Stepfan Taylor and Josh Nunes helped Stanford keep its winning streak against Southern California alive at Stanford Stadium on Saturday. Photo Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

Pac-12 Football Recap: Week Three


Stanford sent major ripples through the Pac-12/nation defeating the Southern California Trojans Saturday night in Palo Alto. Outside of conference play the Pac-12 was 6-3 (losses @12 Ohio State, @Missouri and @Fresno State) but did protect home turf not losing at home. Here are the results from how the conference of champions did this past weekend.

Friday, September 14
Washington State (2-1) 35 @ UNLV (0-3) 27 – Washington State was in control the entire game but that doesn’t mean the Rebels didn’t make things interesting late.

Saturday, September 15
2 Southern California (2-1) 14 @ 21 Stanford (3-0) 21 – This was perhaps the biggest shocker of the weekend with the Cardinal beating USC. Stepfan Taylor had 27 carries for 153 yards with one touchdown in the upset.

California (1-2) 28 @ 12 Ohio State (3-0) 35 – Cal trailed 20-7 at one point before taking a 21-20 and later tied the game at 28. The Golden Bears had an opportunity to win but had their last drive end on an interception.

Tennessee Tech (2-1) 14 @ 4 Oregon (3-0) 63 – Oregon made the Golden Eagles chase them all night and the Ducks defense shut down Tennessee Tech.

Portland State (1-2) 13 @ Washington (2-1) 52 – Washington lead 45-0 and cruised the rest of the way in their victory over the Vikings. Next up for the Dawgs are the Ducks in Seattle.

Arizona State (2-1) 20 @ Missouri (2-1) 24 – Arizona State outscored Missouri 13-7 in the second half but couldn’t overcome a 17-7 first half deficit.

Colorado (0-3) 14@ Fresno State (2-1) 69 – Colorado trailed 55-7 when halftime came and things didn’t improve when the second started.

25 BYU (2-1) 21 @ Utah (2-1) 24 – Last week the Utes lost in Logan against Utah State but bounced back in the Holy War beating BYU in a segment of the Beehive Boot in Salt Lake City.

South Carolina State (1-2) 0 @ 24 Arizona (3-0) 56 – The Wildcats will get their best test of the Rich Rod era next weekend when they travel to Eugene against the Ducks.

Houston (0-3) 6 @ 22 UCLA (3-0) 37 – UCLA could’ve had a letdown after a defining win against Nebraska the previous week but Jim Mora’s team took care of business.

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