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ARIZONA: The Wildcats hung tough with Washington through three quarters, but
eventually Arizona fell to 1-5 in league play with a 42-31 setback in Seattle.
Nick Foles threw for 388 yards and two touchdowns, but he was also intercepted
three times. Both touchdowns went to Juron Criner, who finished with 118 yards
on 11 receptions. The defense was no match for Washington, as the Huskies
racked up 489 yards against Arizona, while scoring five rushing touchdowns.
Arizona will try to rebound this Saturday when they host Utah, which is coming
off its first-ever Pac-12 win.
ARIZONA STATE: Coming off a bye, the Sun Devils were ready to roll and did so
by pummeling Colorado, 48-14 this past weekend. Arizona State did everything
right offensively, beginning with a ground game that racked up 207 yards and
four touchdowns. Cameron Marshall led the charge with 114 yards and three
touchdowns, while James Morrison added another score. Brock Osweiler threw for
307 yards and two touchdowns, but most importantly he managed the game well.
Vontaze Burfict led a defense that forced five turnovers, with nine tackles.
The Sun Devils will try to inch closer to the South Division title when they
take on UCLA on the road this Saturday.
CALIFORNIA: The Golden Bears fell to 2-4 in conference action with a 31-14
setback to UCLA. A big reason for the loss was the play of quarterback Zach
Maynard, who finished with only 199 yards. He was intercepted four times and
sacked on three occasions. The ground game found some success, beginning with
Isi Sofele, who rumbled for 74 yards and one touchdown. Cal will try to return
to the win column this weekend when the team travels to Washington State.
COLORADO: The Buffaloes dropped their sixth straight game and remained winless
in Pac-12 play with a 48-14 loss to Arizona State. Tyler Hansen threw for 285
yards and one touchdown, but he was intercepted twice and sacked twice. The
ground game did not find much room to run and finished with only 83 yards on
2.6 yards per carry. The Buffs will try to claim their first-ever Pac-12
victory next weekend when they host USC.
OREGON: The Ducks remained undefeated in league play and won their seventh
straight game with a 43-28 decision over Washington State at home. Oregon
rumbled for 213 yards, but LaMichael James was not the one leading the charge.
The All-American tailback finished with just 53 yards, while Kenjon Barner led
the way with 107 yards and one touchdown. Darron Thomas threw for 153 yards
and one touchdown, but he was also intercepted twice and gave way to Bryan
Bennett, who threw two touchdowns on 4-of-7 passing. The Ducks will have a
tough test this Saturday when they go on the road to battle Washington.
OREGON STATE: The Beavers fell to 2-3 in-conference with a loss to Utah this
past weekend. Oregon State only scored eight points in the setback and the
offense seemed completely lost. Sean Mannion threw for 231 yards and one
touchdown, but he was intercepted three times and sacked six times as well.
The ground game did very little in the matchup, finishing with just 32 yards
on a mere 1.2 yards per attempt. It doesn't get any easier for the Beavers who
will now have to take on the Stanford Cardinal.
STANFORD: It wasn't easy, but the Cardinal were able to remain perfect on the
season. Andrew Luck and the fourth-ranked Cardinal withstood 20th-ranked USC's
best punch and outlasted their Pac-12 rival, 56-48, in an epic three-overtime
contest. Luck, the Heisman Trophy front-runner, threw an interception for a
touchdown late in the fourth quarter but rallied the Cardinal for the tying
score in the final minute of regulation. Luck ended with 330 yards and three
touchdowns on 29-of-40 throws and added 36 yards and a score on the ground.
The Cardinal will go on the road for the last time this Saturday when they
take on Oregon State in Corvallis.
UCLA: The Bruins continue to go back and forth between the win and loss
column. This past weekend the Bruins found the win column with a 31-14
decision. Kevin Prince ran for a career-high 163 yards and Derrick Coleman
ran for 80 yards and three touchdowns. Prince picked up his yards on 19
carries, and he was also 9-of-18 through the air for 92 yards for the Bruins.
Remaining in the win column will be tough for UCLA, which will have to take on
Arizona State this Saturday.
USC: The Trojans gave everything they had this past weekend, but fell just
short in a triple-overtime thriller against Stanford. Matt Barkley held his
own in the matchup against Andrew Luck, as he threw for 284 yards and three
touchdowns. One of those scores went to Robert Woods, who finished with 89
yards on nine receptions. Curtis McNeal led the ground game with 145 yards and
two touchdowns, but he fumbled in the third overtime, sealing the game for
Stanford. Nickell Robey had 10 tackles in the loss, but he also returned an
interception late in the fourth quarter, which would have been the winning
score if Stanford did not tie the game and send it into overtime just minutes
later. USC will look to get back in the win column when the Trojans take on
Colorado this weekend.
UTAH: John White rushed for 205 yards and one touchdown to lead the Utes to a
27-8 victory over the Oregon State Beavers. Jon Hays only threw for 62 yards,
but finished with two touchdown passes for Utah, which claimed its first-ever
Pac-12 victory. The Utes will try to make it two in a row when they take on
Arizona this weekend.
WASHINGTON: The Huskies have won four of their last five games, and that
includes a 42-31 decision over the Arizona Wildcats this past weekend. Chris
Polk rushed for 144 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Huskies in the win.
The Huskies were victorious despite Keith Price's mistakes. The quarterback
threw for 277 yards and one touchdown, but he was also intercepted three
times. Price's leading receiver was Polk, who added another 100 yards and one
touchdown on four catches. The Huskies will now have to host Oregon before
going on the road to battle USC.
WASHINGTON STATE: The Cougars' downfall continued in their last matchup, as
they fell for the fourth straight time with a 43-28 loss to Oregon. Marshall
Lobbestael threw for 337 yards and one touchdown, but was intercepted twice
and sacked three times. Marquess Wilson finished with 126 yards on 11 catches,
while Jared Karstetter hauled in the touchdown pass, finishing the game with
114 yards on seven receptions. Washington State will try to snap its slide
this weekend against California.
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