Pac-12 Networks announces first 13 games of 2014 football television schedule

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Conference's dominant array of quarterbacks on full display during first three weeks of the season

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. (May 29, 2014) – The countdown to the 2014 college football season has begun and Pac-12 Networks is excited to bring fans 13 live football games in the first three weeks of the season featuring 10 of the 12 Conference squads and some of the nation’s best quarterbacks.

With 13 live contests over a three-week span, the Networks will televise more Pac-12 football action than ESPN and FOX combined. The telecast slate also showcases home openers for nine schools: Utah, Arizona State, Stanford, Oregon State, Oregon, Washington, California, UCLA and Washington State (Pullman opener).

“There is an incredible amount of anticipation surrounding Pac-12 football this fall and we’re thrilled to be able to bring fans closer to their favorite teams and players with all of our games and in depth coverage throughout the season,” said Pac-12 Networks President Lydia Murphy-Stephans. “With all of the great coaches and talented quarterbacks returning this season, the race for the Pac-12 Championship will most definitely come down to the wire and we look forward to having it all unfold on the Pac-12 Networks."

In addition to the sheer volume of games, Pac-12 Networks’ game schedule displays why this is the year of the quarterback in the Pac-12 with a handful of Heisman hopeful QBs – Kevin Hogan (Stanford), Marcus Mariota (Oregon), Sean Mannion (Oregon State), Taylor Kelly (Arizona State), Connor Halliday (Washington State) and Brett Hundley (UCLA) – serving as the main attraction in eight of the 13 matchups.

[Related: 2014 Pac-12 football schedule]

The fun begins with a doubleheader Thursday, August 28 as Utah hosts Idaho State at 4:30 p.m. PT, followed by Weber State vs. Arizona State in the desert at 7:30 p.m. PT

Saturday, September 6 features four contests, beginning with new head coach Chris Petersen and the Washington Huskies making their network debut versus Eastern Washington at Noon PT while the UCLA Bruins close the night with a primetime battle at the Rose Bowl against Memphis at 7:00 p.m. PT.

Week 3 is another jam-packed Saturday beginning at 11:00 a.m. PT with Oregon hosting Wyoming in their second network appearance of the season, followed by Army vs. Stanford at 2:00 p.m. Mike Leach and the Washington State Cougars make their first network appearance of the season, hosting Portland State at 5:00 p.m., while Arizona closes out the day at home against Nevada at 7:00 p.m. PT.

Stay tuned for additional announcements regarding Pac-12 Networks’ fall football programming slate, including new shows and broadcast and in-studio talent pairings. The remaining network television schedule will be determined and announced 6-to-12 days prior to the games.

Pac-12 Networks 2014 Football Telecast Schedule (First Three Weeks)

   Games Time (PT) TV Info / Online
Thursday, August 28    
Idaho StateIdaho State at Utah   Utah 4:30 p.m. Pac-12 Networks
Weber StateWeber State at Arizona State   Arizona State 7:30 p.m. Pac-12 Networks
Saturday, August 30    
UC DavisUC Davis at Stanford   Stanford 1 p.m. Pac-12 Networks
Portland StatePortland State at Oregon State   Oregon State 1 p.m. Pac-12 Networks
South DakotaSouth Dakota at Oregon   Oregon 7:30 p.m. Pac-12 Networks
Saturday, September 6    
Eastern WashingtonEastern Washington at Washington   Washington 12 p.m. Pac-12 Networks
Fresno StateFresno State at Utah   Utah 12 p.m. Pac-12 Networks
Sacramento StateSacramento State at California   California 12 p.m. Pac-12 Networks
MemphisMemphis at UCLA   UCLA 7 p.m. Pac-12 Networks
Saturday, September 13    
WyomingWyoming at Oregon   Oregon 11 a.m. Pac-12 Networks
ArmyArmy at Stanford   Stanford 2 p.m. Pac-12 Networks
Portland StatePortland State at Washington State  Washington State 5 p.m. Pac-12 Networks
NevadaNevada at Arizona  Arizona 8 p.m. Pac-12 Networks