Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
ARIZONA: The Wildcats had a three-game winning streak put to an end on
Saturday as the dropped a 31-26 decision to No. 13 UCLA at Arizona Stadium.
Arizona has lost both of its contests with Top 25 teams this year and is now
6-3 overall. while having split its first six games against Pac-12 foes.
Ka'Deem Carey managed to record his 12th straight game of 100 yards as he
tallied 149 yards on 28 carries, with a touchdown. Carey became the second
all-time leading rusher for the Wildcats with 3,575 yards for his career. B.J.
Denker rushed for 82 yards as well but had just 186 yards on 20-of-33 passing.
Denker also threw for two touchdowns and was intercepted once. Nate Phillips
had a career-high in receptions (nine), yards (97) and touchdowns (two) as he
upped his team-best total of receiving touchdowns to six. Tra'Mayne Bondurant
recorded a team-high 10 tackles, with 3.5 coming for loss. Bondurant also had
one of four sacks for the Wildcats, who set a season-high. Arizona will host
Washington State next Saturday.
ARIZONA STATE: The Sun Devils roared back to claim a 20-19 win over the Utah
Utes on the road. Taylor Kelly scored on a two-yard touchdown run and threw a
14-yard touchdown pass to Richard Smith in the final quarter to help Arizona
State come back from a 19-7 deficit entering the final period. The win was the
fourth straight for the Sun Devils, who are 7-2 overall and holding a Pac-12
South Division best 5-1 record in league play. Though they finished with less
than 300 yards of total offense the Sun Devils still got 136 rushing yards
from Marion Grice, who has had 100 all-purpose yards in 11 straight games.
Grice, who leads the nation in total touchdowns, was kept out of the end zone
for the second straight time. Kelly completed 19-of-31 pass attempts for just
144 yards and the touchdown pass to Smith. Kelly also scored a pair of rushing
touchdowns, the third straight time he has done so. D.J. Foster was the
leading receiver with 44 yards on five receptions. Chris Young tied for a
game-high with 14 tackles. Arizona State will host Oregon State as its next
CALIFORNIA: It was yet another week of disappointment for California, which
was routed, 62-28, by USC at home. The Golden Bears have lost eight straight
games now, including all seven of their matchups against league foes. In all
California owns a miserable 1-9 record with the lone victory coming against
FCS foe Portland State. California did finish with 483 total yards, while
allowing 499. Jared Goff threw for 260 yards and three touchdowns on 34-of-49
passing and has now surpassed the 3,000-yard mark for the season. Khalfani
rushed for 61 yards and a score on 10 carries to lead the Golden Bears on the
ground. California had a season-high 190 rushing yards. There were 12
different receivers that brought in passes for the Golden Bears, led by Kenny
Lawler, who had six receptions for 54 yards and two touchdowns. Lawler has
recorded five touchdown receptions in the last two games. Bryce Treggs led the
team in receptions with eight for just 39 yards. Michael Barton had team-highs
in tackles (nine) and tackles for loss (2.0), while recording the team's only
sack. California will try once again to grab a win next week against Colorado.
COLORADO: The Buffaloes were completely dominated yet again as they dropped
their third straight decision with a 59-7 rout at the hands of the Washington
Huskies. Other than a 53-yard touchdown pass from Sefo Liufau to Paul
Richardson, the Buffaloes were completely ineffective on offense, finishing
with 299 total yards. The loss dropped the Buffaloes to 3-6 overall, while
keeping them winless in six tries against the rest of the Pac-12. Liufau threw
for 160 yards and the score on 12-of-22 passing but was also intercepted
twice. As usual Richardson was the offensive highlight for Colorado as he
brought in three passes for 77 yards and the touchdown. With 1,061 yards on
the season, Richardson is within 100 yards of the single-season receiving
yards record at Colorado. Christian Powell ran for 73 yards on 12 carries as
the leading rusher for Colorado, which had 128 yards on the ground as a team.
Addison Gillam recorded five tackles to set the all-time record for tackles by
a freshman (86). Next on the schedule for Colorado is a date against
OREGON: For the second straight season the Ducks had their BCS Title hopes
dealt a crippling blow against Stanford, as Oregon was defeated, 26-20, on the
road by the Cardinal. Oregon had a 10-game winning streak and a 19-game road
winning streak snapped in the loss. The Ducks are now 8-1 overall and 5-1 in
league play. Marcus Mariota's Heisman candidacy also took a hit as the
sophomore threw for just 250 yards on 20-of-34 passing. Mariota also threw for
a pair of touchdowns and extended his streak of attempts without an
interception to 327. Mariota has thrown at least once touchdown in each of his
22 career games. As a team, Oregon finished with a season-low 312 yards of
total offense, including just 62 on the ground. Byron Marshall was the leading
rusher with 46 yards on 11 carries as he was held under 100 yards for the
first time in Pac-12 action. Bralon Addison led seven receivers that made a
catch for the Ducks with five receptions for 66 yards. Brian Jackson had a
game-high 14 tackles, as five different Ducks had at least 10 stops. Oregon
will attempt to recover when it faces Utah next weekend.
OREGON STATE: The stumbling Beavers got a reprieve over the weekend as they
took a two-game slide into a bye week. Oregon State will attempt to stop that
stretch of losses on Saturday against Arizona State.
