For the second consecutive year, Fox goes back-to-back with the Pac-12 and Big Ten Conference Championship Games on consecutive nights. It also marks the second straight year that Gus Johnson and Charles Davis will call both games. This year, sideline reporters Julie Alexandria and Petros Papadakis will join them on the double dip.
The Pac-12 Championship will be played Friday night in Palo Alto, CA as the Stanford Cardinal host the UCLA Bruins at 8 p.m. ET.
The Big Ten Championship Game will be at Lucas Oil Stadium as the Wisconsin Badgers takes on the Nebraska Cornhuskers, also at 8 p.m.
Fox will have pregame coverage both nights starting at 7:30 p.m. with Erin Andrews, Eddie George and Joey Harrington.
Here’s what Fox is saying about its Championship Weekend.
FOX Sports Calls Double Coverage on Championship Weekend
UCLA Battles Stanford for Pac-12 Football Championship Friday at 7:30 PM ET
Wisconsin vs. Nebraska for Big Ten Football Championship Saturday at 7:30 PM ET
FOX SPORTS COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN PRIMETIME FRIDAY & SATURDAY – Championship weekend on FOX Sports is here and it kicks-off in primetime. FOX Sports proudly presents exclusive coverage of the Pac-12 Conference Football Championship as the 16th-ranked UCLA Bruins travel to Palo Alto, CA to face the 8th-ranked Stanford Cardinal Friday, Dec. 1. On Saturday, Dec. 2 the Big Ten Conference Football Championship game is featured on FOX as the Wisconsin Badgers take on the 12th-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers in Indianapolis, IN. Pulling double-duty, FOX’s lead broadcast team of play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson, analyst Charles Davis and reporter Julie Alexandria are joined by on-field analyst Petros Papadakis to call the action from Stanford Stadium, in Palo Alto and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The two stadiums are 2,279 miles apart.
Coverage for both championship events begins at 7:30 PM ET with the FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL pregame show hosted by Erin Andrews. Heisman Trophy winner and College Football Hall of Famer Eddie George and former Oregon All-American quarterback Joey Harrington partner with Andrews to provide highlights and analysis of all the day’s action. The Pac-12 edition on Friday night includes a special look at Stanford’s Stepfan Taylor as he approaches becoming the school’s all-time leading rusher. Friday’s show also includes BEING: Joseph Fauria, an off-the-field look at UCLA’s senior tight end over the last few weeks of the Bruins’ season. Saturday’s Big Ten pregame show puts the spotlight on quarterback Taylor Martinez, Nebraska’s all-time leader in total offense and BEING: Montee Ball offers an in-depth look in a day in the life of the Wisconsin running back and college football’s all-time touchdown leader.
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DAVIS ON THE PAC-12: MORA MUST GET TEAM TO FOCUS ON FRIDAY, NOT LAST WEEK – This Friday’s Pac-12 Championship Game opponents don’t need to think too hard about the last time they faced each other as the Bruins and Cardinal squared-off at The Rose Bowl just one week ago. Lead analyst Charles Davis sees the key to a UCLA victory is being able to forget last week’s loss while still learning from their mistakes. “Jim Mora needs to make sure he doesn’t harp on last week’s loss to Stanford and I don’t think he will,” said Davis. “Last week’s game gets totally wiped out with a win this week. Stanford played their game last week and UCLA needs to make sure that doesn’t happen on Friday. Stanford is going to run the football for four quarters. If they press the run game the way they have, Stepfan Taylor’s chances for success will be high and the challenge again is on UCLA’s defensive front line and linebackers to be physical early or they are going to have a problem.”
DAVIS ON THE BIG TEN: KEY TO NEBRASKA WIN IS STOPPING BADGERS RUNNING GAME — Cornhusker standout running back Rex Burkhead missed four games because of a knee injury earlier this season but is now back in Nebraska’s lineup and ready to go in the Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday. Lead analyst Charles Davis looks at what Burkhead’s presence brings to Nebraska and what weapons Wisconsin brings to this championship showdown: “Rex Burkhead’s return means everything to Nebraska – confidence in the huddle and confidence on the sidelines. He does everything you want on the football field. After three ACL surgeries, Wisconsin quarterback Curt Phillips finally gets his shot on the big stage. Despite his procedures, he moves around the pocket well enough and is finding his stride. He competes every second he’s out there and I expect him to play well. The wild card in Saturday’s championship game will be Wisconsin’s offensive line and what Nebraska’s defense can do to protect against the Badger’s remarkable running game.”
DATE TIME GAME OUTLET Play by Play Analyst Sideline Friday, November 30 8:00 PM Pac-12 Champ Game:
UCLA at Stanford
FOX/FOX Deportes Gus Johnson Charles Davis Julie Alexandria/Petros Papadakis Saturday, December 1 8:00 PM B1G Champ Game (from Lucas Oil Stadium):
Wisconsin vs. Nebraska
FOX/FOX Deportes Gus Johnson Charles Davis Julie Alexandria/Petros Papadakis