Last week we saw Oregon hit their stride, Washington State come back from down 14, Stanford and UCLA rolled over their opponents, and Utah continued their success against Washington.
Take a look below at the updated conference standings:
|Team||Conference Record||Overall Record|
Here is how this weekend turned out...
USC (7-3) @ Colorado (4-7) - 27-24
Colorado had an opportunity late in the game to get their second conference win. The Trojans, who have had a roller coaster of a season fought off the Buffs and sealed their comeback. Colorado held an 11-point lead at half time but USC was able to flip that as they scored 3 unanswered touchdowns to leave Colorado down 10 with just under 14 minutes remaining in the game. Sefo Liufau went 6 of 8 for 94 yards but had to leave the game early. It was announced after the game that he injured his foot and will need surgery that will sideline him for the rest of the season. Cade Apsay came in for him and threw for 2 touchdowns and 128 yards while completing 18 of 23 passing. Trojan quarterback, Cody Kessler threw for 3 touchdowns and an interception with 204 yards and had 17/27 passing. Neither team had much of a running game as the Trojans finished the game with 129 yards on 37 carries and the Buffs had 36 carries for 59 yards and a touchdown.
Final thought: USC is riding a new hope and this win is a big help
Oregon (7-3) @ #7 Stanford (8-2) - 38-36
Oregon came into this game with nothing to lose while Stanford was looking to keep their playoff hopes alive. Everyone got what they expected out of this game as it came down to if Stanford could complete a two-point conversion. Stanford scored a touchdown to bring it within 2 points with just :10 seconds remaining but failed to convert. Vernon Adams Jr. finished the game with 205 yards, 2 touchdowns, and completed 10 of 12 passing for the Ducks while Kevin Hogan had 304 yards on 28/37 passing for the Cardinal. Hogan found the endzone twice through the air as well as once more on the ground. Christian McCaffrey had 33 carries for 147 yards and scored once. The Ducks rushing attack led the way for them as they had 220 yards on 28 carries and scored 3 touchdowns. Royce Freeman led the way with 105 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.
Final thought: Had Oregon had a healthy VA, this would have been a much bigger game. Stanford has looked very beatable in the past few weeks.
#10 Utah ( 8-2) @ Arizona (6-5) - 30-37 (2OT)
Utah came into this game and looked to have a meeting with Stanford in the Pac-12 conference championship game. The Utes played catch-up for the first half of the game but scored a touchdown and a field goal to take a lead at 10 with a quarter and a half remaining. Arizona scored once more to tie it up at 27 with 4 minutes left in the third quarter and that would be it for scoring in regulation. Utah and Arizona both kicked a field goal in the first overtime and the Wildcats scored on their first play in the second overtime and Utah was able to convert a fourth down but couldn't score a touchdown and Arizona held strong to get the victory. Anu Solomon had 27 yards and 2 touchdowns as well as an interception and went 17 of 27 but had to leave the game early after a head-to-head hit. Jerrard Randall came into the game and completed just one pass to his team that came on the 25-yard touchdown in overtime. He finished 1-5 for 25 yards and a touchdown and an interception. Solomon also lead the rushing game for the Wildcats with 86 yards on 10 carries and also found the endzone. Utah quarterback, Travis Wilson, had 219 yards and 2 touchdowns and an interception with 20 of 31 passing. Devontae Booker led both teams with 145 yards and a touchdown on 34 carries.
Final thought: Utah has basically ended their hopes of being in the playoffs while Arizona might be back to what we thought they were.
Washington State (7-3) @ #19 UCLA (7-3) - 31-27
Washington State went into this game as rather large underdogs and did not let that phase them. Luke Falk was injured at the end of the first half and it looked as if he was not going to be returning. The Cougars trailed by 2 at half time but that changed quickly as Falk came back out and helped the Cougs hold a 5-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. UCLA came back and tried to finish the game off with a touchdown with just over a minute remaining. Bruin quarterback, Josh Rosen, completed the two-point conversion following the touchdown to bring their lead to 3. Washington State took the ball and drove it 75 yards in 7 plays and completed the game-winning touchdown with :03 seconds remaining to Gabe Marks. Falk finished the game with 331 yards, 2 touchdowns, and completed 38 of 53 passes with an interception. Peyton Bender, who came in for the injured Falk before the half, went 2/5 for 57 yards including a beautiful pass to Dom Williams for a touchdown. Williams finished the game with 100 yards on 7 catches and a touchdown while Marks had 92 yards on 12 catches and two touchdowns. Rosen finished the game with 33/57 passing and had 340 yards but could only find the endzone on the ground as he added another 70 yards on 5 rushes.. Paul Perkins led the Bruins rushing game with 121 yards on 20 carries.
Final thought: Washington State is a legitimate team while UCLA did not show up prepared.
Washington (4-6) @ Arizona State (5-5) - 17-27
Arizona State trailed by 17 midway through the second quarter but scored 27 unanswered points to take the game from the Huskies. Jake Browning finished the game with 405 yards, a touchdown, 3 interceptions and completed just 28 of his 52 attempts. Myles Gaskin continues to put up big numbers on the ground as he had 108 yards and a touchdown with just 18 carries. Mike Bercovici had 253 yards and a touchdown on 22 of 34 passing. The Sun Devil rushing attack was led by Kalen Ballage who had 11 carries and scored twice while racking up 92 yards.
Final thought: It looks as if the Huskies bowl eligibility is going to come down to the Apple Cup.
Oregon State (2-8) @ California 6-4) - 24-54
California started their season 5-0 and looked to be a team to beat in not only the conference, but the nation but that was cut short as they were unable to find a win since then. The Bears have lost four consecutive games. Oregon State on the other hand has struggled to find wins this season and it has not been close. California had put the game away in the second quarter as they held a 14 point lead that was quickly turned into a 27 point lead midway through the third quarter. Oregon State quarterback Nick Mitchell went 14/28 for 161 yards and threw 2 touchdowns while his backup Marcus McMaryion went 1 of 8 for 33 yards. The Beavers rushing attack ended with 204 yards on 34 carries and scored once. Projected first round pick Jared Goff continued his success with 453 yards and 6 touchdowns on 26 of 37 passing while being intercepted once. The Bears rushing attack had no struggled as they had three players with over 50 yards on the ground and finished with a total of 307 yards on 46 carries.
Final thought: California hit a tough stretch but is looking to get back to success.