2014 Pacific-12 Conference football season

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2014 Pacific-12 Conference football season
League NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision)
Sport American football
Number of teams 12
TV partner(s) ABC, FOX, Fox Sports 1, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, and Pac-12 Networks
Season MVP Marcus Mariota (QB)
North champions Oregon Ducks
  North runners-up Stanford Cardinal
South champions Arizona Wildcats
  South runners-up UCLA Bruins
Arizona State Sun Devils
Pac-12 Championship
Champions Oregon Ducks
  Runners-up Arizona Wildcats
Pac-12 Championship MVP Marcus Mariota (QB)
Football seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 Pacific-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
#2 Oregon x^   8 1         13 2  
Stanford   5 4         8 5  
Washington   4 5         8 6  
California   3 6         5 7  
Oregon State   2 7         5 7  
Washington State   2 7         3 9  
Southern Division
#19 Arizona x   7 2         10 4  
#10 UCLA   6 3         10 3  
#12 Arizona State   6 3         10 3  
#20 USC   6 3         9 4  
#21 Utah   5 4         9 4  
Colorado   0 9         2 10  
Championship: Oregon 51, Arizona 13
^ – College Football Playoff participant
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
As of January 13, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Pacific-12 Conference football season was the fourth season of college football for the Pacific-12 Conference as a 12-team league. The season began on Thursday, August 28, 2014, and the first conference game was on Saturday, September 6, 2014, when USC played at Stanford. The final game was the Pacific-12 Championship Game at Levi's Stadium on December 5, 2014, with FOX televising the game. The Oregon Ducks defeated the Arizona Wildcats, 51–13 for the conference championship and went on to play in the College Football Playoff. The Ducks defeated the Florida State Seminoles 59–20 in the semifinal game in the Rose Bowl, but lost to the Ohio State Buckeyes 42–20 in the championship game.

Previous season[edit]

Stanford, the North Division Champions, defeated Arizona State, the South Division Champions, 38–14 to claim their fourteenth conference title and the chance to play in the Rose Bowl again.

A record nine conference teams played in a post-season bowl game, with six teams winning. Stanford was deafeated in the Rose Bowl game by Michigan State 24–20 before 95,173 fans. Arizona State, the South Division champions, was also a bowl game loser, losing to Texas Tech 37–23 in the Holiday Bowl. The only other loser in a bowl game was Washington State, losing by a slim margin to Colorado State 48–45.

Bowl game winners were: UCLA defeated Virginia Tech 42-12 in the Hyundai Sun Bowl, Arizona defeated Boston College 42–19 in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl, Oregon defeated Texas 42–7 in the Valero Alamo Bowl, Washington defeated BYU 31–16 in the Fight Hunger Bowl, Oregon State defeated Boise State 38–23 in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, and USC defeated Fresno State 45–20 in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl.

Pre-season[edit]

2014 Pac-12 Spring Football and number of signees on signing day:

Pac-12 Media poll[edit]

2014 Pac-12 Media Day was held at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, CA on July 23–24, 2014.

  • PAC-12 Title Game Champion: Oregon (24 votes); Others receiving votes: UCLA (13), Stanford (1), USC (1)

Head coaches[edit]

Rankings[edit]

