Matt Knight Arena plays host to watch party for Oregon-Stanford

The most anticipated football game of the year in the Pac-12 — No. 6 Oregon vs. No. 3 Stanford — kicks off at 5 p.m. Saturday, and fans in Eugene can watch the game with a few thousand of their closest friends — plus root on the Ducks in volleyball to boot.

A special Duck football watch party is set for Matthew Knight Arena, with an extra bonus: Fans can watch No. 20 Oregon take on No. 4 USC in volleyball after the football game.

For those who want to stay home, the football game will be nationally televised by ABC with Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit announcing and Erin Andrews reporting. For those traveling to Palo Alto, the forecast calls for temperatures around 60 degrees at kickoff, cloudy skies and a 30-percent chance of rain.

For the Knight Arena watch party, doors open at 4:30 p.m. As with any home volleyball match, UO students get in for free with the student ID cards. Other fans get into the watch party with a volleyball ticket. A special $3 ticket is available for both Saturday's game against USC and Friday night's game against UCLA for fans who bring two non-perishable food items to benefit FOOD for Lane County.

The floor-level Mac Club will be open the entire time (as with all volleyball and women's basketball events) and offers full concessions.

In the football game, Oregon goes on the road and tries to beat Stanford for the 9th time in the last 10 meetings. Both teams are unbeaten in conference play, with the winner gaining the inside track to win the Pac-12 North and play in the conference title game.

Oregon's volleyball weekend is equally important: USC reached the semi finals last year in the NCAA tournament, and is tied atop the Pac-12 with UCLA, which is the top-ranked team in the country.