Pac-12 Football Recap – Week Nine


On a day which Oregon dropped 70 on Colorado you’d think there be more to celebrate but other factors occurred. The Ducks schedule took some hits with Southern Cal losing at Arizona and Oregon State falling in Seattle to Washington.

In a double edged sword game UCLA winning at Arizona State could help Oregon if they make the conference title game. Stanford surviving in Palo Alto against Washington State helps but Cal getting throttled in Salt Lake City against Utah won’t.

UCLA kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn gets mobbed after hitting the game winning field goal at Arizona State. Bruins won 45-43 against the Sun Devils.

Saturday, October 27
Colorado (1-7, 1-4) 14 @ 4 Oregon (8-0, 5-0) 70 – There isn’t much to write home about in a game that Chip Kelly could’ve dropped a hundy bomb if he wanted to. Final comment is the total yards Oregon 617 Colorado 245.

UCLA (6-2, 4-2) 45 @ Arizona State (5-3, 3-2) – Arizona State prior to this game controlled its own Pac South destiny. In the end their control evaporated just like the early 14-0 lead in the Tempe sun, ASU and UCLA had a teeter totter affair all game. The Bruins trailing 43-42 with over a minute left got into field goal range with Ka’imi Fairbairn hitting the winner with no time remaining to get the road win.

9 Southern California (6-2, 4-2) 36 @ Arizona (5-3, 2-3) 39 – Arizona stormed ahead 10-0 in the first quarter before Southern Cal scored 28 of the next 31 points building a 28-13 advantage. Matt Scott then got going leading the ‘Cats to 26 unanswered points putting ‘Zona up 39-28. Trailing by three Matt Barkley and USC had a Hail Mary attempt wasn’t answered to end the game.

Washington State (2-6, 0-5) 17 @ 17 Stanford (6-2, 4-1) 24 – Stanford struggled to put Washington State away despite leading most of the game. The Cardinal defense had ten sacks in the contest despite the Cougars outgaining the home team 385-256 in yards. Stepfan Taylor was held to 58 yards on 21 carries while Jeff Tuel had a 401 yard passing day for the Cougs.

California (3-6, 2-4) 27 @ Utah (3-5, 1-4) 49 – The Utes lead 42-13 heading into the fourth quarter says much of how this game went for Jeff Tedford and company. Utah feasted off three turnovers from Cal and controlled this game after falling behind 3-0 in the first quarter.

7 Oregon State (6-1, 4-1) 17 @ Washington (4-4, 2-3) 20 – Let the Sean Mannion/Cody Vaz talk begin for Mike Riley this week. Case in point Mannion threw four picks while Vaz nearly saved the unbeaten season for the Beavers. Washington built a 10-0 first half lead due to the gifts they received, Oregon State went to the fourth tied at ten but UDub’s Travis Coons 30 yard field goal with 1:20 left gave the Huskies their second home win against a top 10 team.

* = Rankings reflect BCS

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