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This Week in Pac-12 Football - Week 12

Nov 15, 2023
Eric Evans



RACE TO VEGAS:  The match-up for the 2023 Pac-12 Championship Game could be set this week depending on results.  Here are scenarios for this week:

  • #5 WASHINGTON:  Clinch spot with a win this week at Oregon State OR Utah win over Arizona

  • #6 OREGON:  Clinch spot with a win over Arizona State AND Washington win over Oregon State AND Utah win over Arizona

  • #11 OREGON STATE:  Stays in contention with a win over Washington OR wins by BOTH Utah over Arizona AND Arizona State over Oregon

  • #17 ARIZONA:  Must beat Utah to stay in contention

  • #22 UTAH: Must beat Arizona AND have BOTH Washington beat Oregon State AND Arizona State beat Oregon to stay in contention

FINAL-IST COUNTDOWN:  Some of the major college football awards announced their finalists this week with heavy Pac-12 representation:

     Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (Top Upperclassman QB) - 3 of 5 finalists

  • QB Bo Nix, Oregon

  • QB Michael Penix, Jr., Washington

  • QB Caleb Williams, USC

     Lombardi Award (Top Offensive/Defensive Lineman) - 2 of 4 finalists

  • DE Jonah Elliss, Utah

  • DE Laiatu Latu, UCLA

SEMI CONDUCTING:  Other awards announced their semifinalists this week with heavy Pac-12 representation:

     Maxwell Award (Player of the Year)- 3 of 17 semifinalists

  • QB Bo Nix, Oregon

  • QB Michael Penix, Jr., Washington

  • QB Caleb Williams, USC

     Davey O’Brien Award (Top QB) - 5 of 20 semifinalists

  • Bo Nix, Oregon

  • Michael Penix, Jr.; Washington

  • Caleb Williams, USC

  • Shedeur Sanders, Colorado

  • DJ Uiagalelei, Oregon State

     Chuck Bednarik Award (Outstanding Defensive Player) - 2 of 20 semifinalists

  • DE Jonah Elliss, Utah

  • DE Laiatu Latu, UCLA

     Outland Trophy (Best Interior Lineman) - 2 of 7 semifinalists

  • C Jackson Powers-Johnson, Oregon

  • OT Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State

     Patrick Mannelly Award (Best Long Snapper) - 2 of 10 semifinalists

  • Simon Samarzich, Washington State

  • Slater Zellers, Arizona State

     Joe Moore Award (Top Offensive Line Unit) - 3 of 12 semifinalists

  • Oregon

  • Oregon State

  • Washington

TOP ASSISTANTS:  Broyles Award nominees for the top assistant coach with 7 Pac-12 nominees:

  • Johnny Nansen, Arizona Def Coord

  • Brian Ward, Arizona St Def Coord

  • Will Stein, Oregon Off Coord

  • Jim Michalczik Oregon St Assoc HC

  • D’Anton Lynn, UCLA Def Coord

  • Morgan Scalley, Utah Def Coord

  • Ryan Grubb, Washington Off Coord

WEEK 13:  Game times and TV networks announced this week:

     Friday, November 24, 2023

  • 5:30pm PT - Oregon State at Oregon (FOX)

     Saturday, November 25, 2023

  • 1:00pm PT - Washington State at Washington (FOX)

  • 4:00pm PT - Notre Dame at Stanford (Pac-12 Network)

  • 7:30pm PT - Cal at UCLA (ESPN)

2 game selections have been held as 6-day picks by the television partners and will be announced no later than Sunday, November 19:

  • Arizona at Arizona State

  • Colorado at Utah