Around the Pac-12: What We Learned From Friday


Two Pac-12 teams were in action on Friday night in the first official weekend of College Football. Once again, #Pac12AfterDark prevailed. The Oregon State Beavers were one of the teams in action to pick up a win.

Weber State: 7 Oregon State: 26

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The Gary Andersen era got off to an impressive start in Corvallis tonight. For starters, the Beavers managed not to lose to another FCS school, which is a habit they’ve developed in recent years. The Beavers also have a true freshman quarterback to be excited about this season. Seth Collins was impressive in his collegiate debut, rushing for 152 yards and throwing for 92 yards with two touchdowns. Next week, Oregon State faces a bigger test when they travel to the Big House to take on Jim Harbaugh and his “Michigan Men.” As encouraging as the Weber State was victory was, how the Beavers handle this test will be the true indicator of how much improved this team is.

Washington: 13 Boise State: 16

Aw, you were so close, Washington! Anyway, Chris Petersen’s return to Boise was spoiled by the men in Blue, which means the Pac-12 is now 0-2 against the Mountain West this season. Splendid. The fact that Washington came one field goal away from sending the game into overtime is a moral victory as the Huskies were abysmal in the first half. Despite the awful first half, Jake Browning grew more comfortable as the game went on. It was the Huskies’ special teams and a defense that almost pulled off the 16-point upset. The Broncos didn’t score a single point the entire 2nd half. A few days ago I said Washington would be better than they were in 2014. After watching the Huskies inconsistent performance tonight, I would like to rescind those comments immediately. In fact, after tonight, another 8-6 season would be a massive success in my opinion for the Huskies.

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