Last week we saw Oregon win in triple-overtime, Washington State went wide right in an attempt to beat Stanford, and Washington blew out Arizona. We didn't get that much thrill this week but we did get to see three teams become bowl eligible.
Take a look below for the current conference standings:
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Here's how this weekend turned out...
#11 Stanford (8-1) vs Colorado (4-6) - 42-10
Christian McCaffrey continues to run through Stanford's opponents and he did so again against Colorado when he ran the ball 23 times for 147 yards. The Cardinal got off to a slow start as the game was tied at 7 until the second quarter. Kevin Hogan then threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in the second half to go in with a 28-7 lead. Hogan finished the day with 169 yards on 17/23 while throwing for 2 touchdowns and an interception. Colorado could not get anything going as Sefo Liufau led the team in both passing and rushing categories. With 124 yards through the air and another 43 on the ground he failed to find the endzone but threw an interception in his 10/18 passing. McCaffrey finished off his day with a 28 yard touchdown pass to Austin Hooper in the final quarter to push the game out of reach.
Final thought: Stanford barely escaped last week and rebounded and got back on track against Colorado.
#12 Utah (8-1) @ Washington (4-5) - 34-23
Washington came into this game after beating Arizona 49-3 last week and was looking to steal an upset. Freshman quarterback Jake Browning continues to show his youth as him and the rest of the Huskies struggle to finish games out. Browning finished the day with 257 yards and threw both an interception and a touchdown while completing 23 of 39 attempts. Myles Gaskin led the ground game for the Huskies as he had 93 yards on 20 carries and also found the end zone once. It seemed as if Utah was putting the game out of reach when the led 21-6. Washington snuck their way back into the game and trailed by 1-point with four minutes remaining. Travis Wilson led the Utes to another victory as he ran for a touchdown to push the lead to 8 and again led them down the field to kick a field goal with under a minute remaining. He finished his day with 155 yards and went 12/25 while throwing an interception. Devontae Booker ran for 150 yards on 34 carries, Wilson followed him up with 42 yards on 10 carries and also found the endzone twice.
Final thought: Washington is still young and improving while Utah is looking to get back into playoff talks with the rest of their schedule.
#23 UCLA (7-2) @ Oregon State (2-7) - 41-0
Oregon State continues to struggle and it didn't get any easier for them this week as they could not stop Bruin quarterback Josh Rosen. Rosen tore up the Beavers secondary for 333 yards on 22/33 passing and threw for 2 touchdowns. Three other quarterbacks were able to complete at least 1 pass as well. The Bruins running game was not slow either as they had 52 carries for 284 yards and scored 3 touchdowns as a team. Oregon State on the other hand could not get anything going as Nick Mitchell finished with 84 yards and completed 9 of 19 passing while throwing 3 interceptions. Storm Barrs-Woods led the team in yards with 87 on 14 carries. UCLA only needed the middle 2 quarters to put away the Beavers with 24 points in the second quarter and 17 in the third.
Final thought: UCLA will face a hot Washington State team next week while Oregon State is still struggling to find wins.
Arizona State (4-5) @ Washington State (6-3) - 24-48
Washington State fell to an early two-touchdown deficit as they could not move the ball the first quarter. The Cougars scored 17 unanswered points but trailed by 3 entering the final quarter. Luke Falk continued to be phenomenal as he threw for 3 touchdowns to finish the game including a 75 yard pass to Dom Williams :13 seconds after Arizona State kicked a field goal to bring it within a touchdown. Falk finished his day with 497 yards on 36-55 passing and threw 5 touchdowns and an interception. Sun Devil quarterback Mike Bercovici threw for 27 of 44 passing for 229 yards and threw one interception. Demario Richard ran for 111 yards on 18 carries for a touchdown for them as well.
Final thought: Washington State is now bowl eligible with 3 games remaining and looks to finish strong while Arizona State has hit a tough patch and will look to rebound.
California (5-4) @ Oregon (6-3) - 28-44
Vernon Adams Jr. continues to make plays out of nothing and get Oregon into positions to score. The transfer quarterback threw for 300 yards and 4 touchdowns on 17 of 29 passing but also threw 2 interceptions. He also found the endzone on a rush en rout to his 43 yards on 8 carries. Royce Freeman (29-180), Tony Brooks-James (7-101), and Kani Benoit (8-94) led the team in rushing. California quarterback Jared Goff had 329 yards on 18/41 passing and threw 2 touchdowns and an interception. Vic Enwere led the Golden Bears rushing attack with 68 yards on 9 carries and scored a touchdown. This game looked to be over at half when Oregon led 31-10. California tried to come back and brought it to within 10 points at one point in the second half.
Final thought: Oregon has 'Big Play VA' back and looks to finish strong as Cal has now lost 4 straight after starting 5-0
Arizona (5-5) @ USC (6-3) - 30-38
Arizona jumped out to an early 2 touchdown lead but USC was able to tie it up before going into the half at 17. Arizona was able to score a touchdown with :10 seconds remaining to bring it within 8. Anu Solomon had 352 yards and 3 touchdowns and an interception on 31 of 46 passing. The rushing game could not get anything going as they had 60 total yards on 32 carries as a team. That was no the case for the Trojans as Ronald Jones had 177 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown while Justin Davis had 16 carries for 85 yards and scored 2 touchdowns. Trojan quarterback Cody Kessler went 22 of 36 for 243 yards and 2 touchdowns as well.
Final thought: Both the Trojans and the Wildcats are confusing teams and have lost and won in both confusing fashions.