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 ARIZONA: The Wildcats had a week to dwell on their first loss of the season
 this weekend as they had a bye. Arizona will try to bounce back from that
 31-13 setback against Washington when it faces USC on Thursday night.
 ARIZONA STATE: The Sun Devils are coming off a difficult 37-34 loss on
 Saturday in a neutral site contest against Notre Dame. The difference came
 with 1:08 to play when, with the Sun Devils trailing 30-27, a Taylor Kelly
 interception was returned 14 yards for a touchdown to give the Irish a 37-27
 lead with just over a minute to play. The two teams were essentially even in
 both total yards (ASU 427, ND 424) and first downs (23 ND, 22 ASU). Kelly had
 two interceptions in the game and was sacked six times though he did throw for
 362 yards and three scores on 33-of-47 attempts. Marion Grice recorded 87
 yards of total offense (51 rushing, 36 receiving) and extended his streak of
 games with a touchdown to eight. Jaelen Strong caught eight passes for a game-
 high 136 yards and a score for his fourth straight 100-yard effort. D.J.
 Foster led the team with a career-high nine receptions, but for only 71 yards.
 Arizona State will return home to face Colorado next.
 CALIFORNIA: In a game that featured more than 1,000 yards combined through the
 air, California was set down, 44-22, by Washington State. The Golden Bears
 have lost three straight games, including each of their first two games
 against Pac-12 competition. Jared Goff threw for 489 of the Golden Bears's 506
 passing yards on 32-of-58 passing and also accounted for a pair of passing
 touchdowns. Chris Harper caught 13 passes for a career-high 216 yards and a
 touchdown as one of eight players to make a catch. Bryce Treggs brought in six
 passes for 70 yards while Richard Ridgers had 84 yards on just four catches.
 Brendan Bigelow had 41 of the team's 79 rushing yards. As a team, California
 had just a single field goal on thee trips into the red zone, while turning
 the ball over four times. Lucas King led the Golden Bears with nine tackles,
 including one of the squad's four stops for loss. California will visit UCLA
 next weekend.
 COLORADO: The Buffaloes had a 10-8 lead early in the first quarter but it
 wouldn't last as they were routed 57-16 at home against No. 2 Oregon. The
 setback was the 10th straight for Colorado in Pac-12 play, which is a program
 record. Colorado was lit up for 755 yards of total offense by the Ducks, the
 second most allowed in program history, while having 16 fewer first downs
 (31-15). Colorado had 374 yards of offense itself. Colorado also failed to
 convert on all 15 of its chances on third down, while scoring zero touchdowns
 in four trips to the red zone. Connor Wood completed just 11-of-33 pass
 attempts and was intercepted twice. Paul Richardson caught five passes for 134
 yards and also threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to D.D. Goodson. Christian
 Powell rushed for 78 yards on 20 carries as the Buffaloes averaged just 2.6
 yards per carry as opposed to the 5.6 average from Oregon. Chidera Uzo-Diribe
 finished with 3.0 tackles for loss while Addison Gillam had a game-high 15
 stops and the only sack for Colorado, which will visit Arizona State next.
 OREGON: Marcus Mariota accounted for seven total touchdowns to carry the No. 2
 Ducks to an easy 57-16 win over Colorado. The win came in the conference
 opener for the Ducks, who are now 5-0 overall. Oregon has scored 50 or more
 points in a school record five straight games. The seven touchdowns (five
 passing, two rushing) from Mariota set a program record for Oregon, which
 tallied 755 yards of total offense. Mariota completed 16-of-27 pass attempts
 for 355 yards and also rushed for 43 yards. Mariota has not thrown an
 interception in his last 202 attempts. Byron Marshall rushed for a career-high
 122 yards on 23 caries as the nation's top rushing unit racked up 349 yards on
 the ground. Bralon Addison (career-high 158 yards) and Josh Huff (103 yards)
 each had five receptions and a pair of touchdown catches. Oregon did not allow
 Colorado to convert on 15 third down chances. Terrance Mitchell finished with
 six tackles and a pair of interceptions to anchor the defense. The Ducks will
 play a second straight road contest against Washington next weekend.
