The State of Oregon remains perfect after week eight wins by the Ducks and Beavers. Thursday night Oregon was victorious at Arizona State. Stanford won its third straight “Big Game” at California and Southern California took care of Colorado in LA.
In Tucson RichRod’s offensive attack returned in a route of Washington at home. Oregon State is 6-0 for the first time since 1907 after grinding out a win over Utah.
Thursday, October 18
3 Oregon (7-0, 4-0) 43 @ Arizona State (5-2, 3-1) 21 – Arizona State scored the first seven and last 14 points of the game. However, in between Sun Devil scores the Ducks offense racked up 43 points with a potent ground game that produced 406 yards. Kenjon Barner had three scores on 16 carries for 143 yards, Marcus Mariota ran for 135 yard carrying the ball 10 times with one score.
Saturday, October 20
20 Stanford (5-2, 3-1) 21 @ California (3-5, 2-3) 3 – The 115th edition of the Big Game took place Saturday in Berkeley which was also the 30th anniversary of “The Play”. Stanford left little doubt in this won as they beat their bay area rival for the third straight season. Stepfan Taylor moved up the all-time rushing list for the Cardinal going for 189 yard on 28 carries with a score, Josh Nunes threw for 214 yards with a TD.
Colorado (1-6, 1-3) 6 @ 10 Southern California (6-1, 4-1) 50 – Matt Barkley and Robert Woods moved up in the record books as USC dropped half a hundred on the overmatched Buffaloes. Barkley threw for 298 yards tossing six touchdowns, Woods had four of those TD receptions and 132 yards. Marqise Lee also reached the endzone and had 103 yards.
Washington (3-4, 1-3) 17 @ Arizona (4-3, 1-3) 52 – Washington opened the scoring with a field goal but then got outscored 52 the rest of the way. Arizona quarterback Matt Scott was 14-for-22 with four touchdowns and 256 yards. Ka’Deem Carey rushed for 172 yards with a score after carrying the ball 29 times.
Utah (2-5, 0-4) 7 @ 8 Oregon State (6-0, 4-0) 21 – As mentioned in the opener OSU in rarified air being 6-0 to start the season. Storm Woods made the most of his 17 carries as he scored three times gaining only 47 yards. Cody Vaz managed the game with a workmanlike 16-of-26 performance with 174 yards.
* = Rankings reflect BCS