The Pac-12 conference never fails to entertain and that stayed true during week 2 as we saw plenty of points get put on the scoreboards. Seven teams from around the conference put up at least 40 points including 3 teams come within a few points of 60.
After last week we weren't sure what to expect from a few conference teams and even after week 2 it is still up in the air. We have realized that Washington might be for real and could be competing with Stanford for a spot in the college football playoffs. We still have no idea what to expect from Washington State and new quarterbacks at Oregon, Arizona State, Utah, and California have yet to prove what they can do.
The rest of the season will definitely be an interesting journey, but for now let's take a look at how your team did this past weekend:
Idaho @ Washington 14-59
Washington quarterback Jake Browning has been the real deal this year throwing for 8 touchdowns and 581 yards in just two games. Against Idaho, Browning threw for 294 yards and 5 touchdowns while only having 5 incompletions. Idaho could not stop Washington no matter what they tried as the Huskies scored at will. Vandal quarterback, Matt Linehan finished his day with 187 yards on 19-29 passing and threw his only touchdown to Trent Cowan.
Washington State @ Boise State 28-31
... You already know how this went.
Utah State @ USC 7-45
USC bounced back in week 2 after getting throttled by Alabama the previous week. Quarterbacks Max Browne and Sam Darnold split time under center this week as there was no need to keep the starters out there. Browne finished his day with 182 yards and 2 touchdowns while having 7 incompletions. Darnold wanted to get in on the action as well as he threw for an additional 2 touchdowns on his 5/7 passing. The Trojan running backs did their thing as well as they racked up 178 yards on 44 total carries. Utah State's lone touchdown came as time expired in the 3rd quarter but by then it was already too late.
Idaho State @ Colorado 7-56
Colorado had no problems with Idaho State this weekend as they rolled to an easy victory. The Buffaloes went into the locker room at half time leading 49-0. Quarterback Sefo Liufau finished his night with 3 incompletions and 204 yards and 2 touchdowns before the half as Steven Montez and Jordan Gehrke finished off the second half that included one touchdown for each team. Liufau also led the team in rushing as he tallied 54 yards on 6 carries and helped the team earn a solid 262 yards and 4 touchdowns on the ground.
BYU @ Utah 19-20
The first play of this game was a tell-all sign of what was to come. Utah defensive back Sunia Tauteoli took the opening pass 41 yards in the opposite direction, the first of his two. BYU quarterback Taysom Hill finished his night going 21/39 for 176 yards and 3 interceptions. The line for Utah quarterback Troy Williams wasn't much better as he finished with 194 yards on 14/23 passing while also throwing 3 interceptions but managed to throw a touchdown. With :18 seconds remaining in the game and down 7 BYU ran it in from 7 yards out. Instead of sending the game to overtime BYU opted to go for 2 and the win but came up short as Utah stuffed Hill on the QB draw.
UNLV @ UCLA 21-42
UCLA at one point held a 28-7 lead but allowed UNLV back into the game as they came within 7 heading into the 4th quarter. After a slow start to the second half, the Bruins kicked it back into gear and finished off the game scoring 2 touchdowns in the final quarter. Bruin quarterback, Josh Rosen, finished the game with a touchdown on 23/38 passing but managed to throw for 267 yards. The rushing game was led by Soso Jamabo as he totaled 3 touchdowns on his 11 carries. The team finished with 219 yards on 40 combined carries and found the end zone 5 times.
Texas Tech @ Arizona State 55-68
If you like touchdowns then this game was for you as a total of 17 touchdowns were scored between the two teams. Arizona State running back Kalen Ballage scored 7 touchdowns on the ground while rushing for 137 yards on 13 carries and also added 2 catches for 48 yards and a touchdown through the air. Quarterback Manny Wilkins had 351 yards on 28/37 passing with 2 touchdowns. Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes II had 5 touchdowns and 540 yards on his 38/53 passing night. Heading into halftime Arizona State led 37-34 and didnt slow down from there as they scored 2 touchdowns in each of the final quarters with a field goal to top it off In the final quarter
California @ San Diego State 40-45
San Diego State came out strong in this game as they scored first and forced California to play catch-up the rest of the night. It seemed as if every time California would score, San Diego State was right back in the endzone. Golden Bears quarterback, Davis Webb threw the ball a total of 72 times for 522 yards on Saturday night and had 5 touchdowns including one to Chad Hansen who totaled 190 receiving yards on his 14 receptions. Aztec running back Donnel Pumphrey tallied 281 rushing yards on 29 carries and found the endzone 3 times in a night where he became the Aztecs all time leading rusher.
Virginia @ #24 Oregon 26-44
Oregon quarterback Dakota Prukop continues to light up the scoreboard as he now has 602 passing yards and 6 touchdowns in his two games for the Ducks. Prukop finished his night with 331 yards and 3 touchdowns against Virginia as the Ducks rolled to their second victory this season. Running back Royce Freeman has never slowed down as he racked up 207 yards and 2 touchdowns on his 21 carries. The Ducks defense continues to struggle to find their stride as they have now allowed 26+ points each of their first two games of the season.
Grambling State @ Arizona 21-31
In a game that should have been a cake walk for Arizona, we saw the Wildcats have to crawl back from down 18 and score 28 unanswered points to come away with the victory. They were able to take advantage of six second half turnovers by Grambling State's backup quarterback, Trevon Cherry. Brandon Dawkins, who is stepping in for the injured Anu Soloman, finished with 223 yards through the air on 15/29 passing. He a also found himself in the endzone an additional 2 more times on his 16 carries for 97 yards. Arizona, although starting out slow, found what needed to be fixed and took care of it to avoid their second straight loss.