Sep 14, 2013; Lincoln, NE, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley (17) leaves the field after defeating the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium. UCLA won 41-21. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

PAC-12 Football Weekend Recap (Week 3)


PAC-12 schools went 8-1 this week which included an impressive showing against the Big Ten conference winning three of four meetings. UCLA set a record at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln scoring 38 consecutive points which Nebraska hadn’t allowed that many in a row before. Here’s a recap of what went on this weekend, in addition to how the standings currently look.

Saturday, September 14 –

16 UCLA Bruins (2-0) 41 @ 23 Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-1) 21: UCLA playing with heavy hearts with the death of WR Nick Pasquale, fell behind 21-3 in Lincoln, NE against Nebraska. The Bruins scored a late touchdown in the first half pulling to 21-10 before the half ended. In the second half Brett Hundley and his teammates scored 31 unanswered points to win by 20. Hundley was 16-of-24 for 294 yards with three touchdown passes, he also ran for 61 yards the Bruins scorched the “Blackshirts” for 504 yards. Next Game for UCLA – September 21 v. New Mexico State (0-3), 7:30 pm/PAC-12 Network

5 Stanford Cardinal (2-0) 34 @ Army Black Knights (1-2) 20: Stanford got out to a slow start trailing by six and taking a 7-6 lead to the second quarter before holding off Army. The Cardinal’s biggest lead was at 34-13 once they took control in West Point. Leaders for the Cardinal were Tyler Gaffney who rushed for 132 yard on 20 carries and Kevin Hogan threw for 188 yards with three TD passes. Next Game for Stanford – September 21 v. 23 Arizona State (2-0), 4 pm/FOX

Boston College Eagles (2-1, 1-0 ACC) 7 @ Southern California (2-1, 0-1 PAC-12) 35: If any team needed a convincing bounce back win it was USC who got just that against Boston College. Tre Madden needed just 16 carries to reach 102 yards, he reached the endzone once while catching three passes for 32 yards and another score. Cody Kessler was efficient at 15-of-17, 237 yards throwing two TD passes. Next Game for Southern California – September 21 v. Utah State (2-1), 12:30 pm/ABC or ESPN2

Tennessee Volunteers (2-1) 14 @ 2 Oregon Ducks (3-0) 59: Tennessee scored first at Autzen Stadium which was followed by an Oregon onslaught of 59 straight points. The Ducks offense shredded the Volunteers defense for 687 yards with 471 coming through the air. Marcus Mariota had 456 yards passing with four TD’s and an additional 27 on the ground with a score. Josh Huff caught six passes for 125 yards and one TD, John Mundt a true freshman had five catches for 121 yards and two TD’s. Next Game for Oregon – September 28 v. California (1-2), 7:30 pm/PAC-12 Network

19 Washington Huskies (2-0) 34 v. Illinois Fighting Illini (2-1) 24 game played at Soldier Field in Chicago: Washington went to the Windy City and captured a ten point win at historic Soldier Field on Saturday. The Huskies held a comfortable lead for most the contest which was as many as 21 points but the Illini got to within seven before UW added Travis Coons FG giving them a ten point lead. Keith Price had 342 passing yards with two scores, Bishop Sankey ran 35 times for 208 yards and one socre. Next Game for Washington – September 21 v. Idaho State (2-0), Noon/PAC-12 Network

Southern Utah Thunderbirds (2-1) 10 @ Washington State Cougars (2-1, 1-0 PAC-12) 48: No letdown for Washington State after their first win in 13 years in Los Angeles. The Cougars took care of business against previously unbeaten Southern Utah. Defensively Wazzu held the Thunderbirds to 219 yards of offense forcing three turnovers. On offense Washington State had 464 with Connor Halliday throwing for 383 and five touchdowns. Next Game for Washington State – September 21 v. Idaho (0-3), 7:30 pm/PAC-12 Network

4 Ohio State Buckeyes (3-0) 52 @ California Golden Bears (1-2) 34: Sonny Dykes difficult non-conference schedule continued Saturday night in Berkeley against number four Ohio State. The Bears who faced Northwestern week one faced another Big Ten opponent that made life tough. Cal allowed 608 yards of offense to the Buckeyes. The Golden Bears did get another 300 yard passing game from Jared Goff who added three more passing TD’s, Chris Harper had 115 yards receiving with a score on six catches. Next Game for California – September 28 @2 Oregon (3-0), 7:30 pm/PAC-12 Network

Oregon State Beavers (2-1, 1-0 PAC-12) 51 @ Utah Utes (2-1, 0-1 PAC-12) 48 F/OT: The lone PAC-12 conference game of the weekend proved to be quite the back and forth affair. Oregon State led 10-0 after one and 20-10 at the half but Utah outscored the visitors 31-21 forcing OT. The Utes got their offense going down 27-10 getting to within 10 points by the fourth. After a late Utah TD the teams went to OT tied at 45, the Utes for the ball first kicked a field goal before Sean Mannion hooked up with Brandin Cooks for six and the 51-48 overtime win. Next Game for Oregon State – September 21 @San Diego State (0-2). Next Game for Utah – September 21 @BYU (1-1), 7:15 pm/ESPN2

20 Wisconsin Badgers (2-1) 30 @ Arizona State Sun Devils (2-0) 32: Wisconsin lead for most of the game, Arizona State outscored the Badgers 13-9 in the fourth quarter. What everyone will be talking about is how the game ended with a bizarre play that lead to the PAC-12 refs being reprimanded. Taylor Kelly threw for 352 yards in the game with 104 yards going to Jaelen Strong. Marion Grice reached pay dirt four times while rushing for 84 yards. Next Game for Arizona State – September 21 @5 Stanford (2-0), 4 pm/FOX

UTSA Roadrunners (1-2) 13 @ Arizona Wildcats (3-0) 38: Arizona allowed UTSA to get on the scoreboard first then took control of the game. The Wildcats lead 24-6 at the half with the Roadrunners not getting in the endzone until the fourth quarter. Ka’Deem Carey continued to do what he’s know for and that’s putting up 100 yard games, he ran 27 times for 128 yards with a couple scores. B.J. Denker also scored twice rushing for 90 yards on 10 carries. Next Game for Arizona – September 28 @17 Washington (2-0), 4 pm/FOX

Fresno State Bulldogs (2-0) @ Colorado Buffaloes (2-0): PPD due to flooding in Boulder and surrounding area.

PAC-12 Standings after Week 3:

North – Oregon State (1-0, 2-1), Washington State (1-0, 2-1), Oregon (3-0), Stanford (2-0), Washington (2-0), California (1-2)

South – Arizona (3-0), Arizona State (2-0), Colorado (2-0), UCLA (2-0), USC (0-1, 2-1), Utah (0-1, 2-1)

 

Oregon Ducks This Week:

Oregon Vs Cal (Sept. 28th)Gametime Set For 7:30pm PT Kickoff On Pac 12 Network

 

LinkedUp: Oregon Stats Staggering, Comparing Mariota To Mariota, Johnny On The Spot

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