Much will need to be done if the conference of champions in getting a team in the title game in Miami at season’s end after the weekend. Stanford knocked Oregon from the ranks of the unbeaten on “Shake-down Saturday” in Eugene.
Elsewhere UCLA made its claim for LA’s team beating USC while locking up the Pac-South crown. Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon State and Washington also were victorious this weekend.
Saturday, November 17
25 Washington Huskies (7-4, 5-3) 38 @ Colorado Buffaloes (1-10, 1-7) – Fear not Colorado the season is almost over and you can fully enjoy basketball season. Keith Price was an efficient 22-of-29 for 248 yards throwing for five scores in the Huskies big win. Next up is the Apple Cup for Washington who has a chance at eight wins.
Washington State Cougars (2-9, 0-8) 7 @ Arizona State Sun Devils (6-5, 4-4) 46 – 561 yards put up by Todd Graham’s offense on Saturday afternoon. More importantly ASU got win number six and will be bowling in year one of Graham’s tenure in Tempe. Taylor Kelly was 20-of-23, 246 yards with four passing TD’s.
18 Southern California Trojans (7-4, 5-4) 28 @ 17 UCLA Bruins (9-2, 6-2) 38 – UCLA got out to a 17-0 and held on for a ten point win at a soggy Rose Bowl. James Franklin had 29 carries for 171 yards with two scores on the ground. UCLA plays Stanford next week which could be a conference title game rematch the following week.
13 Stanford Cardinal (9-2, 7-1) 17 @ 2 Oregon Ducks (10-1, 7-1) 14 F/OT – Oregon led 14-7 with 90 seconds left in the fourth when Stanford tied the game up. Like last season (against USC) the Ducks saw a critical kick go doink off an upright. Redshirt freshman Kevin Hogan didn’t make any mistakes in leading the upset in Eugene. Stepfan Taylor was again workman like with 33 carries for 161 yards.
Arizona Wildcats (7-4, 4-4) 34 @ Utah Utes (4-7, 2-6) 24 – Utah took a 24-17 lead to the fourth quarter before the RichRod offense took its course. Arizona outscored the Utes 17-0 in the final quarter to pick up their seventh win this season. Ka’Deem Carey ran for 204 yards on 26 attempts with a score which gives him a nice two-week total.
California Golden Bears (3-9, 2-7) 14 @ 16 Oregon State Beavers (8-2, 6-2) 62 – Oregon State had 359 through the air and 200 on the ground for 559 yards of offense in what could’ve been the last game of Jeff Tedford. Sean Mannion got the start and threw for 325 yards with four TDs while Terron Ward rushed for 128 yards with two TDs.
* = Rankings reflect BCS