Stanford (10-2, 8-1 Pac-12) clinched the Pac-12 North Division title with their win at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, and earned the right to host the conference championship game by virtue of owning the better conference record.
The Bruins (9-3, 6-3 Pac-12) will have to find a way to stop the power running game of the Cardinal if they want to fare better than they did last Saturday. Stanford, as they are wont to do, pounded it out on the ground, rushing for 221 yards. Senior running back Stepfan Taylor led Cardinal rushers with 142 yards and two touchdowns in the win.
Kickoff for the Pac-12 Championship is scheduled for 5 p.m. PT at Stanford Stadium and the game will be televised on FOX.
The only other Pac-12 team in action this week is the No. 15 Oregon State Beavers, who will play host to the 1-9 Nicholls State Colonels, an FCS team. Kickoff is slated for 11:30 a.m. at Reser Stadium and the game will be televised on the Pac-12 Network.