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.
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