Steve Sarkisian and his Washington Huskies reopened Husky Stadium with a 38-6 route of Boise State. Here's how all PAC-12 teams did this weekend. Photo Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

PAC-12 Football Weekend Recap (Week 1)


Week one of PAC-12 football is now in the book with the conference of champions going 7-3 on the opening weekend against Big Ten, FCS, Mountain West and SEC conference opponents . Arizona State and Stanford begin their seasons this weekend but here’s a recap which we’ll do weekly on how the conference did.

Thursday, August 29 –

Utah State Aggies (0-1) 26 @ Utah Utes (1-0) 30: Utah raced out to a 14-3 lead after the first quarter, trailed 26-24 before kicking capping the scoring with two field goals to win by four against in-state foe Utah State. Sophomore QB Travis Wilson was 17-of-28 for 302 yards with two TD’s for the Utes, Anthony Denham caught six passes for 113 yards. Next Game for Utah – v. Weber State (1-0), September 7/11 am PAC-12 Network

24 Southern California (1-0) 30 @ Hawaii Warriors (0-1) 13: After going ahead 3-0 USC briefly trailed 5-3 following a safety and field goal by Hawaii. The Trojans scored the next 27 points before a late score by the Warriors. Lane Kiffin played both Cody Kessler who was 10-of-19 for 95 yards with a TD and interception and Max Wittek 5-of-10, 77 yards. USC got production from their run game Tre Madden rushing for 109 yards on 18 carries, Justin Davis chipped in 74 yards plus a TD on 14 attempts. Next Game for USC – v. Washington State (0-1), September 7/7:30 pm FOX Sports 1

Friday, August 30 –

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (0-1) 0 @ Arizona Wildcats 35: Arizona used big plays to shut out in-state foe NAU. Daniel Jenkins rushed 12 times for 139 yards highlighted by a 91 yard touchdown run and caught a pass for a score. B.J. Denker got the start, he went 9-for-13 for 87 yards with the TD pass to Jenkins in the first quarter. Next Game for Arizona – @UNLV (0-1), September 7/7:30 pm CBS Sports Network

Saturday, August 31 –

Nicholls State Colonels (0-1) 3 @ 3 Oregon Ducks (1-0) 66: The Mark Helfrich era got off to a quick start Saturday in Eugene with De’Anthony Thomas scoring inside the first 90 seconds of the game. Oregon’s win was never in doubt scoring 24 points before Nicholls scored their lone points of the contest. Marcus Mariota was 12-of-21 for 234 yards with a TD pass, he also picked up 113 on the ground two TD’s on just five attempts. The Ducks ran for 500 yards on the afternoon with Thomas accounting for 128 on 18 carries scoring twice and Byron Marshall had 124 in just eight attempts reaching the end zone once. Next Game for Oregon – @Virginia (1-0), September 7/12:30 pm ABC or ESPN2

Eastern Washington Eagles (1-0) 49 @ 25 Oregon State Beavers (0-1) 46: Oregon State was done in by Eastern Washington’s 23 point second quarter. The teams went back and forth in Corvallis all afternoon which included four lead changes in the final quarter. Oregon State leading 46-43 allowed EWU to score with 18 second left the Eagles missed the two point try, the Beavers missed a field goal which would’ve sent the game to OT. OSU QB Sean Mannion threw for 422 yard going 37-of-43 with three passing touchdowns. On the ground Brandin Cooks caught 13 passes scoring twice for 196 yards for the Beavers. Next Game for Oregon State – v. Hawaii (0-1), September 7/5 pm PAC-12 Network

Washington State Cougars (0-1) 24 @ Auburn Tigers (1-0) 31: Washington State gave it a good go on the Plains despite losing by a touchdown. Mike Leach’s offense outgained the vaunted Gus Malzahn’s who was making his head coaching debut for Auburn 464 to 394. Connor Halliday threw 65 passes completing 35 for 344 yards with a TD. 10 Cougar receivers caught at least one pass with Gabe Marks leading the way with nine for 81 yards. Next Game for Washington State – @Southern California (1-0), September 7/7:30 pm Fox Sports 1

Nevada Wolf Pack (0-1) 20 @ 21 UCLA Bruins (1-0) 58: UCLA opened the second season of Jim Mora with the same kind of offensive fireworks of a season ago. Brett Hundley who was great last season also continued where he left off going 22-for-33 with two TD’s for 274 yards while picking up 63 on the ground and two scores. Jordan James rushed 21 times for 155 yards reaching the end zone once. Next Game for UCLA – @22 Nebraska (1-0), September 14/9 am ABC

19 Boise State Broncos (0-1) 6 @ Washington Huskies (1-0) 38: Washington celebrated the grand reopening of Husky Stadium by dismantling number 19 Boise State. Keith Price threw for 324 yards with an impressive 23-of-31 line with two TD passes. Bishop Sankey rushed for 161 yards on 25 carries reaching and two scores. The Huskies offense was the story racking up 592 yards on the Broncos defense. Next Game for Washington – v. Illinois (1-0) at Soldier Field/Chicago, IL, September 14/3 pm Big Ten Network

22 Northwestern Wildcats (1-0) 44 @ California Golden Bears (0-1) 30: Sonny Dykes era started with nationally ranked Northwestern coming to Berkeley. This Bay Area contest had both teams putting up over 500 yards on offense in a back and forth game. Cal opened the scoring with a fake field goal for a touchdown when kicker Vincenzo D’Amato passed to Jackson Bouza for 10 yards. True freshman Jeff Goff threw for 445 yards completing 38-of-63 passes with two touchdowns. Chris Harper (151 yards/two TDs) and Bryce Treggs (145 yards) combined for 24 catches. Next Game for California – v. Portland State (1-0), September 7/2 pm PAC-12 Network

Colorado Buffaloes (1-0) 41 v. Colorado State Rams (0-1) 27 (Game in Denver, CO): Our final recap of the weekend also had a PAC-12 coach making his debut with Colorado’s Mike MacIntyre. The Buffaloes win tried last season’s win total on week one lead 10-0 after the first quarter and 20-10 at the half. CU trailed 24-23 after three, closed the game on a 18-3 run. Connor Wood who lead the Buffs offense at QB threw for 400 yards and three touchdown passes. Wood’s favorite target was Paul Richardson who caught ten passes for 208 yards with two TD’s. Next Game for Colorado – Central Arkansas (1-0), September 7/5 pm

PAC-12 Standings after Week 1:

North – Oregon (1-0), Washington (1-0), Stanford (0-0), California (0-1), Oregon State (0-1), Washington State (0-1)

South – Arizona (1-0), Colorado (1-0), UCLA (1-0), USC (1-0), Utah (1-0), Arizona State (0-0)

 

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