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Arizona
Wildcats
AP RV RV RV RV RV 10 16 15 14 21 17 15 12 8 12 19
C RV RV RV RV RV RV 13 17 15 15 21 18 13 12 8 11 17
CFP Not released 12 19 14 15 11 7 10
Arizona State
Sun Devils
AP 19 17 16 15 15 RV 20 17 14 15 11 7 13 13 17 15 12
C 18 16 14 13 12 24 20 18 14 14 12 8 14 13 18 16 14
CFP Not released 14 9 6 13 13 17 15
California
Golden Bears
AP RV
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CFP Not released
Colorado
Buffaloes
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CFP Not released
Oregon
Ducks
AP 3 (1) 3 (5) 2 (16) 2 (17) 2 (12) 2 (11) 12 9 6 5 5 3 3 (1) 3 (2) 3 (5) 3 (8) 2
C 4 (1) 4 (2) 4 (6) 3 (6) 4 (3) 4 (7) 11 9 7 6 5 4 (1) 3 (6) 3 (6) 3 (6) 3 (7) 2
CFP Not released 5 4 2 2 2 2 2
Oregon State
Beavers
AP RV RV
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CFP Not released
Stanford
Cardinal
AP 11 13 15 16 16 16 25 23 RV RV RV RV RV RV RV
C 11 10 16 15 14 13 22 20 RV RV RV RV RV RV RV
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UCLA
Bruins
AP 7 11 12 12 11 8 18 RV 25 25 18 14 11 9 16 14 10
C 7 11 12 10 10 9 17 RV RV 25 18 14 12 10 17 15 10
CFP Not released 22 18 11 9 8 15 14
USC
Trojans
AP 15 14 9 17 18 18 RV 22 20 RV RV RV 24 RV RV 24 20
C 15 14 10 21 22 20 RV 25 21 RV RV RV 24 RV RV RV 21
CFP Not released 19 25 24
Utah
Utes
AP RV 24 20 19 18 20 25 20 RV RV 23 21
C RV 23 19 18 22 RV 21 RV RV 25 20
CFP Not released 17 17 23 17 25 23 22
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Huskies
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Washington State
Cougars
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Schedule[edit]

Index to colors and formatting
Pac-12 member won
Pac-12 member lost
Pac-12 teams in bold

