Two UW games to be on national TV

The University of Washington announced Tuesday afternoon that two of their football games, road contests vs. Stanford and USC, have been picked up by ABC/ESPN...

The Oct. 22 at Stanford will kick off at 5:00 p.m. (PST) and will air on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN 2.

This game will feature the young man already considered the top prospect for the 2012 NFL Draft in Andrew Luck who was widely considered the top quarterback available this year had he opted to leave a year early.

The Cardinal went 10-2 and trounced Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl in January.

Washington suffered one of their worst losses ever at home last year when Luck and a stingy Stanford defense held the Huskies to just 107 yards of offense in the 41-0 drubbing in front of the fans who dared show up, so this is a chance to get some payback on a national scale for the Dawgs.

Also getting picked up will be Washington's game at USC on Nov. 12 which will kickoff at 12:30 p.m. PT. ESPN/ABC will have the first option to televise the game. However, if they pass, Fox Sports Net will carry the game instead.

Washington has a two-game winning streak over the Trojans, both decided on last-second field goals by K Erik Folk including last year's 32-31 win in the Coliseum.

USC's Matt Barkley enters his junior season poised for a big year with a lot of talent around him. He missed the entire 2009 contest at Husky Stadium and was merely average going 14 of 20 for 186 yards and no touchdowns last fall.

It is expected that in early June, the Pac 12 office will announce additional telecast selections and kickoff times from Fox Sports Net, Versus and FX and additional start times for the remaining games will be announced shortly after that.

Don't be surprised if Washington's games against Nebraska on September 17th and Oregon on November 5th, which is the last game in Husky Stadium before it is renovated, are picked up as well.

Also, the Apple Cup has long been a draw for media outlets and could also be considered if Washington State is better than they have been over the past few years.

For more go to Washigton's official site for the full press release.


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