Tuesday December 1st, 2015

Stanford (10–2) takes on USC (8–4) in the Pac-12 championship game on Saturday at Levi’s Stadium. 

The Cardinal enter the game one week after a rousing, two-point comeback win over Notre Dame. Quarterback Kevin Hogan returned to top form with four touchdown passes against the Irish, and Heisman candidate Christian McCaffrey again shouldered the load on the ground. Stanford needs a win to maintain its slim chance at earning a College Football Playoff spot.

The Trojans put together an impressive second half of the season under Clay Helton, who shed the interim tag and was promoted this week to head coach. Cody Kessler (27 touchdowns, six interceptions, 68.4% completion rate) has had a strong season with JuJu Smith-Schuster as his top target. 

Stanford topped USC 41–31 in an early-season meeting.

How to watch

Details for Saturday’s game are below.

Kickoff: 7:45 p.m. ET
Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.
TV coverage: ESPN
Radio: For a list of Stanford affiliates, click here. For a list of USC affiliates, click here.

Team schedules


Sept. 5: at Northwestern (L, 16–6)

Sept. 12: vs. UCF (W, 31–7)

Sept. 19: at USC (W, 41–31)

Sept. 25: at Oregon State (W, 42–24)

Oct. 3: vs. Arizona (W, 55–17)

Oct. 15: vs. UCLA (W, 56–35)

Oct. 24: vs. Washington (W, 31–14)

​Oct. 31: at Washington State (W, 30–28)

Nov. 7: at Colorado (W, 42–10)

Nov. 14: vs. Oregon (L, 38–36)

Nov. 21: vs. California (W, 35–22)

Nov. 28: vs. Notre Dame (W, 38–36)

Dec. 5: at USC (7:45 p.m. ET, ESPN)


Sept. 5: vs. Arkansas State (W, 55–6)

Sept. 12: vs. Idaho (W, 59–9)

Sept. 19: vs. Stanford (L, 41–31)

Sept. 26: at Arizona State (W, 42–14)

Oct. 8: vs. Washington (L, 17–12)

Oct. 17: at Notre Dame (L, 41–31)

Oct. 24: vs. Utah (W, 42–24)

Oct. 31: at ;California (W, 27–21)

Nov. 7: vs. Arizona (W, 38–30)

Nov. 13: at Colorado (W, 27–24)

Nov. 21: at Oregon (L, 48–28)

Nov. 28: vs. UCLA (W, 40–21)

Dec. 5: vs. Stanford (7:45 p.m. ET, ESPN)

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.