Week 1[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Thursday, August 28 4:30 PM Idaho State Utah Rice-Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City, UT P12N W 56–14   45,925
Thursday, August 28 7:00 PM Rutgers Washington State CenturyLink FieldSeattle, WA FS1 L 38–41   30,987
Thursday, August 28 7:30 PM Weber State #19 Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ P12N W 45–14   52,133
Friday, August 29 6:00 PM Colorado State Colorado Sports Authority Field at Mile HighDenver, CO (Rocky Mountain Showdown) FS1 L 17–31   63,363
Friday, August 29 7:30 PM UNLV Arizona Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ ESPN W 58–13   50,103
Saturday, August 30 9:00 AM #7 UCLA Virginia Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA ESPN W 28–20   44,749
Saturday, August 30 12:30 PM California Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ABC/ESPN2 W 31–24   34,228
Saturday, August 30 1:00 PM UC Davis #11 Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA (Bill Walsh Legacy Game) P12N W 45–0   49,509
Saturday, August 30 1:00 PM Portland State Oregon State Reser StadiumCorvallis, OR P12N W 29–14   40,309
Saturday, August 30 4:30 PM Fresno State #15 USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA FOX W 52–13   76,037
Saturday, August 30 7:30 PM South Dakota #3 Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR P12N W 62–13   57,388
Saturday, August 30 7:30 PM #25 Washington Hawaii Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI CBSSN W 17–16   36,411
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Week 2[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Thursday, September 4 5:00 PM Arizona UTSA AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX FS1 W 26–23   33,472
Friday, September 5 7:30 PM Washington State Nevada Mackay StadiumReno, NV ESPN L 13–24   26,023
Saturday, September 6 12:00 PM Sacramento State California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA P12N W 55–14   48,145
Saturday, September 6 12:00 PM Eastern Washington Washington Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA P12N W 59–52   62,861
Saturday, September 6 12:00 PM Fresno State Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT P12N W 59–27   45,864
Saturday, September 6 12:00 PM Colorado Massachusetts Gillette StadiumFoxborough, MA ESPN3 W 41–38   10,227
Saturday, September 6 12:30 PM #14 USC #13 Stanford Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA (Rivalry) ABC  USC 13–10   50,814
Saturday, September 6 3:30 PM #7 Michigan State #3 Oregon Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR FOX W 46–27   59,456
Saturday, September 6 4:00 PM #17 Arizona State New Mexico University StadiumAlbuqueque, NM CBSSN W 58–23   25,742
Saturday, September 6 7:00 PM Memphis #11 UCLA Rose BowlPasadena, CA P12N W Memphis 42–35   72,098
Saturday, September 6 7:30 PM Oregon State Hawaii Aloha Stadium • Honolulu, HI CBSSN W 38–30   29,050
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Week 3[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Saturday, September 13 11:00 AM Wyoming #2 Oregon Auzten Stadium • Eugene, OR P12N W 48–14   56,533
Saturday, September 13 1:00 PM Illinois Washington Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA FOX W 44–19   62,325
Saturday, September 13 2:00 PM Army #15 Stanford Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA P12N W 35–0   49,680
Saturday, September 13 5:00 PM #9 USC Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA ABC/ESPN2 L 31–37   41,632
Saturday, September 13 5:00 PM #12 UCLA Texas AT&T StadiumArlington, TX FOX W 20–17   60,479
Saturday, September 13 5:00 PM Portland State Washington State Martin StadiumPullman, WA P12N W 59–21   30,874
Saturday, September 13 7:00 PM #16 Arizona State Colorado Folsom StadiumBoulder, CO ESPNU  ASU 38–24   38,547
Saturday, September 13 8:00 PM Nevada Arizona Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ P12N W 35–28   48,504
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Week 4[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Saturday, September 20 11:00 AM Hawaii Colorado Folsom Stadium • Boulder, CO P12N W 21–12   39,478
Saturday, September 20 12:30 PM Utah Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ABC/ESPN2 W 26–10   103,890
Saturday, September 20 3:00 PM Georgia State Washington Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA P12N W 45–14   64,608
Saturday, September 20 7:00 PM California Arizona Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ P12N  ARIZ 49–45   45,595
Saturday, September 20 7:30 PM #2 Oregon Washington State Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA ESPN  ORE 38–31   32,952
Saturday, September 20 7:30 PM San Diego State Oregon State Reser Stadium • Corvallis, OR FOX W 28–7   41,339
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Week 5[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Thursday, September 25 7:00 PM #11 UCLA #15 Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ FS1  UCLA 62-27   60,876
Saturday, September 27 1:00 PM Colorado California California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA P12N  CAL 59–56OT   39,821
Saturday, September 27 1:15 PM #16 Stanford Washington Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA FOX  STAN 20–13   66,512
Saturday, September 27 5:00 PM Washington State Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT P12N  WSU 28-27   45,859
Saturday, September 27 7:30 PM Oregon State USC Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA ESPN  USC 35-10   74,521
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Week 6[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Thursday, October 2 7:30 PM Arizona #2 Oregon Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR ESPN  ARIZ 31-24   56,032
Saturday, October 4 12:30 PM #14 Stanford #9 Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Legends Trophy) NBC L 14–17   80,795
Saturday, October 4 1:00 PM Oregon State Colorado Folsom Field • Boulder, CO P12N  ORST 36–31   36,415
Saturday, October 4 4:30 PM Arizona State #16 USC Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA FOX  ASU 38–34   70,115
Saturday, October 4 7:30 PM California Washington State Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA P12N  CAL 60–59   30,020
Saturday, October 4 7:30 PM Utah #8 UCLA Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA ESPN  UTAH 30–28   74,329
