Oregon vs Stanford is exactly what we thought it would be, ever since the Cardinal upset their new rival national title contenders from the North last season in Eugene. A match up of top 5 programs gunning for not just a conference title, but something bigger, something much bigger. A chance perhaps to dethrone the mighty SEC at the end of the season, with what many presume to be an Alabama team vying for a 3-peat.
Some games are not only made for prime time, they demand it. This is one of those games.
Heck, the No. 10 Oklahoma Sooners play the No. 6 Baylor Bears… that’s right, BAYLOR… in the Thursday prime time slot! This game couldn’t even get the best spot for a day when only two other college football games are on the docket, only one of which has significance.
I understand the logistics of Texas being an hour ahead of California or whatever, but you can still understand the point… this is most definitely the Pac-12′s biggest blunder this season.
For more on this story and Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott’s role in all of this, click this article from Lew Wright at All Coug’d Up.