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
Pac-12 Championship
Football seasons
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2015 →
2014 Pacific-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
#6 Oregon   3 1         6 1  
Stanford   2 2         4 3  
California   2 3         4 3  
Washington   1 2         5 2  
Oregon State   1 2         4 2  
Washington State   1 3         2 5  
South Division
#20 USC   4 1         5 2  
#14 Arizona State   3 1         5 1  
#15 Arizona   2 1         5 1  
#19 Utah   2 1         5 1  
#25 UCLA   2 2         5 2  
Colorado   0 4         2 5  
Championship: December 5, 2014
As of 03:49, 19 October 2014 (UTC); Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Pacific-12 Conference football season is the fourth season for the conference as a 12-team league. The season begins on Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 and the first conference game is scheduled on Saturday, September 6, 2014 when USC plays at Stanford. The final game will be the Pac-12 Championship Game at Levi's Stadium on December 5, 2014 with ESPN televising the 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
C RV RV RV RV RV RV 13 17 15
CFP Not released
Arizona State
Sun Devils
AP 19 17 16 15 15 RV 20 17 14
C 18 16 14 13 12 24 20 18 14
CFP Not released
California
Golden Bears
AP RV
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Colorado
Buffaloes
AP
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Oregon
Ducks
AP 3 (1) 3 (5) 2 (16) 2 (17) 2 (12) 2 (11) 12 9 6
C 4 (1) 4 (2) 4 (6) 3 (6) 4 (3) 4 (7) 11 9 7
CFP Not released
Oregon State
Beavers
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Stanford
Cardinal
AP 11 13 15 16 16 16 25 23 RV
C 11 10 16 15 14 13 22 20 RV
CFP Not released
UCLA
Bruins
AP 7 11 12 12 11 8 18 RV 25
C 7 11 12 10 10 9 17 RV RV
CFP Not released
USC
Trojans
AP 15 14 9 17 18 18 RV 22 20
C 15 14 10 21 22 20 RV 25 21
CFP Not released
Utah
Utes
AP RV 24 20 19
C RV 23 19
CFP Not released
Washington
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 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 Oregon California Levi's StadiumSanta Clara, CA FS1      
Saturday, October 25 11:00 AM UCLA Colorado Folsom Field • Boulder, CO P12N      
Saturday, October 25 12:30 PM Oregon State Stanford Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA (TBD on Oct. 20)      
Saturday, October 25 3:00 PM Arizona Washington State Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA P12N      
Saturday, October 25 7:00 PM USC Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT FS1      
Saturday, October 25 7:45 PM Arizona State Washington Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA ESPN      
#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      
Saturday, November 1 1:30 PM USC Washington State Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA P12N      
Saturday, November 1 4:30 PM Stanford Oregon Autzen Stadium • Corvallis, OR FOX/FOXD      
Saturday, November 1 7:30 PM California Oregon State Reser Stadium • Corvallis, OR P12N      
Saturday, November 1 7:30 PM Arizona UCLA Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA ESPN      
Saturday, November 1 8:00 PM Utah Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ FS1      
#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 Notre Dame Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ      
Saturday, November 8 UCLA Washington Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA      
Saturday, November 8 Washington State Oregon State Reser Stadium • Corvallis, OR      
Saturday, November 8 Oregon Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT      
Saturday, November 8 Colorado Arizona Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ      
#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      
Saturday, November 15 Washington Arizona Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ      
Saturday, November 15 Utah Stanford Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA      
Saturday, November 15 Arizona State Oregon State Reser Stadium • Corvallis, OR      
#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 USC UCLA Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA (Victory Bell)      
Saturday, November 22 Stanford California California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA (Big Game)      
Saturday, November 22 Oregon State Washington Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA      
Saturday, November 22 Colorado Oregon Auzten Stadium • Eugene, OR      
Saturday, November 22 Arizona Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT      
Saturday, November 22 Washington State Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ      
#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 UCLA Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA ABC      
Friday, November 28 12:30 PM Arizona State Arizona Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ (Territorial Cup) FOX      
Saturday, November 29 BYU California California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA      
Saturday, November 29 Washington Washington State Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA (Apple Cup)      
Saturday, November 29 Oregon Oregon State Reser Stadium • Corvallis, OR (Civil War)      
Saturday, November 29 Utah Colorado Folsom Field • Boulder, CO (Rumble in the Rockies)      
Saturday, November 29 Notre Dame USC Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Jeweled Shillelagh)      
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

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

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Friday, December 5 Levi's Stadium • Santa Clara, California (Pac-12 Championship Game) ESPN      
#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 6, 2014. It will feature the highest ranked teams from two division championships.

Records against other conferences[edit]

2014 records against non-conference foes:

Power 5 Conferences Record
ACC 1–1
Big Ten 5–1
Big 12 1–0
SEC 0–0
Power 5 Total 6–2
Other FBS Conferences Record
American 1–0
C-USA 1–0
MAC 1–0
Mountain West 10–2
Independents 1–1
Sun Belt 0–0
Other FBS Total 14–3
FCS Opponents Record
Football Championship Subdivision 10–0
Total Non-Conference Record 30–5

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 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 LB Washington Ty Montgomery WR Stanford

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
  • September 1, 2014 – UCLA Linebacker Eric Kendricks was named the Walter Camp National Player of the Week, the Nagurski Trophy National Defensive Player of the Week and the Lott IMPACTrophy Player of the Week.

Home game attendance[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7 Game 8 Total Average % of Capacity
Arizona Arizona Stadium 56,029 50,103 48,504 45,595 56,754 200,956 50,239 89.67%
Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium 67,704 52,133 60,876 59,012 113,009 56,505 83.46%
California California Memorial Stadium 62,467 48,145 39,821 44,449 49,257 A 132,415 44,138 70.66%
Colorado Folsom Field 53,613 B63,363 38,547 39,478 36,415 177,803 44,451 82.91%
Oregon Autzen Stadium 54,000 57,388 59,456 56,533 56,032 57,858 287,267 57,453 106.39%
Oregon State Reser Stadium 45,674 40,309 41,339 40,479 81,648 40,824 89.38%
Stanford Stanford Stadium 50,424 49,509 50,814 49,680 44,135 194,138 48,535 96.25%
UCLA Rose Bowl 91,136 72,098 74,329 80,139 226,566 75,522 82.87%
USC Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 93,607 76,037 74,521 70,115 74,756 295,429 73,857 78.90%
Utah Rice–Eccles Stadium 45,807 45,925 45,864 45,859 137,648 45,883 100.17%
Washington Husky Stadium 70,138 62,861 62,325 64,608 66,512 256,306 64,077 91.36%
Washington State Martin Stadium 32,740 C30,987 30,874 32,952 30,020 124,833 31,193 95.28%

^A Game played at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA.
^B Game played at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO.
^C Game played at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, WA.
Bold – Exceed capacity

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.[1]
  • 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.[2]
  • October 4, 2014 - Washington State's Connor Halliday sets single game FBS passing record of 734 yards in loss against California. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gary Klein, USC's Pat Haden fined $25,000 for 'inappropriate' sideline conduct, Los Angeles Times, September 8, 2014
  2. ^ Scott Wolf, Hotel damaged by USC day of Arizona State game, Los Angeles Daily News, October 14, 2014
  3. ^ Kyle Bonagura, Connor Halliday sets passing record, ESPN.com, October 5, 2014