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Week 7[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Friday, October 10 6:00 PM Washington State #25 Stanford Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA ESPN  STAN 34–17   44,135
Saturday, October 11 12:30 PM #12 Oregon #18 UCLA Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA FOX  ORE 42–30   80,139
Saturday, October 11 3:00 PM Washington California California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA P12N  WASH 31–7   44,449
Saturday, October 11 7:30 PM USC #10 Arizona Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ ESPN2  USC 28–26   56,754
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Week 8[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Thursday, October 16 7:00 PM #20 Utah Oregon State Reser Stadium • Corvallis, OR FS1  UTAH 29-23OT   40,479
Saturday, October 18 12:30 PM UCLA California California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA ABC/ESPN2  UCLA 36–34   49,257
Saturday, October 18 3:00 PM Colorado #22 USC Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA P12N  USC 56–28   74,756
Saturday, October 18 5:00 PM Washington #9 Oregon Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR (Oregon–Washington football rivalry) FS1  ORE 45-20   57,858
Saturday, October 18 7:30 PM #23 Stanford #17 Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ ESPN  ASU 26-10   59,012
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Week 9[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Friday, October 24 7:00 PM #6 Oregon California Levi's StadiumSanta Clara, CA FS1  ORE 59–41   55,575
Saturday, October 25 11:00 AM #25 UCLA Colorado Folsom Field • Boulder, CO P12N  UCLA 40–372OT   37,442
Saturday, October 25 12:30 PM Oregon State Stanford Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA ESPN2  STAN 38–14   48,401
Saturday, October 25 3:00 PM #15 Arizona Washington State Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA P12N  ARIZ 59–37   32,952
Saturday, October 25 7:00 PM #20 USC #19 Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT FS1  UTAH 24–21   47,619
Saturday, October 25 7:45 PM #14 Arizona State Washington Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA ESPN  ASU 24–10   64,666
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Week 10[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Saturday, November 1 10:00 AM Washington Colorado Folsom Field • Boulder, CO P12N  WASH 38–23   35,633
Saturday, November 1 1:30 PM USC Washington State Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA P12N  USC 44–17   25,012
Saturday, November 1 4:30 PM Stanford #5 Oregon Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR FOX/FOXD  ORE 45–16   58,974
Saturday, November 1 7:30 PM California Oregon State Reser Stadium • Corvallis, OR P12N  CAL 45–31   42,479
Saturday, November 1 7:30 PM #14 Arizona #25 UCLA Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA ESPN  UCLA 17–7   80,246
Saturday, November 1 8:00 PM #18 Utah #15 Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ FS1  ASU 19–16OT   53,754
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Week 11[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Saturday, November 8 12:30 PM #8 Notre Dame #11 Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ ABC W 55-31   65,870
Saturday, November 8 1:00 PM Washington State Oregon State Reser Stadium • Corvallis, OR P12N  WSU 39-32   44,377
Saturday, November 8 4:00 PM #18 UCLA Washington Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA FS1  UCLA 44-30   65,547
Saturday, November 8 5:00 PM Colorado #21 Arizona Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ P12N  ARIZ 38–20   50,177
Saturday, November 8 7:00 PM #5 Oregon #20 Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT ESPN  ORE 51–27   47,528
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Week 12[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Thursday, November 13 6:00 PM California USC Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA ESPN  USC 38-30   64,615
Saturday, November 15 12:30 PM Washington #17 Arizona Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ FOX  ARIZ 27-26   47,757
Saturday, November 15 3:00 PM #25 Utah Stanford Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA P12N  UTAH 20-17   44,635
Saturday, November 15 7:45 PM #7 Arizona State Oregon State Reser Stadium • Corvallis, OR ESPN  ORST 35-27   40,525
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Week 13[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Saturday, November 22 10:00 AM Washington State #13 Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ P12N  ASU 52-31   51,428
Saturday, November 22 12:30 PM #15 Arizona #20 Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT ESPN  ARIZ 42-10   45,824
Saturday, November 22 1:00 PM Stanford California California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA (Big Game) FS1/FOXD  STAN 38-17   56,483
Saturday, November 22 1:30 PM Colorado #3 Oregon Auzten Stadium • Eugene, OR P12N  ORE 44-10   55,898
Saturday, November 22 5:00 PM #24 USC #11 UCLA Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA (Victory Bell) ABC  UCLA 38–20   82,431
Saturday, November 22 7:30 PM Oregon State Washington Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA P12N  WASH 37–13   65,036
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Week 14[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Friday, November 28 12:30 PM Stanford #9 UCLA Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA ABC  STAN 31–10   70,658
Friday, November 28 12:30 PM #13 Arizona State #12 Arizona Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ (Territorial Cup) FOX  ARIZ 42–35   56,083
Saturday, November 29 10:00 AM Utah Colorado Folsom Field • Boulder, CO (Rumble in the Rockies) P12N  UTAH 38–34   39,155
Saturday, November 29 12:30 PM Notre Dame USC Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Jeweled Shillelagh) FOX W 49–14   79,586
Saturday, November 29 1:30 PM BYU California California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA P12N L 35–42   47,856
Saturday, November 29 5:00 PM #3 Oregon Oregon State Reser Stadium • Corvallis, OR (Civil War) ABC  ORE 47–19   45,722
Saturday, November 29 7:30 PM Washington Washington State Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA (Apple Cup) FS1  WASH 31–13   32,952
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Championship game[edit]