STANFORD: The Cardinal pulled off one of the most impressive wins of the
season as they shut down the No. 2 Oregon Ducks to claim a 26-20 victory at
Stanford Stadium. Stanford also broke up a perfect season for Oregon last
year. Stanford has won three straight since its lone loss of the season
against Utah and is now boasting an 8-1 overall record and a 6-1 mark in
league play. Stanford now has a stranglehold on the North Division, with a
half game lead over the Ducks for first place. Tyler Gaffney was the workhorse
for the Cardinal as he set a single-game record for the Cardinal with 45
rushing attempts. Gaffney picked up 157 yards and a touchdown. Kevin Hogan was
the starting quarterback for the Cardinal and is the first Stanford signal
caller to defeat Oregon in consecutive seasons since Chad Hutchinson in 1997.
Hogan only threw for 103 yards on 7-of-13 passing, but also rushed for 57
yards and a touchdown. The Cardinal had 274 yards rushing as a team. The
Cardinal limited the high-flying Ducks to a season-low of 312 total offensive
yards including just 62 on the ground. Shayne Skov led the way with nine
tackles, two for loss, and a pair of forced fumbles. Stanford travels to Los
Angels to face USC next.
UCLA: Brett Hundley accounted for three total touchdowns as the Bruins jumped
out early and held on for a 31-26 win on the road over Arizona. The win was
the second straight for the 13th-ranked Bruins, who are 7-2 overall and 4-2
against the rest of the Pac-12. Hundley threw for 227 yards and two scores on
18-of-25 passing and also added a touchdown to go with 56 yards rushing. Myles
Jack ripped off a 66-yard touchdown run and finished with a team-high 120
yards on six carries. Paul Perkins added 56 yards on a team-high 16 carries as
the Bruins were without leading rusher Jordon James, who has been hampered by
an ankle injury all year. Shaquelle Evans caught both of Hundley's touchdown
passes and finished with four receptions for 97 yards, all team-highs.
Including Evans, nine different players made at least one catch for UCLA. In
all the Bruins finished with 476 yards of total offense, while converting on
9-of-18 third down tries. Eric Kendricks had a game-high 13 tackles. In a
Friday night matchup this week, UCLA will host Washington.
USC: The Trojans put on special teams clinic in securing an easy 62-28 victory
over California. Nelson Agholor returned a pair of punts for touchdowns as the
Trojans finished with three punt returns. The third came on a 14-yard return
off a blocked punt and allowed the Trojans to tie the NCAA single-game record.
Agholor had returns of 75 and 93 yards and also added a team-high four
receptions, though for only 35 yards. Javorius Allen rushed for 135 yards and
two touchdowns on just six carries and also brought in a 57-yard touchdown
pass with his only reception of the game. Allen and Agholor were two of nine
players to record a reception. Cody Kessler was under center in the contest
and threw for 170 yards and two scores, the second of which went to Silas
Redd. In all the Trojans piled up 499 yards of total offense and nearly 10
yards per play. The win was the third straight for the Trojans and pushed them
to 4-1 since Ed Orgeron took over as head coach for the fired Lane Kiffin. USC
will really get a chance to prove itself next week when it hosts No. 5
UTAH: Despite holding a 19-7 lead heading into the final quarter, the Utes
were unable to pull off another upset at home as they fell, 20-19 to No. 21
Arizona State. With the loss the Utes have now dropped three straight games.
The losing streak has Utah at just 4-5 overall and at 1-4 in league play,
though the one victory came against No. 5 Stanford. The loss against Arizona
State was the first for Utah after leading at halftime since 2006. Utah had
just 247 yards of total offense, split almost down the middle between passing
(121 yards) and rushing (126). Travis Wilson threw for 121 yards and two
touchdowns, but completed just 6-of-21 pass attempts. He was intercepted twice
and sacked four times. Wilson was also the leading rusher for the Utes with 44
yards on 17 carries. Bubba Poole added 43 yards on 17 carries of his own. Dres
Anderson had four receptions for 100 yards and a score. Anderson has recorded
five 100-yard games this season. Sean Fitzgerald (two receptions, 21 yards,
TD) had the only other receptions for the Utes. Trevor Reilly had 1.5 sacks in
the game and now has 7.5 for the season, tied for third in the Pac-12. Utah
takes a trip to Eugene to face Oregon next.
WASHINGTON: Led by Keith Price and Bishop Sankey the Huskies were dominant
offensively en route to a 59-7 victory over Colorado. Washington finished with
628 yards of total offense, while scoring 28 points in the second half without
attempting a single pass. Washington has had more than 600 yards four times
this year after having six total all-time entering the season. Price threw for
312 yards and two touchdowns on 22-of-29 passing to lead the way in the first
half. Sankey posted 143 yards on 23 carries and also scored a touchdown while
adding 53 yards on four receptions. Sankey has rushed for 100 yards in seven
games this season and 11 of his last 14 contests. Four different players had
at least 50 yards receiving with Austin Seferian-Jenkins totaling 62 yards and
a touchdown to match a season-high. The Huskies also scored two touchdowns on
an 84-yard interception return from Tre Watson and a 53-yard fumble recovery
from Marcus Peters. It was the first time since 2002 that the Huskies have
scored two defensive touchdowns. Next up the Huskies will travel to Pasadena
to face No. 13 UCLA.
WASHINGTON STATE: After losing three straight games the Cougars were off this
past weekend. The schedule opens back up on Saturday as Washington State
travels to take on Arizona.
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