Pac-12 play began on Thursday night this week when previously number eighth ranked Stanford played at Washington. Three of the five conference meetings were decided by 10 points or less starting with the Huskies beating the Cardinal 17-13, Arizona State beat Cal 27-17 and Oregon State escaped from Tucson with a 38-35 win against Arizona. Here are the full results from the Pacific 12 Conference this weekend.
Thursday, September 27
8 Stanford (3-1, 1-1) 13 @ Washington (3-1, 1-0) 17 – Stanford took a 13-10 lead to the fourth quarter in their first road game of 2012. Washington though took the lead with 4:53 remaining when Keith Price hit Kasen Williams for a 35-yard touchdown pass putting the Dawgs up by four. Stat of the game was UDub keeping the Cardinal running game in check and to 65 yards on 28 carries.
Saturday, September 29
Arizona State (3-1, 2-0) 27 @ California (1-4, 0-2) 17 – Name the team that leads the Pac South? Yes, at 2-0 it’s the Arizona State Sun Devils who fought off a pesky Cal team. The Golden Bears cut the deficit to 20-17 with 9:33 left in the game after a Keenan Allen catching a TD pass. ASU delivered the knockout blow with 6:17 remaining when Taylor Kelly threw his third touchdown pass of the game hitting Kevin Ozier for 22-yards putting the Sun Devils up 27-17.
UCLA (4-1, 1-1) 42 @ Colorado (1-4, 1-1) 14 – We should all take pause to remember the week that Colorado lead the Pac South. That said UCLA had only a 21-7 lead at half before outscoring the Buffs 21-7 in the second half to bounce back from their home loss to Oregon State last week. Brett Hundley was 25-of-38, 281 with two touchdowns through the air and rushed for two scores on the ground.
18 Oregon State (3-0, 2-0) 38 @ Arizona (3-2, 0-2) 35 – Arguable the best game of the day in the conference was on the Pac-12 Network. The Beavers took a 17-0 lead before the Wildcats made it 17-7 at half, Arizona then took a 28-24 lead to the fourth. OSU struck first in the final quarter which the UofA countered with 5:34 remaining but the visitors had one more rally left in them when Sean Mannion threw a nine yard pass to Conner Hamlett with 1:09 remaining. Arizona had one more chance but wound up throwing a pick to seal the game for Oregon State.
2 Oregon (5-0, 2-0) 51 v. Washington State (2-3, 0-2) 26 (at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, WA) – Washington State went to the locker room feeling good being down 23-19 at half. Those good feelings were quickly taken away when the Ducks offense exploded for 21 points in the third and the defense stifled the Cougs offense. Oregon had 300 yards on the ground led by Kenjon Barner running for 195 yards on 20 carries with three scores, Marcus Mariota had 56 yards with a TD and De’Anthony Thomas on six carries had 26 yards with a score.