The championship game will be played on December 5, 2014. It will feature the highest ranked teams from two division championships.

Week 15 (Pac-12 Championship Game)[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Friday, December 5 6:00 PM #8 Arizona #3 Oregon Levi's Stadium • Santa Clara, California (Pac-12 Championship Game) FOX  ORE 51–13   45,618
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Postseason games[edit]

Following the 2014 regular season the Pac-12 had all eight of its bowl eligible teams selected to play in a post-season bowl game. The two marque match ups will be the Rose Bowl, in which the Oregon Ducks will face off against the Florida State Seminoles in the semi-finals of the College Football Playoff and the Fiesta Bowl, in which the Arizona Wildcats will face off against Mountain West Conference champions, Boise State. Overall, the Pac-12 will see two bowl games each against the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12 and Mountain West Conferences.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Pac-12, often considered to be the second best Division I FBS (formerly Division I-A) football conference, will not play a bowl game against what many consider to be the best conference, the SEC. The last time that teams from the Pac-12 and SEC met in the post-season was the 2011 BCS National Championship Game when Auburn defeated Oregon for the national championship. The only hope for a Pac-12 v. SEC match-up was for Oregon to win the Rose Bowl, and SEC Conference Champions Alabama to win the Sugar Bowl, in which case both teams would have squared off in the inaugural College Football Championship Game. Because Alabama lost the Sugar Bowl and Oregon won the Rose Bowl, the Ducks played the Big Ten Conference Champion Ohio State Buckeyes in a re-match of the 2010 Rose Bowl.

Pac-12 team in bold:

Bowl Game Date Stadium City TV Time (PST) Match-up Pac-12 Team Score Opponent Score
Las Vegas Bowl Saturday, December 20, 2014 Sam Boyd Stadium Paradise, Nevada ABC 12:30 PM Pac-12 #6 vs. MW #2 Utah (8–4) 45 Colorado State (10–2) 10
Sun Bowl Saturday, December 27, 2014 Sun Bowl Stadium El Paso, Texas CBS 11:00 AM Pac-12 #4 vs. ACC #4 #15 Arizona State (9–3) 36 Duke (9–3) 31
Holiday Bowl Saturday, December 27, 2014 Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, California ESPN 5:00 PM Pac-12 #5 vs. Big Ten #4 #24 USC (8–4) 45 #25 Nebraska (9–3) 42
Foster Farms Bowl Tuesday, December 30, 2014 Levi's Stadium Santa Clara, California ESPN 7:00 PM Pac-12 #8 vs. Big Ten #6 Stanford (7–5) 45 Maryland (7–5) 21
Fiesta Bowl Wednesday, December 31, 2014 University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, Arizona ESPN 4:00 PM CFP "New Year's 6" Bowl #12 Arizona (10–3) 30 #21 Boise State (11–2) 38
Rose Bowl Thursday, January 1, 2015 Rose Bowl Pasadena, California ESPN 2:10 PM CFP Semifinal #3 Oregon (12–1) 59 #2 Florida State (13-0) 20
Alamo Bowl Friday, January 2, 2015 Alamodome San Antonio, Texas ESPN 3:45 PM Pac-12 #3 vs. Big 12 #3 #14 UCLA (9–3) 40 #11 Kansas State (9–3) 35
Cactus Bowl Friday, January 2, 2015 Sun Devil Stadium Tempe, Arizona ESPN 7:15 PM Pac-12 #7 vs. Big 12 #7 Washington (8–5) 22 Oklahoma State (6–6) 30
National Championship Monday, January 12, 2015 AT&T Stadium Arlington, Texas ESPN 5:30 p.m. CFP National Championship #3 Oregon (13–1) 20 #5 Ohio State (13-1) 42

Records against other conferences[edit]

2014 records against non-conference foes:

Players of the week and honors[edit]

Following each week's games, Pacific 12 conference officials select the players of the week from the conference's teams.

