Saturday was a busy day in the Pac-12 with upsets, near upsets, face plants and plenty of missed field goals. The big story of the day was No. 21 Stanford upsetting No. 2 USC, but that was far from the only notable game. Here is a rundown of Saturday's Pac-12 action.
No. 12 Ohio State 35, California 28
The Bears almost pulled off the upset in Columbus, but a blown coverage and some special teams miscues cost them the win. Cal missed three field goals, a theme of the day in college football.
No. 4 Oregon 63, Tennessee Tech 14
Seven different Ducks scored touchdowns, seven!
Washington 52, Portland State 13
Washington was actually outscored 13-7 in the second half. If they hadn't scored 45 in the first half this might have been a close game.
Missouri 24, Arizona State 20
Missouri won despite missing three field goals and playing without starting quarterback James Franklin.
No. 21 Stanford 21, No, 2 USC 14
USC dropping a Pac-12 road game to diminish their national championship hopes is nothing new, it just doesn't usually happen three games into the season.
Utah 24, BYU 21
Utah fans rushed the field not once, not twice, but thrice. They were penalized for rushing the field during a live play and gave BYU another chance to tie it, but another missed field goal gave the Utes the win.
No. 24 Arizona, South Carolina State 0
SCST gained 154 total yards while Arizona racked up 689. That's about all you need to know about this one.
UCLA 37, Houston 6
Houston averaged 7.3 YPA on 19 rushing attempts yet still threw the ball 60 times.
Fresno State 69, Colorado 14
This game was 55-0 at halftime. I know WSU went through a historically bad stretch, but trailing 55-0 at halftime to a WAC team might even be lower than the floor WSU set.
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