How things can change in a week in college football especially in the PAC-12 who continue to cannibalize one another. Who would’ve thought that Stanford (9-2, 7-2 PAC-12) would get another chance so quickly to vault back into the conference title game against fellow surprise Arizona State (9-2, 7-1 PAC-12), who with a win this weekend will host that game.
Here’s the rest of what happened around the PAC-12 Conference this weekend and out recap.
Saturday, November 23 –
5 Oregon Ducks (9-2, 6-2 PAC-12) 16 @ Arizona Wildcats (7-4, 4-4) 41: Arizona must’ve looked at the Stanford-Oregon game tape pretty closely with how much they ran against the Ducks. 65 rushing attempts for 304 yards, 206 from Ka’Deem Carey on 48 carries and another 102 from B.J. Denker. Carey scored four times while Denker was 19-of-22 for 178 yards passing with two passing touchdowns. Credit also goes to the Wildcat defense that forced three Duck turnovers and held Oregon to 6-of-12 on third down. Marcus Mariota threw two interceptions but did have another 308 yards passing with two more TD’s through the air. Next Game for 13 Oregon – November 29 v. Oregon State (6-5, 4-4 PAC-12), 4 pm/FS1. Next Game for Arizona – November 30 @12 Arizona State (9-2, 7-1 PAC-12), 6:30 pm/PAC-12 Network
Utah Utes (4-7, 1-7 PAC-12) 37 @ Washington State (6-5, 4-4 PAC-12) 49: It’s been 10 years but the Washington State Cougars are bowl eligible. Wazzu torched Utah for 488 yards passing on 62 passes from Connor Halliday who threw four touchdowns. Dom Williams caught five passes for 154 yards with two touchdowns. 14 of the Cougars points came via interceptions that were returned for scores. Adam Schulz for Utah passed for 347 yards with three scores but the two INTs played a big role. Next Game for Utah – November 30 v. Colorado (4-7, 1-7 PAC-12), 11 am/PAC-12 Network. Next Game for Washington State – November 29 @Washington (7-4, 4-4 PAC-12), 12:30 pm/FOX
California Golden Bears (1-11, 0-9 PAC-12) 13 @ 9 Stanford Cardinal (9-2, 7-2 PAC-12) 63: By the time the “Game” was over the Cardinal claimed both the Ax and second straight PAC-North division title. Unlike most Stanford offensive game plans this one called for a heavy dose of passing against arch-rival Cal to the tune of 417 yards. Kevin Hogan threw five touchdowns and for 329 yards, connecting four times with Ty Montgomery who had 160 yards on five receptions. Tyler Gaffney narrowly missed another 100 yard game getting 95 with a score, Montgomery had a ground TD plus 31 yards. The Bears got a big receiving day from Richard Rogers who had 125 yards on five catches. Next Game for California – Season Completed. Next game for 8 Stanford – November 30 v. 25 Notre Dame (8-3), 4 pm/FOX
17 Arizona State Sun Devils (9-2, 7-1 PAC-12) 38 @ 14 UCLA Bruins (8-3, 5-3 PAC-12) 33: We tagged this as our game of the week and it delivered on that promise. ASU got their offense going early and often in the opening half taking a 35-13 lead to the locker room at the Rose Bowl. UCLA wasn’t done as they outscored the Sun Devils 20-3 in the second half before falling short in the end. The teams combined for 91 rushing attempts, 852 total yards of offense. Taylor Kelly was an efficient 20-of-27 passing for 225 yards and a score in addition ran 22 times for 99 yards reaching the end zone again. Marion Grice didn’t score a touchdown but did add 95 yards of his own. Brett Hundley had 253 yards passing but was sacked nine times by the Arizona State defense, Myles Jack had 86 yards on the ground and a score for the Bruins. Next Game for 12 Arizona State – November 30 v. Arizona (7-4, 4-4 PAC-12), 6:30 pm/PAC-12 Network. Next Game for 22 UCLA – November 30 @23 USC (9-3, 6-2 PAC-12), 5 pm/ABC
23 Southern California Trojans (9-3, 6-2 PAC-12) 47 @ Colorado Buffaloes (4-7, 1-7 PAC-12) 29: Southern California did what it needed to in defeating Colorado in Boulder. The Trojans improved to 10-8-1 in cold weather games in school history and kept winning for coach O. Javorius Allen carried the ball 21 times on the chilly night for 145 yards and three touchdowns. Cody Kessler had 184 yards of his own through the thin air with a pair of TDs. For the Buffs Paul Richardson caught eight passes for 88 yards with reaching the end zone once. Next Game for 23 USC – November 30 v. UCLA (8-3, 5-3 PAC-12), 5 pm/ABC. Next Game for Colorado – November 30 @Utah (4-7, 1-7 PAC-12), 11 am/PAC-12 Network
Washington Huskies (7-4, 4-4 PAC-12) 69 @ Oregon State Beavers (6-5, 4-4 PAC-12) 27: It was 48-0 before Oregon State cracked the scoreboard against Washington on senior night in Corvallis. The Huskies put up 692 yards of total offense with 530 of which coming on the ground three UDub players were over 100 yards. Bishop Sankey had 179 yards three TD’s, Deontae Cooper 166 yards two scores and Dwayne Washington 141 yards also scored twice. Playing without Keith Price hats off to Cyler Miles manage to keep Washington on schedule and didn’t turn the ball over. The Beavers on the other hand had four turnovers three coming off Sean Mannion INTs, Brandin Cooks had 117 receiving yards and a score. Next Game for Washington – November 29 v. Washington State (6-5, 4-4 PAC-12), 12:30 pm/FOX. Next Game Oregon State – November 29 @13 Oregon (9-2, 6-2 PAC-12), 4 pm/FS1
Rankings from the BCS Standings
PAC-12 Standings after Week 13:
North – Stanford (7-2, 9-2*#), Oregon (6-2, 9-2*), Washington (4-4, 7-4*), Oregon State (4-4, 6-5*), Washington State (4-4, 6-5*), California (0-9, 1-11^)
South – Arizona State (7-1, 9-2*#), USC (6-2, 9-3*, UCLA (5-3, 8-3*), Arizona (4-4, 6-5*), Utah (1-7, 4-7^), Colorado (1-7, 4-7^)
* = Bowl Eligible
# = Clinched Division
^ = Eliminated from Bowl Eligibility