Week Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Position Team Player Position Team Player Position Team
Week 1 (Sept. 1) Cody Kessler QB USC Eric Kendricks LB UCLA Kaelin Clay WR Utah
Week 2 (Sept. 8) Marcus Mariota QB Oregon Leonard Williams DE USC Andre Heidari PK USC
Week 3 (Sept. 15) Jerry Neuheisel QB UCLA Shaq Thompson LB Washington Ishmael Adams DB UCLA
Week 4 (Sept. 22) Cayleb Jones WR Arizona Gionni Paul LB Utah Andy Phillips K Utah
Week 5 (Sept. 29) Brett Hundley QB UCLA Peter Kalambayi LB Stanford Ishmael Adams 2nd DB UCLA
Week 6 (Oct. 6) Connor Halliday QB WSU Nate Orchard DE Utah Trevor Davis WR California
Week 7 (Oct. 13) Javorius Allen RB USC Shaq Thompson 2nd LB Washington Ty Montgomery WR Stanford
Week 8 (Oct. 20) Cody Kessler 2nd QB USC Damarious Randall S Arizona State Andy Phillips 2nd K Utah
Week 9 (Oct. 27) Marcus Mariota 2nd QB Oregon Scooby Wright III LB Arizona Adoreé Jackson CB USC
Week 10 (Nov. 3) Marcus Mariota 3rd QB Oregon Scooby Wright III 2nd LB Arizona Zane Gonzalez CB Arizona State
Week 11 (Nov. 10) Luke Falk QB WSU Lloyd Carrington CB ASU Ka’imi Fairbairn K UCLA
Week 13 (Nov. 24) Nick Wilson RB Arizona Eric Kendricks 2nd LB UCLA Drew Riggleman P Arizona
Week 14 (Dec. 1) Cody Kessler 3rd QB USC Scooby Wright III 3rd LB Arizona Tom Hackett P Utah
Week 15 (Dec. 8)                  

Position key[edit]

Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB Defensive end DE
Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT Guard G Kickoff returner KR
Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB Long snapper LS
Punter P Placekicker PK Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

Awards and honors[edit]

Butkus Award

  • Linebacker Eric Kendricks, UCLA

Bronko Nagurski Trophy

  • Scooby Wright III, Arizona

Rotary Lombardi Award

  • Scooby Wright III, Arizona

Chuck Bednarik Award

  • Scooby Wright, Arizona

Doak Walker Award

Lott IMPACT Trophy

  • Eric Kendricks, UCLA

Maxwell Award

  • Marcus Mariota, Oregon

Walter Camp Player of the Year Award

  • Marcus Mariota, Oregon

PAC-12 Morris Trophy (top lineman)

All-Americans[edit]

Academic All-America Team Member of the Year (CoSIDA)

AFCA Coaches' All-Americans First Team:[1]

All Conference teams[edit]

[2]

  • Offensive Player of the Year: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
  • Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year: Scooby Wright III, LB, Arizona
  • Offensive Freshman of the Year: Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon
  • Defensive Freshman of the Year: Adoree Jackson, CB, USC
  • Coach of the Year: Rich Rodriguez, Arizona

Offense:

Pos. Name Yr. School Name Yr. School
First Team
Second Team
QB Marcus Mariota (3) Jr. Oregon Brett Hundley Jr. UCLA
RB Javorius Allen Jr. USC D.J. Foster Jr. Arizona State
RB Devontae Booker Jr. Utah Royce Freeman Fr. Oregon
WR Nelson Agholor Jr. USC Vince Mayle Jr. Washington State
WR Jaelen Strong Jr. Arizona State Nelson Spruce Jr. Colorado
TE Pharaoh Brown Jr. Oregon Austin Hooper So. Stanford
OL Jamil Douglas Sr. Arizona State Jake Brendel Jr. UCLA
OL Jake Fisher Sr. Oregon Steven Gurrola Sr. Arizona
OL Hroniss Grasu (3) Sr. Oregon Nick Kelly Jr. Arizona State
OL Andrus Peat Jr. Stanford Kyle Murphey Jr. Stanford
OL Max Tuerk Jr. USC Jeremiah Poutasi Jr. Utah

Defense:

Pos. Name Yr. School Name Yr. School
First Team
Second Team
DL Henry Anderson Sr. Stanford DeForest Buckner Jr. Oregon
DL Nate Orchard Sr. Utah Kenny Clark So. UCLA
DL Danny Shelton Sr. Washington Owamagbe Odighizuwa Sr. UCLA
DL Leonard Williams (2) Jr. USC Dylan Wynn Sr. Oregon State
LB Hau'oli Kikaha Sr. Washington Myles Jack So. UCLA
LB Shaq Thompson Jr. Washington Eric Kendricks Sr. UCLA
LB Scooby Wright III So. Arizona A.J. Tarpley Sr. Stanford
DB Ishmael Adams So. UCLA Erick Dargan Sr. Oregon
DB Su'a Cravens So. USC Troy Hill Sr. Oregon
DB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (3) Sr. Oregon Anthony Jefferson Sr. UCLA
DB Damarious Randall Sr. Arizona State Fabian Moreau Jr. UCLA
DB Jordan Richards Sr. Stanford Steven Nelson Sr. Oregon State

