Oregon takes on UCLA in first Pac-12 title game

The No. 8 Oregon Ducks (10-2, 8-1) take on the UCLA Bruins (6-6, 5-4) on Friday in the inaugural Pac-12 Championship game. The game kicks off at 5:20 p.m. at Autzen Stadium. A win would put the Ducks in the Rose Bowl for the second time in the past three years.

ON THE AIR:
National Television: FOX with Gus Johnson, Charles Davis and Tim Brewster. National Radio: ESPN Radio with Dave Fleming, David Norrie and Ian Fitzsimmons. Local Radio: Oregon Sports Network (KUGN 590-AM) with Jerry Allen, Mike Jorgensen and Jay Allen. Satellite Radio: XM 91, Sirius 91.
 
THE FORECAST: Temperatures are expected to be in the low 40s at kickoff, dipping into the high 30s during the game, with partly cloudy skies and no chance of rain. 
 
THE SERIES
• UCLA leads the all-time series, 39-25, but the Ducks have won three straight and nine of the last 11.
• Last season’s 47-point victory margin (60-13) by UO was the largest by either team.
• The Bruins won on their first eight trips to Autzen Stadium, but are 4-5 since.
 
QUICK HITS:
• Oregon is going after its third straight outright conference championship. USC (2004-06) is the only Pac-12 school to accomplish that feat since the conference expanded to 10 teams in 1978, but later had its ‘04 and ‘05 titles vacated.
• The winner of the inaugural Pac-12 Championship game will play the winner of the Big Ten Championship between Wisconsin and Michigan State on Jan. 2, 2012, in the Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, Calif.