2014 Pac-12 Football Championship Game

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2014 Pac-12 Football Championship Game
Conference Championship
1 2 3 4 Total
Arizona 0 0 7 7 14
Oregon 6 17 21 7 51
Date December 5, 2014
Season 2014
Stadium Levi's Stadium
Location Santa Clara, CA
MVP Marcus Mariota, QB - Oregon
National anthem Jordin Sparks
Referee Land Clark
Attendance 45,618
United States TV coverage
Network FOX (TV)
ESPN Radio
Announcers Tim Brando, Joel Klatt, & Jenny Taft (FOX)
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, & Joe Schad (ESPN Radio)
Pac-12 Football Championship Game
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2014 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
No. 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  
South Division
No. 19 Arizona x   7 2         10 4  
No. 10 UCLA   6 3         10 3  
No. 12 Arizona State   6 3         10 3  
No. 20 USC   6 3         9 4  
No. 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 Pac-12 Football Championship Game was played on Friday, December 5, 2014 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. It was the fourth championship game in the history of the Pac-12 Conference. The game featured the Arizona Wildcats against the Oregon Ducks. The two teams met on October 2, with Arizona winning 31–24. Arizona had won two consecutive games versus Oregon. Oregon led the all-time series 24–16 heading into the game. The game started at 6:21 PM PST and was broadcast by FOX. The Oregon Ducks defeated the Arizona Wildcats 51–14 for the championship.

History[edit]

The game was the fourth football conference championship for the Pac-12 Conference (or any of its predecessors). Last season, the Stanford Cardinal (7–2) defeated the Arizona State Sun Devils (8–1) 38–14 to win the Championship and represented the conference in the 2014 Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, California.

Teams[edit]

Arizona Wildcats[edit]

Arizona is playing in its first Pac-12 Championship game, having completed its first 10-win season. During the season, the team has out-scored its opponents by 84 points.

Oregon Ducks[edit]

The Oregon Ducks, with a record of 11-1 this season, will play their second conference championship game. The team defeated the UCLA Bruins 49–31 in the inaugural title game in 2011. During the season, the Ducks out-scored their Pac-12 conference opponents by 170 points. Coming into the game, they were the leader in total, scoring and rushing offense in the conference. Oregon also leads the conference in pass efficiency at 189.0. Quarterback Marcus Mariota completed 229 out of 334 pass attempts with 2 interceptions. Royce Freeman rushed 209 times for 1,185 yards during the regular season.

Game summary[edit]

2014 Pac-12 Conference Football Championship Game – game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
No. 8 Arizona 0 0 7 7 14
No. 3 Oregon 6 17 21 7 51
  • Date: Friday, December 5, 2014
  • Game time: 6:21 pm PST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 61 °F (16 °C) • Wind: calm • Weather: mostly cloudy, light rain
Game information

Statistics[edit]

Statistics Arizona Oregon
First downs 10 31
Total offense: plays-yards 61-224 94-630
Rushes-yards (net)–TD 35-111-1 54-324-4
Passing yards (net)–TD 113-1 316-2
Passes: Comp–Att–Int 9-26-1 27-40-0
Fumbles: number-lost 1-1 1-0
Penalties: number–yards 8-67 13-97
Punts, (average yardage) 10-445 (44.5) 5-185 (48)
Kickoffs, (average yardage) 2-51 (25.5) 8-211 (26.375)
Sacks by: number–yards 0-0 4-35
Field goals: good–attempted 0-0 3-4
Points off turnovers 0 10
Time of possession 21:05 38:55

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