Specialists:

Pos. Name Yr. School Name Yr. School
First Team
Second Team
PK Andy Phillips So. Utah Zane Gonzalez So. Arizona State
P Tom Hackett (2) Jr. Utah Drew Riggleman Jr. Arizona
RS Kaelin Clay Sr. Utah Ty Montgomery Sr. Stanford
AP Shaq Thompson Jr. Arizona State Charles Nelson Fr. Oregon
AP       JuJu Smith Fr. USC

All-Academic[edit]

First team[3]

Pos. Name School Yr. GPA Major

Home game attendance[edit]

During the 2014 season the members of the Pacific-12 Conference saw nearly four million spectators attend football games at their home stadiums. UCLA led the conference with 459,901 total spectators attending the six games held at the Rose Bowl, taking the title back from cross town rivals USC.[4] Despite selling out their stadium in half of their games, Washington State recorded the lowest overall attendance with 184,762 total spectators attending the six games held at Martin Stadium.[5]

Oregon and Utah both continued their respective sellout streaks as well as their status' as the only two programs in the conference and in their respective divisions to sellout each game or record a total season average of over 100% capacity. The Ducks led the conference in sellout percentage for the 4th consecutive year,[6] filling Autzen Stadium to an average of 106% capacity throughout the season. The only teams aside from the Ducks and the Utes to achieve sellout attendance for a game were the Arizona Wildcats and the Stanford Cardinal in their losses to USC, and the Washington State Cougars, in their losses to eventual division champions Arizona and Oregon and hated rivals Washington in the Apple Cup.

When it came to conference rivalry games played at home the advantage was nearly split, at 4–3[7] (.571) with the higher ranked team coming out on top in each case.

No Pac-12 team achieved a perfect record in their home stadium this year, the teams with the best home records were the division champions Arizona and Oregon, both going 6–1 (.857), followed by Arizona State and USC both of whom also suffered just one loss but playing one less overall game, posting records of 5–1 (.833). It should be noted that the single loss suffered at home by Arizona was delivered by USC, Oregon's sole defeat came from Arizona, as did the single home defeat of Arizona State, who was the only team to beat USC in the LA Coliseum.

California and Oregon faced off in a game at the newly built Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, home of the San Francisco 49ers as well as the new home of the Pacific-12 Football Championship Game at least until the 2016 season.[8] The game was officially considered a home game for Cal because of the stadium's proximity to the Golden Bears' home base at Berkeley,[9] however due to the proximity to the Ducks's home of Eugene[10] and the large number of Oregon alumni who live in the Bay Area, the stadium was seen as a neutral location.[11]

Washington State continued their practice of hosting a "home game" at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, home of the Seattle Seahawks, in order to attract audiences that would exceed the capacity of Martin Stadium. Unlike the match-up between Oregon and California, CenturyLink Field provided a home-field environment that helped the Cougars establish and maintain an early lead over Rutgers, however, going into the fourth quarter leading 31–24, the Scarlet Knights rallied in the fourth quarter scoring 17 points to Washington State's 7, going on to win the game 41–38.[12]

As for non-conference opponents in Pac-12 arenas, several marque programs were defeated including the defending Big Ten and Rose Bowl champions, Michigan State who lost to the Ducks in Autzen Stadium, along with two wins over Notre Dame, who were defeated in Sun Devil Stadium and the LA Coliseum. All in all, the Pac-12 went 23–2 (.920) in non-conference home match ups, with the sole losses coming from Rutgers[13] and BYU.[14]

The conference participated in two non-conference neutral site games and split their record at 1–1 (.500). UCLA defeated Texas at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, in the Advocare Cowboys Showdown. AT&T Stadium is located in Arlington, Texas, a three hour drive from the Longhorns campus in Austin. The other neutral site game was the Rocky Mountain Showdown played at Mile High Stadium, home of the Denver Broncos, in Denver, Colorado[15] in which Colorado lost to their in-state rivals Colorado State.

