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Conference roundup - Week 4 in the Pac-12

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Although the Cougars had a bye, we take a look at how the rest of the conference did this past weekend.

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College football is finally hitting its stride and the Pac-12 is not disappointing. With 5 of the conferences games coming down to the final minutes of the game Pac-12 fans have had plenty of drama so far this season. Of the 6 games being played in the conference this weekend Oregon State played the only non-conference opponent in Boise State. There are now 2 teams that have yet to play a conference game, Washington State and Oregon State. Washington State had their bye week as they prepare for Oregon.

Take a look at the standings followed by how your team did:

North
Team Conference Record Overall Record
#7 Stanford 2-0 3-0
#9 Washington 1-0 4-0
California 0-1 2-2
Oregon 0-1 2-2
Oregon State -- 1-2
Washington State -- 1-2

South

#24 Utah 1-0 4-0
Arizona State 1-0 4-0
Colorado 1-0 3-1
Arizona 0-1 2-2
UCLA 0-1 2-2
USC 0-2 1-3

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USC @ #24 Utah -  27-31

For the most part of this game, Utah was playing catch-up to the Trojans. Shortly after the second half started USC held a 24-10 lead but allowed Utah to come back into the game with a total of 3 turnovers. USC started the 4th quarter with a 43 yard field goal to push their lead to 10. After scoring with just under 10:00 minutes remaining, Utah held USC to a 6-play drive. Utah quarterback Troy WIlliams led the Ute's to a 15-play drive that ended with an 18-yard touchdown pass to Tim Patrick with :16 seconds remaining in the game. Williams finished his night going 21/34 for 270 yards and threw two touchdowns. The Utah running game didn't seem to slow up at any point either as they tallied 186 yards on 47 carries. Sam Darnold, who is starting over Max Browne, finished his first career start with 253 yards on 18 of 26 passing. Senior running back Justin Davis had 10 carries for 126 yards.

#7 Stanford @ UCLA  -  22-13

Stanford, like Utah, played catch-up for most of the night as they were held to just 3 field goals until their touchdown with :24 seconds left. The Stanford defense held tough as well though as UCLA only had 77 yards on 33 carries for the night.  Ryan Burns led Stanford on a 10-play 70 yard drive to put the Cardinal up 16-13. On UCLA's following possession, quarterback Josh Rosen led the Bruins to midfield before fumbling the ball which Solomon Thomas of Stanford returned it 42 yards for a touchdown to end the game and give Stanford a 22-13 win. Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey was held out of the endzone but was able to rush for 138 yards on 26 carries, he was also held to just 13 yards on two receptions. Ryan Burns finished with 137 yards on his 13/25 night for the Cardinal. Bruin quarterback Josh Rosen had 248 yards through the air while completing 18 of his 27 attempts.

#9 Washington @ Arizona  -  35-28 OT

Washington started this game flat as they were unable to get much going in the first quarter. Huskies running back, John Ross scored their first two touchdowns of the game in the second quarter as they tied the game up going into the half. After taking two 7-point leads in the second half Arizona, kept fighting back. On the Wildcats final drive quarterback Brandon Dawkins escaped a sack and completed a 54 yard pass to Shun Brown on a 2nd and 25 to the Huskies 14 yard line. Arizona converted on a 4th and 3 from the 7 yard line and scored the game tying touchdown with :17 seconds remaining to push the game into overtime. Washington Started with the ball in overtime and quarterback Jake Browing connected with Dante Pettis in the endzone. On Arizona's possession Dawkins faced a 4th down and the snap was fumbled and he could not connect to a receiver after scrambling. Browning finished the game with 160 yards on 14 of 21 passing attempts with 2 touchdowns and an interception. Junior running back Lavon Coleman had 181 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown to lead the Huskies to 352 rushing yards on 61 carries. Dawkins finished with 167 yards through the air but added another 176 yards on the ground and finished with 3 touchdowns.

Boise State @ Oregon State  -  38-24

Boise State held a 31-7 lead at halftime as Oregon State could not get much of anything going after their opening drive. The Beavers tried to come back into the game but miscues stopped them from doing so. Broncos running back Jeremy McNichols had 208 yards and four touchdowns in the first half. After going 11 of 16 for 53 yards Darell Garretson was replaced by freshman walk-on Conor Blount who finished with 138 yards on 11 of 18 passing. Running back Ryan Nall finished the game with 14 touches for 66 yards and found the endzone twice.

Colorado @ Oregon  -  41-38

Colorado started this game hot as they held a 26-17 lead at half but let Oregon back into the game as they scored 3 touchdowns in the final 7 minutes of the third quarter to take a 38-33 lead over Colorado. Backup quarterback Steven Montez threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Bryce Bobo in the 4th quarter that would eventually be the game winning touchdown with just under 9 minutes remaining. Montez, who is in for the injured Sefo Liufau, finished with 333 yards on 22 of 32 passing and throwing for 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. He also added another 135 yards on the ground and another touchdown on his 21 carries. Dakota Prukop had 293 yards and 2 touchdowns on his 22 of 33 night while also throwing an interception. Running back Tony Brooks-James had 120 yards in replacement of injured Royce Freeman.

California @ Arizona State -  41-51

At halftime it looked as if California was going to be able to pull away with an easy victory as they held a 24-10 lead. Arizona State on the other hand had different ideas as they put up 31 points in the final quarter with 24 of those coming in the final 7 minutes. California quarterback Davis Webb connected with Demetris Robertson from 26 yards out to cut the Arizona State lead to 3 points. California tried to kick an onside kick but Sun Devil linebacker D.J. Calhoun grabbed the ball and returned it for 42 yards to put the game away.  Arizona State quarterback Manny Wilkins went 21 of 30 for 290 yards and added another 72 yards on the ground on 23 carries and three touchdowns. Webb finished the game with 478 yards completing 32 of his 56 passing attempts while throwing 5 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.