PAC-12 Football Weekend Recap (Week 6)

Good weekend of football starting with an exciting Thursday night game in Salt Lake City and concluding Saturday in Palo Alto. Three of the five games were decided by a touchdown or less which added to the excitement. This weekend Washington will host ESPN’s College Gameday when they host archrival Oregon at Husky Stadium.

Stanford wide receiver Ty Montgomery returned a kick and caught a touchdown in the Cardinal 31-28 victory over Washington at Stanford Stadium. Photo Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday, October 3 –

12 UCLA Bruins (4-0, 1-0 PAC-12) 34 @ Utah Utes (3-2, 0-2 PAC-12) 27: This was a back-and-forth game Thursday night in Salt Lake City. The Bruins led 21-17 at the half and held off the Utes in the second half including stopping a late game tying drive by Utah. Brett Hundley was 17-of-27 for 211 yards with a touchdown pass and interception, he also rushed 20 times for 85 yards with a score. UCLA intercepted Utah QB Travis Wilson six times in the victory. Next Game for UCLA – October 12 v. California (1-4, 0-2 PAC-12), 7:30 pm/ESPN2. Next Game for Utah – October 12 v. 5 Stanford (5-0, 3-0 PAC-12), 3 pm/PAC-12 Network

Saturday, October 5 –

Washington State Cougars (4-2, 2-1 PAC-12) 44 @ California Golden Bears (1-4, 0-2 PAC-12) 22: Washington State led by six at half but outscored Cal 23-7 in the second half as the Cougars have won consecutive conference road games. The Cougs forced the Bears into five turnovers which helped second the fourth win of the season for Wazzu. Connor Halliday threw 67 passes for 521 with three TD’s in the 20 point win. Marcus Mason had 118 yards receiving on four catches with a  score, Vince Mayle also went over 100 yards on four catches with 113 yards scoring twice. Next Game for Washington State – October 12 v. Oregon State (4-1, 2-0 PAC-12), 7:30 pm/ESPNU. Next Game for California – October 12 @12 UCLA (4-0, 1-0 PAC-12), 7:30 pm/ESPN2

2 Oregon Ducks (5-0, 2-0 PAC-12) 57 @ Colorado Buffaloes (2-2, 0-2 PAC-12) 16: The first quarter was back and forth when the dust settled Oregon led 29-10. The Ducks didn’t slow up outscoring the Buffaloes 28-6 the rest of the game. One stat to note in this contest was third down, Oregon was 9-of-18 while Colorado was 0-for-15. The Ducks racked up 755 yards of offense Marcus Mariota had 355 yards passing, five TD’s with two more rushing. Byron Marshall had 122 of his own on the ground, Ayele Forde ran for 82 yards of his own. Next Game for Oregon – October 12 @16 Washington (4-1, 1-1 PAC-12), 1 pm/FS1. Next Game for Colorado – October 12 @Arizona State (3-2, 1-1 PAC-12), 7 pm/PAC-12 Network

22 Arizona State Sun Devils (3-2, 1-1 PAC-12) 34 v. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-2) 37 game played in Arlington, Texas at AT&T Stadium: ASU went up 6-0 on two Zane Gonzalez field goals and trailed 14-13 to the Irish after one quarter. The third quarter might’ve been the telling number with ND outscoring the Devils 10-0 before Arizona State scored 21 in the fourth. ASU outgained Notre Dame 427-424 in the game but trailing by three late Taylor Kelly threw a pick six. The Sun Devils scored with 11 seconds left but couldn’t get the onside kick. . Next Game for Arizona State – October 12 v. Colorado (2-2, 0-2 PAC-12), 7 pm/PAC-12 Network

15 Washington Huskies (4-1, 1-1 PAC-12) 28 @ 5 Stanford Cardinal (5-0, 3-0 PAC-12) 31: The marquee PAC-12 game of the week didn’t disappoint between two top 20 teams. Washington’s defense held the Cardinal to 279 yards of offense while putting up 489 on Stanford. Ty Montgomery started the game off with a 99 yard kickoff return for the Cardinal and then caught a 39 yard pass from Kevin Hogan as the home team led 17-7 after one. Bishop Sankey who ran for 125 yards with two scores had TDs in the first and second quarter. Trailing by three late Keith Price looked like he completed a pass on fourth down but after replay the catch was overturned as Stanford ran out the clock. Next Game for Washington – October 12 v. 2 Oregon (5-0, 2-0 PAC-12), 1 pm/FS1. Next Game for Stanford – October 12 @Utah (3-2, 0-2 PAC-12), 3 pm/PAC-12 Network

PAC-12 Standings after Week 6:

North – Stanford (3-0, 5-0), Oregon (2-0, 5-0), Oregon State (2-0, 4-1), Washington State (2-1, 4-2), Washington (1-1, 4-1), California (0-2, 1-4)

South – UCLA (1-0, 4-0), Arizona State (0-1, 3-2), Arizona (0-1, 3-1), USC (0-2, 3-2), Utah (0-2, 3-2), Colorado (0-2, 2-2)

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Topics: Oregon Ducks, Pac-12 Conference, Pac-12 Conference Football, Stanford Cardinal, Ty Montgomery, UCLA Bruins, Washington Huskies

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