Nov. 29, 2011
UCLA PLAYS FOR THE FIRST PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP - South Division champion UCLA (6-6, 5-4) travels to meet the North Division champion, Oregon (10-2, 8-1) for the Pac-12 title on Friday, December 2. The game will be televised nationally by Fox with Gus Johnson and Charles Davis in the booth, while Tim Brewster reports from the sideline. Kickoff is set for 5:20 p.m. PT. AM 570 (KLAC) and the Bruin IMG Radio Network (Chris Roberts, Matt Stevens and Wayne Cook) will radio broadcast the contest. The game will also be broadcast nationally on ESPN Radio (Dave Fleming, David Norris, Ian Fitzsimmons) and SIRIUS XM (Ch. 91).
THE SERIES WITH OREGON - The Bruins lead the series 39-25, but have lost the last three games played. UCLA owns a 17-12 advantage in games played in Eugene, but has dropped the last three. The Bruins last won, in Eugene, by a 34-26 score in the 2004 season.
CHAMPIONSHIP NOTES - The Bruins last won the conference championship in the 1998 season under head coach Bob Toledo. UCLA went 10-2 that season and was 8-0 in Pac-10 play. It advanced to the 1999 Rose Bowl game and dropped a 38-31 decision to Wisconsin.
The last time UCLA went into the final game of the season with a Rose Bowl bid in the balance was in 2007. If UCLA had defeated USC, the Bruins would have had an opportunity to win the Pac-10 tiebreaker of teams which finished with a 6-3 record and represent the conference in the Rose Bowl game.
BOWL ELIGIBLE - With its victory over Colorado on Nov. 19, UCLA became bowl eligible. The Bruins have been bowl eligible in 10 of the last 12 seasons (not 1999, 2008). The bowl pairings will be announced on Dec. 4.