Sep 21, 2013; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins player stand for a moment of silence in honor of Nick Pasquale before the game against the New Mexico State Aggies at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

PAC-12 Football Weekend Recap (Week 4)


The Conference of Champions continues to flex their muscles in non-conference play as they went unbeaten and mostly winning in convincing fashion. Stanford remains unbeaten after shutting down Arizona State even with the Sun Devils making a last ditch effort on the Farm. Here’s a recap of what went on this weekend, in addition to how the standings currently look.

Saturday, September 21 –

Idaho State Bengals (2-1) 0 @ 17 Washington Huskies (3-0) 56: Washington put up 680 yards on FCS foe Idaho State on Saturday. Keith Price was 16-for-21 for 213 yards throwing two touchdowns in the game action he saw. The Huskies were 6-of-10 on third down in the game another stat that sticks out was running the ball 53 times for an average of seven yards a carry. Next Game for Washington – September 28 v. Arizona (3-0), 4 pm/FOX

Utah State Aggies (2-2, 0-1 MWC) 14 @ Southern California Trojans (3-1, 0-1 PAC-12) 17: Both teams struggled mightily on offense with neither team cracking 300 yards. The Trojans defense did a fairly good job of containing Aggies QB Chucky Keeton. Tre Madden of USC just missed a 100 yard game rushing 24 times for 93 yards. Next Game for Southern California – September 28 @Arizona State (2-1, 0-1 PAC-12), 7:30 pm/ESPN2

23 Arizona State Sun Devils (2-1, 0-1 PAC-12) 28 @ 5 Stanford Cardinal (3-0, 1-0 PAC-12) 42: Stanford got out to a 29-0 head start on Arizona State Saturday night in Palo Alto. Trailing 39-7 after three ASU did outscore the Cardinal 21-7 in the fourth to make the score look respectable. Stanford outrushed the Sun Devils 240-50 which is a tribute to the job the Cardinal did on defense for most of the game making their opponent one dimensional. Next Game for Stanford – September 28 v. Washington State (3-1, 1-0 PAC-12) at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, 7 pm/ESPN. Next Game for Arizona State – September 28 v. Southern California (3-1, 0-1 PAC-12), 7:30 pm/ESPN2

Oregon State Beavers (3-1, 1-0 PAC-12) 34 @ San Diego State Aztecs (0-3) 30: In the first half this was a back and forth contest between the Beavers and Aztecs. San Diego State took a 10 point lead to the half and led 27-14 heading into the fourth. Oregon State outscored their opponent 20-3 in the final quarter and won for the third time in four outings this season. Sean Mannion was 38-of-55 for 367 yards and three touchdown passes. Brandon Cooks had a team high 14 catches which was good for 141 yards. Next Game for Oregon State – September 28 v. Colorado (2-0), Noon/PAC-12 Network

Utah Utes (3-1, 0-1 PAC-12) 20 @ BYU Cougars (1-2) 13: In the 2013 edition of the Holy War which will take a couple year hiatus both teams put up a lot of offense with not many points to show for it. Utah got out to a 13-0 before holding on to a seven point win in Provo. Travis Wilson led the Utes with 273 yards passing and two passing TD’s. Utah’s D got a big fourth quarter interception of BYU QB Taysom Hill and then held the Cougars on downs to preserve their fourth win in a row in the rivalry. Next Game for Utah – October 3 v. UCLA (3-0), 7 pm/FOX Sports 1

New Mexico State Aggies (0-4) 13 @ 13 UCLA Bruins (3-0) 59: After an emotional road win at Nebraska the Bruins returned home and honored Nick Pasquale by starting off the game with 10 players in the huddle before the 11th man came onto the field. UCLA’s offense flowed freely up and down the field as New Mexico State didn’t have an answer. The Bruins were 12-of-14 on third down in putting up 692 yards of offense led by Brett Hundley (280 yards passing three TDs/33 yards rushing) and Jordon James running for 164 yards with two touchdowns. Next Game for UCLA – October 3 @Utah (3-1, 0-1 PAC-12), 7 pm/FOX Sports 1

Idaho Vandals (0-4) 0 @ Washington State Cougars (3-1, 1-0 PAC-12) 42: In this border battle Washington State kept Idaho winless on the 2013 season as the Cougs won their third in a row. Wazzu defense held the Vandals to 253 yards of offense in the game. Connor Halliday threw for 346 yards with four TD’s but did throw a couple picks in the game. Gabe Marks caught 11 passes for 136 yards scoring twice. Next Game for Washington State – September 28 v. Stanford (3-0, 1-0 PAC) at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, 7 pm/ESPN

PAC-12 Standings after Week 4:

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

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

Oregon Ducks This Week:

Week 4: Associated Press Top 10 Remains the Same, Opponents Beat by Average 33.7 Points
 
Athlon Sports: Oregon’s Dana Altman Ranked 21st Among Top 50 Men’s Basketball Coaches For 2013-14
 
Oregon Vs Cal (Sept. 28th)Gametime Set For 7:30pm PT Kickoff On Pac 12 Network

 

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