The Oregon Ducks and UCLA Bruins take the field at Autzen Stadium on Friday in a Pac-12 Championship Game that has all the makings of a blowout. Make no mistake about it: all the ingredients of a game set to go off the rails right from the opening whistle are here. The Pac-12 North was the dominant division, Oregon boasts a surgical and fast offense, and UCLA is playing for a lame duck coach who will not be on the sidelines in its bowl game, whether it be the Rose Bowl or otherwise.
This is football, however, and anything can happen. The winner of this game heads to the Rose Bowl, so there's plenty of motivation -- as well as the dangling prize of being the first-ever Pac-12 champion. But there's a reason Oregon opened as a 30-point favorite over the Bruins, and very few, if any, expect this to be a close matchup.
Oregon has the hosting duties as the team with the better overall record, though the Pac-12 has put a few neutral touches on the stadium. No matter the outcome, it is a first for the Pac-12, and there should be plenty of excitement.
Here's the quick details of the Pac-12 Championship.
Time: 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2
Place: Autzen Stadium, Eugene Oregon
TV information: Nationally on FOX