The conference had their first weekend that involved every team playing a conference opponent, and the aftermath is not near what was expected. Heading into the weekend there were three ranked teams in Stanford, Washington, and Utah. With Stanford and Washington facing off on Friday to start the weekend off, we were given plenty to talk about this week.
Take a look at the Pac-12 standings followed by how your team did:
|Team||Conference Record||Overall Record|
#7 Stanford @ #10 Washington - 6-44
Stanford came out of the gates flat and could not get anything going as Washington's offense continued to put points on the board.Washington held a 23 point lead at half time and didn't allow Stanford to score until :24 seconds were remaining in the third quarter when Washington led by 30. The Huskies didn't slow up at that point either as they scored two more touchdowns in the final quarter to put a cap on Stanford. Jake Browning finished his game with 210 yards through the air on 15/21 passing and threw for 3 touchdowns. The Huskies relied on John Ross in the passing game who had a touchdown in 4 catches and had 82 yards. Stanford could not get anything rolling as Christian McCaffrey continues to struggle as he racked up 49 yards on 12 carries and caught 5 passes for 30 yards. The Washington defense spent plenty of time in the backfield of Stanford as they tallied 8 sacks with 6 of them coming in the first half.
#18 Utah @ California - 23-28
Utah had 7 tries from within the 11-yard line to win this game and could not find the endzone. At the final two minute warning Utah had the ball at the 9 and failed to score on their first three chances. On fourth down Troy Williams threw a pass from the 11-yard-line that went incomplete as the California defender drew a flag on the play that resulted in a new set of downs and the ball at the 2-yard line with :14 seconds remaining. The California defense was too much as the Ute's could not get anything done to find the endzone and the clock ran out as they tried to run the ball in from the 2. California quarterback Davis Webb has emerged as a new star as he finished the game with 306 passing yards on 20/35 passing and threw 4 touchdowns to lead the "Bear Raid" offense. Utah quarterback Troy Williams finished with 266 yards while completing 24 of his 43 attempts.
Oregon State @ Colorado - 6-47
Colorado has been a surprise for everyone in the conference so far this season and Oregon State was not a problem for them either. The Buffaloes are doing very impressive things behind the arm of Steven Montez, who made his second start in replacement of Sefo Liufau. Oregon State got on the score board first with a field goal and two minutes later Colorado had the lead. The Beavers could not catch a break as Colorado hit a 54-yard field goal with just under a minute remaining in the half and 9 seconds later Rick Gamboa returned an interception 20-yards to push their lead to 31. Montez finished his game going 19 of 27 for 293 yards and 3 touchdowns and another 28 yards on the ground. The Buffaloes rushing game was active as well as they had 247 yards on 54 carries. The same cannot be said for Oregon State as they finished with just 100 yards through the air and were unable to find space on the ground either as they had 126 yards in the ground.
Arizona State @ USC - 20-41
The Trojans were able to put this game away early as they used a 20 point second quarter to ruin the Sun Devils hopes. Heading in halftime the Trojans led 27-6 and came out of halftime firing as they found the endzone twice more within the first 7 minutes of the second half to cap off Arizona State. In his first home start for the Trojans Sam Darnold had a great game as he finished with 352 yards while going 23 of 33 and throwing 3 touchdowns. Senior running back Justin Davis had 123 yards on 14 carries to lead the Trojans rushing attack. Arizona State quarterback Manny WIlkins went down just before halftime of this game and Freshman Brady White came in to replace him and went 6 of 13 for 80 yards to go along with Wilkins' 13/24 148 yard night.
Oregon @ Washington State - 33-51
Air raid? The Cougars had SIX rushing touchdowns on more carries that they had completions. The Cougars have now beaten Oregon in back-to-back years as Luke Falk finished with 371 yards while completing 36 of his 48 passes. The ground game is where the Cougars shined as they tallied up 280 yards on the ground on 40 carries.
Arizona @ UCLA - 24-45
Things are not getting any better for Arizona as they continue to deal with injuries that have now pushed them to 0-2 in the conference. A few weeks ago Anu Solomon was injured and backup quarterback Brandon Dawkins was given the ball. In the second quarter Dawkins went down with an injury and Khalil Tate came in for the injured quarterback who showed flashes of potential. UCLA was too much for the Wildcats to handle as they went finished the first quarter with a 62-yard touchdown pass from Josh Rosen to Kenneth Walker III. Rosen led the Bruins to a win behind a 350 yard night going 20 of 37 and three passing touchdowns. Before Dawkins went down he was 8 of 17 for 73 yards and a touchdown. Tate finished off going 5 of 9 for 72 yards and two touchdowns.