2017 Pac-12 Football Championship Game
The 2017 Pac-12 Football Championship Game was played on December 1, 2017 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California to determine the champion of the Pac-12 Conference in football for the 2017 season. It was the seventh football championship game in Pac-12 Conference history. The game featured the South Division champion USC Trojans against the North Division co-champion Stanford Cardinal, a rematch of the 2015 championship and the first rematch in the game's history. USC defeated Stanford by a score of 31–28, becoming the first South Division member to win the Pac-12 Championship Game.
|2017 Pac-12 Football Championship Game|
|Date||December 1, 2017|
|Location||Santa Clara, CA|
|MVP||Sam Darnold, USC|
|Favorite||USC by 3.5|
|National anthem||Jordan Fisher|
|United States TV coverage|
|Network||ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes|
|Announcers||Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe (ESPN)|
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, and Ian Fitzsimmons (ESPN Radio)
|2017 Pac-12 football standings|
|No. 20 Stanford xy||7||–||2||9||–||5|
|No. 16 Washington x||7||–||2||10||–||3|
|No. 12 USC xy$||8||–||1||11||–||3|
|Championship: USC 31, Stanford 28|
Rankings from AP Poll
This was the seventh playing of the Pac-12 Football Championship Game. Stanford, making its fourth appearance, won the 2012, 2013 and 2015 Pac-12 titles.
Stanford went into the game having won 7 of their last 10 meetings with USC.
USC clinched their second Pac-12 Championship game berth in three years after beating Colorado 38–24.
USC had the better conference record and was therefore designated as the home team. The officials for the game were: Michael Mothershed, Referee; Roscoe Meisenheimer, Umpire; Cravonne Barrett, Head Linesman; Dale Keller, Line Judge; Clay Reynard, Side Judge; Steve Currie, Field Judge; Joe Johnston, Back Judge; Randy Campbell, Center Judge; Chuck McFerrin, Instant Replay Official; Jack Wood, Instant Replay Communicator.