Team Stadium Capacity Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7 Total Average % of Capacity
Arizona Arizona Stadium 56,029 50,103 48,504 45,595 56,754 50,177 47,757 56,083 354,973 50,710 90.51%
Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium 67,704 52,133 60,876 59,012 53,754 65,870† 51,428 343,073 57,179 84.45%
California California Memorial Stadium 62,467 48,145 39,821 44,449 49,257 55,575A 56,483† 47,856 286,011 47,669 76.31%
Colorado Folsom Field 53,613 38,547 39,478† 36,415 37,442 35,633 39,155 226,670 37,778 70.46%
Oregon Autzen Stadium 54,000 57,388 59,456 56,533 56,032 57,858 58,974 55,898 402,139 57,448 106.39%
Oregon State Reser Stadium 45,674 40,309 41,339 40,479 42,479 44,377 40,525 45,722† 295,230 42,176 92.34%
Stanford Stanford Stadium 50,424 49,509 50,814 49,680 44,135 48,401 44,635 287,174 47,862 94.92%
UCLA Rose Bowl 91,136 72,098 74,329 80,139 80,246 82,431† 70,658 459,901 76,650 84.11%
USC Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 93,607 76,037 74,521 70,115 74,756 64,615 79,586† 439,630 73,272 78.28%
Utah Rice–Eccles Stadium 45,807 45,925 45,864 45,859 47,619 47,528 45,824 278,619 46,437 101.37%
Washington Husky Stadium 70,138 62,861 62,325 64,608 66,512 64,666 65,547† 65,036 451,555 64, 508 91.97%
Washington State Martin Stadium 32,740 30,927B 30,874 32,952 30,020 32,952 25,012 32,952 184,762 30,794 94.06%

^A Game played at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA.
^B Game played at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, WA.
Bold – Exceed capacity
†Season High

Notes[edit]

  • February 5, 2014 – National Signing Day, first day when high school students can sign a NLI with colleges
  • September 8, 2014 – USC football coach Steve Sarkisian and AD Pat Haden were reprimanded by Pac-12 Conference commissioner Larry Scott for attempting "to influence the officiating, and ultimately the outcome of a contest" during the September 6 game with Stanford. Haden was fined $25,000.[16]
  • October 4, 2014 – USC football team damaged the wall of the Omni Los Angeles hotel. They also put a hole in the visitors’ locker room at Arizona Stadium when the team played there on October 11, 2014.[17]
  • October 4, 2014 - Washington State's Connor Halliday sets single game FBS passing record of 734 yards in loss against California.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AFCA Announces 2012 FBS Coaches' All-America Team". American Football Coaches Association. December 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ "All-Pac-12 Conference Football Team" (Press release). Pacific-12 Conference. November 26, 2012. Archived from the original on December 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ Pac-12 names football all-academic teams, Pac-12 Conference, November 26, 2013
  4. ^ The only other Pac-12 team with a stadium that exceeds 90,000 capacity
  5. ^ Even if one counts the attendance at the CenturyLink game in total attendance, WSU still comes in last.
  6. ^ The Ducks lead the Pac-10 conference in sellout percentage dating back to the 1998 season, however as Colorado and Utah were not members of the conference during those years, only Pac-12 seasons are referenced
  7. ^ 1 - #11 Arizona over #13 Arizona State; 2 - #9 Oregon over Washington; 3 - #3 Oregon over Oregon State; 4 - Stanford over Cal; 5 - #9 UCLA over #19 USC; 6 - Utah over Colorado and 7 - Washington over Washington State
  8. ^ "Pac-12 announces deal to host Football Championship Game at Levi's Stadium". Pacific-12 Conference. May 15, 2014. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  9. ^ 40 miles
  10. ^ 466 miles, the closest Pac-12 opponent outside of the Pacific Northwest
  11. ^ "Marcus Mariota throws 5 TDs as Oregon trumps Cal in 100-point affair". ESPN. October 24, 2014. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Rutgers rallies in 4th to beat Cougars 41-38". ESPN. August 28, 2014. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  13. ^ Defeated Washington State at CenturyLink Field
  14. ^ Defeated California at California Memorial Stadium
  15. ^ Less than one hour from either campus
  16. ^ Gary Klein, USC's Pat Haden fined $25,000 for 'inappropriate' sideline conduct, Los Angeles Times, September 8, 2014
  17. ^ Scott Wolf, Hotel damaged by USC day of Arizona State game, Los Angeles Daily News, October 14, 2014
  18. ^ Kyle Bonagura, Connor Halliday sets passing record, ESPN.com, October 5, 2014