Pac-12 Football Recap: Week Thirteen

Next Friday night we’ll have a rematch of the game played at the Rose Bowl this weekend when Stanford faces UCLA for a chance at the granddaddy of them all. Rivalry Friday was much more unpredictable than Saturday’s line-up.

Eight teams are bowl eligible and the conference will likely get two BCS bids for another season.

Stepfan Taylor and Stanford set-up a rematch with the UCLA Bruins next week in Palo Alto after a 35-17 win at the Rose Bowl Saturday night. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

Friday, November 23
Utah Utes (5-7, 3-6) 42 @ Colorado Buffaloes (1-11, 1-8) 35 – Given the records of these two teams this was an exciting game to watch for the second straight season. Colorado led 28-20 after three quarters before being outscored 22-7 by Utah in the fourth quarter. John White rushed 20 times for 168 yards with a score for the Utes.

25 Washington Huskies (7-5, 5-4) 28 @ Washington State Cougars (3-9, 1-8) 31 F/OT – Washington had an eight win regular season and Apple Cup win right in their sites. Then the fourth quarter occurred where the Cougs outscored its rival 18-0 and the only three points of overtime. WSU’s WR Dominique Williams had eight catches for 143 yards.

Arizona State Sun Devils (7-5, 5-4) 41 @ 24 Arizona Wildcats (7-5, 4-5) 34 – In Friday’s nightcap ASU continues the trend of teams trailing going into the fourth and winning. Arizona State scored 24 unanswered points to win the Territorial Cup. Marion Grice outdueled Ka’Deem Carey in the battle of the running backs as he had three scores on 18 carries for 156 yards good for an 8.7 average. Carey wasn’t too shabby with 172 yards on 25 attempts but reached paydirt once.

Saturday, November 24
5 Oregon Ducks (11-1, 8-1) 48 @ 15 Oregon State Beavers (8-3, 6-3) 24 – Oregon had an eye-popping 570 yards against a solid Oregon State defense as they continue their Civil War dominance. Kenjon Barner had two TD with 198 yards while De’Anthony Thomas 122 yards reaching the endzone three times and Marcus Mariota ran for 85 yards with a score as the team had 430 on the ground.

8 Stanford Cardinal (10-2, 8-1) 35 @ 17 UCLA Bruins (9-3, 6-3) 17 – These teams will meet again this weekend at Stanford Stadium after playing in Pasadena Saturday. The Cardinal offense was once again pretty balance (221 rushing/160 passing) with Kevin Hogan remaining unbeaten as the teams starter. Stepfan Taylor 142 yards on 20 carries with two scores.

1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (12-0) 22 @ Southern California Trojans (7-5, 5-4) 13 – Max Wittek was 14-of-23 for 186 yards with a touchdown pass in his first start but did throw two picks. USC couldn’t stay on the field as they were 1-for-8 on third down while Notre Dame was 5-of-14. The Trojans also couldn’t hand Irish QB Everett Golson who had 217 passing yards plus 47 yards rushing, Theo Riddick ran for 146 yards with a TD on 20 carries as the Trojans suffered their fifth loss.

* = Rankings reflect BCS

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  • Mel

    Re: Pac12 Recap Mike Vamosi Nov 26th,
    2012 at 9:00 am

You need an editor. If English isn’t your native language then
    an editor would help avoid these simple grammatical errors while you continue
    to study. If English is your first language, then perhaps you need to pay more
    attention to the details. I wouldn’t bother to write, but come on, to many
    mistakes here to ignore and even though college football players are not
    exactly known for focusing on school, that doesn’t mean a sportswriter
    shouldn’t set a better example for your readers. For example, 1)”…and Apple
    Cup win right in their sites.” – The correct word is sights, not sites. I
    also think you need to precede Apple with the word ‘the’, 2) “…Kenjon
    Barner had two TD with 198 yards..” – TD should be plural, as in TDs, 4)
    “…while De’Anthony Thomas 122 yards reaching…” – Thomas should be
    possessive, Thomas’, 5) “…8 Stanford Cardinal.” should be Cardinals
    6) “…Cardinal offense was once again pretty balance…” should be
    balanced not balance. 8) “…Hogan remaining unbeaten as the teams
    starter…” -team should be possessive – team’s. 9) “Stepfan Taylor
    142 yards. missing the word ‘had’. Taylor had 142 yards…… 9)
    “…Trojans also couldn’t hand Irish QB Everett…” should be handle
    not hand. 

There are also several other punctuation errors. If you want to
    hire a part-time editor, I am a graduate student and could always use the extra
    money. Good Luck. Thanks for the coverage.

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