Oregon St. has been there before, but has yet to walk away with a Conference Title. Colorado, in it's 4th season in the PAC 12, and 2nd full season under their new coach, has never been in the Pac 12 Championship. One thing is for sure, the PAC 12 will have a new champion this year, since the last 3 seasons, UCLA has dominated and won the Championship each season. Oregon St. is battling for a National Championship bid, as they are the #1 team in the country, and still undefeated. Colorado is fighting for a Rose Bowl birth, losing 2 of it's last 3 has dropped them to the #7 spot in the BCS standings since those losses were to the #1 and #2 team in the country at the time. These two also met in Week 13, a 1 point win for the Oregon St. Beavers without their starting running back, Craig Jackson. The facts from that game were Oregon St. had 3 80+ yard plays for TDs and added a field goal for their 24 points. Colorado had to take several field goals, and never had a touchdown that went over 35 yards. Even though Craig Jackson was hurt for the game, back up running back showed he had the same type of breakaway speed for the Beavers and rushed for a game high 205 yards, and had 2 touchdowns. Colorado had a chance to take the lead late, but missed a field goal with about 16 seconds left, and Oregon St. got out of there with the big victory. Keys to the game: Oregon St:1. Get Craig Jackson going, early and often.2. Do not get put in 3rd and long positions and make Wheatley have to get you out of trouble. 3 interceptions the last time these two played, cannot afford to make mistakes. 3. Defensively, do not let Tony Jones beat you. Held him to 37 yards in the first game, going to need much of the same this time around. Colorado: 1. STOP THE RUNNING GAME. Rather it's Jackson or Agnew, make them drive down the field. 2. Get Tony Jones going. Nick Hirschman was forced to throw the ball 26 times last game, and even though he played great, that's not what the Buffaloes want. 3. Don't turn the ball over. Don't force the defense to do more than they have to by giving the Beavers offense short field to work with. This Pac 12 Championship should be a great game to watch. The first time these two got together, it was a great game to watch. Last season, it was another great game. Expect nothing less than a close game between these two. If Oregon St. wins, it will be an all PAC 12 National Championship. If Colorado wins, that could mean 3 teams in the PAC 12 will get BCS bids.