Before we bask within the gloriousness that’s rivalry week, the Pac-12 could have a lot of the highlight of Week 12.
USC is the convention’s lone group remaining within the College Football Playoff race, and its difficult ultimate stretch begins with a crosstown journey to UCLA on Saturday night time.
There’s additionally one other glorious matchup out in Eugene as Oregon hosts Utah with vital Pac-12 title implications at stake. And earlier than the Pac-12 takes heart stage late into Saturday night time, there are a number of difficult spots for some extremely ranked groups.
(Note: All instances ET, odds from BetMGM)
Time: 7:30 pm TV: SECN | Line: Ole Miss -2.5 | Total: 64
Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin was so near getting a win over his former boss, Alabama’s Nick Saban, however the Rebels fell 30-24 in heartbreaking style. Now the 8-2 Rebels are eradicated from SEC West competition and need to go make a journey to face Arkansas. An evening recreation in Fayetteville isn’t simple, and Ole Miss will doubtless attempt to lean closely on its operating recreation prefer it has all yr. Arkansas, in the meantime, is simply 5-5 on the yr and might want to pull off the upset and clinch bowl eligibility.
Time: 8 pm | TV: Fox | Line: USC -2.5 | Total: 75.5
It’s an enormous weekend within the Pac-12 as USC is the convention’s final remaining contender for the playoff. USC’s offense, led by quarterback Caleb Williams, has been taking part in at a excessive degree. Its protection has not. Things have performed out equally for UCLA. The Bruins, who’re nonetheless combating to succeed in the Pac-12 title recreation, have a stellar operating recreation led by QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson and RB Zach Charbonnet. Those two must have large nights for UCLA to tug off the upset, particularly with the way in which the protection has been struggling in latest weeks.
Time: 10:30 pm TV: ESPN | Line: Utah -1.5 | Total: 61.5
Like the USC-UCLA recreation, this matchup is very large for the Pac-12 title race. Both Utah and Oregon are 6-1 in convention play, a half-game behind 7-1 USC and a recreation forward of UCLA and Washington, each of whom are 5-2.
QB accidents will issue closely into this one. While Utah QB Cam Rising appears to be again after lacking a recreation a number of weeks again, Oregon’s Bo Nix is a lot more of a query mark. He appeared to harm his foot or ankle late in final week’s heartbreaking loss to Washington. The teaching employees has remained quiet about Nix’s standing, however the truth that Oregon went from a 3-point favourite to a 1.5-point underdog on Wednesday night time says loads. If Nix cannot go, Ty Thompson will get the nod on this essential matchup.