DALLAS (AP) After adding two schools, renaming itself and landing a massive television contract, the Pac-12 is finally ready to kick off the football season.
Arizona State and Utah get the first cracks on Thursday, playing home games against FCS schools, while the rest of the conference starts Saturday.
The Ducks are favorites to win the conference title again after coming within seconds of a national championship last season, but face a huge challenge against the talented Tigers – even without suspended quarterback Jordan Jefferson.
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