizona between the Sun Devils and the Wildcats. The last rivalry matchup of the season is my favorite rivalry game which yes you guessed it, the Battle of LA. You all know who I’m cheering for(USC). This rivalry matchup is between the Trojans and the Bruins. Will the Trojans be the victors of LA once again, or will the Bruins come away with the win? Well, I guess we will find out on December 12th.
The PAC-12 championship game will be played on Friday, December 18th. This championship game will be between the top team in the North vs. the top team in the South. My top two teams that I believe will play in this matchup are Oregon from the North and USC from the South. My prediction is that Oregon will once again be crowned the PAC-12 champs. Even though this pains me to say as a Trojan fan, I believe that the Ducks will come out on top but only by a few points.
With the PAC-12 season underway in just a few short weeks, I wanted to know what PAC-12 matchup you guys are excited to watch this upcoming season? You can message me your answers to my Instagram @gridiron_rush19.
I hope you guys have a fun-filled PAC-12 season. Stay safe everyone and remember to always wear your masks if you are going out or attending a ball game this year. As for me, I will be cheering on the Trojans from the comfort of my home.
*NOTE- Some Games have gotten cancelled due to COVID!