Washington State defeated the Southern California Trojans 10-7 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday night in one of the biggest upsets of week two. Photo Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

PAC-12 Football Weekend Recap (Week 2)

Last week the conference went 7-3, this week the PAC-12 went 8-0 in non-conference games. The shocker was Washington State winning 10-7 at USC on Saturday night. Here’s a recap of what went on this weekend, in addition to how the standings currently look.

Thursday, September 5 –

Sacramento State Hornets (0-2) 0 @ Arizona State Sun Devils (1-0) 55: The Sun Devils lead 35-0 at the half and added 20 more second half points in their season opener. ASU put up 523 yards with 365 coming through the air and 158 on the ground. Taylor Kelly was 23-of-31 for 300 yards with five touchdown passes. Next Game for Arizona State – v. Coaches 18/AP 20 Wisconsin (2-0), September 14/7:30 pm ESPN

Saturday, September 7 –

Weber State Wildcats (1-1) 7 @ Utah Utes (2-0) 70: In two weeks the Utes offense has scored 100 points against in-state foes Utah and Weber State. Leading 49-0 at the break Utah called off the dogs in a way in the second half. Travis Wilson had another solid day throwing for 264 yards, three TD’s while rushing for 93 yards on three carries getting in the endzone twice via the ground. Next Game for Utah – v. Oregon State (1-1), September 14/7 pm Fox Sports 1

2 Oregon Ducks (2-0) 59 @ Virginia Cavaliers (1-1) 10: It was over after Marcus Mariota ran 71 yards to open the scoring in Charlottesville which Oregon added the two point conversion after. The Ducks racked up 557 total yards with 350 coming on the ground. De’Anthony Thomas needed just 11 carries to get 124 yards with three scores. Mariota finished with 122 of his own scoring on the long run but averaged 30.5. Next Game for Oregon – v. Tennessee (2-0), September 14/12:30 pm ABC

Portland State Vikings (1-1) 30 @ California Golden Bears (1-1) 37: The Sonny Dykes era nearly got started at 0-2 had the Bears not rallied against Portland State. The Vikings lead 30-27 with 11:01 left in the game but Cal was able to close with the games final 10 points to get Dykes his first win in Berkeley. Jared Goff threw for 485 yards with two scores, he was 33-of-51 on the afternoon. Next Game for California – v. Coaches 3/AP 4 Ohio State (2-0), September 14/4 pm FOX

Central Arkansas Bears (1-1) 24 @ Colorado Buffaloes (2-0) 38: Speaking of new coaches, Colorado has already showed improvement with back-to-back wins for Mike MacIntyre in Boulder. Like last week the Buffs had to stage another fourth quarter rally being down 24-17 to UCA. Colorado scored 21 unanswered points started with Jered Bell 71-yard interception for a touchdown and then two Connor Wood TD passes to seal the win. Next Game for Colorado – v. Fresno State (2-0), September 14/11 am TBA

Hawaii Warriors (0-2) 14 @ Oregon State Beavers (1-1) 33: A week after losing to Eastern Washington, Oregon State bounced back with a 19-point win against Hawaii. The Beavers jumped out to a 14-0 lead before the Warriors tied the game up before half. OSU controlled the second half scoring touchdowns on back-to-back drives then added five points in the fourth. Sean Mannion had a nice evening with 372 yards, four touchdown passes. Defensively the Beavs held Hawaii to 239 total yards (170 passing and 69 rushing). Next Game for Oregon State – @Utah (2-0), September 14/7 pm Fox Sports 1

Washington State Cougars (1-1, 1-0) 10 @ 25 Southern California Trojans (1-1, 0-1) 7: Mike Leach is known for his air raid offense but it was his defense that made the mark Saturday night in LA. USC’s Cody Kessler got the start for the Trojans and was responsible for both TD’s in the game. He ran for a score in the second than later in the quarter threw an INT to Damante Horton who ran it back 70 yards to tie the game. With three minutes left the Cougars broke the tie with Andrew Furney making a 41-yard field goal, it was Wazzu’s first win at USC since 2000. Next Game for Washington State – v. Southern Utah (2-0), September 14/3:30 pm PAC-12 Network. Next Game for Southern California – v. Boston College (2-0), September 14/Noon PAC-12 Network

Arizona Wildcats (2-0) 58 @ UNLV Rebels (0-2) 13: Rich Rod’s team continues to roll putting up 58 more points on 478 yards of offense. The Wildcats led 45-6 at half throwing on a few points in the second half while having a sound night on defense. Ka’Deem Carey ran for 171 yards on 16 carries while reaching the endzone twice. Next Game for Arizona – v. UTSA (1-1), September 14/7:30 pm PAC-12 Network

San Jose State Spartans (1-1) 13 @ 5 Stanford Cardinal (1-0) 34: After last season’s thrilling game on the Farm it seemed likely the same would occur. Stanford took the drama out early leading 17-6 at the half and 27-6 midway in the third quarter. Kevin Hogan was an efficient 17-of-27 for 207 yards with two TD’s, the Cardinals ground game saw Tyler Gaffney run for 104 yards on 20 carries with two scores. On the night Stanford was balanced on offense with 207 yards through the air and 197 rushing. Next Game for Stanford – @Army (1-1), September 14/9 am CBS Sports Network

PAC-12 Standings after Week 2:

North – Washington State (1-0, 1-1), Oregon (2-0), Stanford (1-0), Washington (1-0), California (1-1), Oregon State (1-1)

South – Arizona (2-0), Colorado (2-0), Utah (2-0), Arizona State (1-0), UCLA (1-0), Southern California (0-1, 1-1)

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