 OREGON STATE: The Beavers didn't have a chance to extend their four-game
 winning streak as they were on a bye this past weekend. Next Saturday Oregon
 State will be back in action against Washington State.
 STANFORD: For just the third time since 1950, though the second time in the
 last three years, Stanford is 5-0 after pulling out a 31-28 victory over No.
 15 Washington in a Pac-12 fight at Stanford Stadium. The Cardinal has won 13
 straight games which is tied for the second longest streak in program history.
 Ty Montgomery returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown and also
 contributed a team-high three receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown. Kevin
 Hogan threw for just 105 yards on 12-of-20 passing, with one touchdown and one
 interception. Hogan also accounted for 37 yards rushing and a score, while
 Tyler Gaffney  had 72 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries. Stanford finished
 with more than 200 fewer yards than the Huskies (489-284), while having a
 large deficit in first downs (30-14) as well. Shayne Skov had a game-high 14
 tackles, including 1.5 sacks, while Trent Murphy had a pair of quarterback
 takedowns. Up next for the Cardinal is a trip to Salt Lake City to battle
 UCLA: The Bruins remained undefeated and also picked up their first win in
 league play as they finished off Utah, 34-27, on Thursday night. Brett Hundley
 threw for, rushed for, and also caught a touchdown in the contest. Hundley
 completed 17-of-27 of his own pass attempts for 211 yards and was also
 intercepted once, while finishing with 85 yards rushing. Paul Perkins was the
 lead ball-carrier on the day with 92 yards on 16 carries. Devin Fuller caught
 four passes for 32 yards and threw the touchdown pass to Hundley after he took
 a pitch from Jordan James on a trick play. Fuller was one of 10 players to
 record a catch. Jordan Payton was the leader with three receptions for 68
 yards and a score. UCLA  held Utah to a 2-of-13 success rate on third down,
 while recording three sacks and six interceptions. Eric Kendricks had a team-
 high 13 tackles and also collected one of the interceptions, while Anthony
 Barr had a pair of sacks. UCLA faces in-state foe California at home next
 USC: In the wake of the dismissal of head coach Lane Kiffin the Trojans were
 idle this past weekend. USC will have a chance to earn its first win under
 interim head coach Ed Orgeron and in Pac-12 play this season against Arizona
 on Thursday.
 UTAH: Despite having a lead after the first quarter, the Utes were unable to
 hold on for the final three frames as they fell, 34-27, to UCLA. With the loss
 the Utes dropped to 3-2 overall and 0-2 in conference play. Travis Wilson
 threw for 288 yards and two touchdowns but completed only 22-of-44 pass
 attempts and was intercepted six times. Those six interceptions were the most
 in the game by a Utah quarterback since 1976. Dres Anderson brought in six
 passes for 106 yards and a touchdown. Anderson has totaled 100 yards in four
 straight games. Anderson also brought in a 54-yard touchdown pass. Utah has
 eight plays of 50 or more this season which is tied for the second-most in the
 country. Utah converted on just 2-of-13 third down attempts and missed out on
 1-of-2 trips to the red zone. Jared Norris was one of three players to have
 double-digit tackles for Utah with a team-high 12 stops, including a pair of
 sacks. Utah will host Stanford next weekend before playing four of its final
 six games on the road.
 WASHINGTON: The Huskies hung with fifth-ranked Stanford but in the end fell
 short in a 31-28 decision at Stanford Stadium. Washington started slow,
 punting on its first five possessions and then had just a single score in its
 final four drives to drop its first game of the season. Keith Price threw for
 350 yards and two scores on 33-of-48 passing but also threw a costly
 interception in the fourth quarter while being sacked five times. Kevin Smith
 was the lead receiver in yards (98) on six receptions, while Jaydon Mickens
 had a team-high nine receptions for 59 yards. Both Mickens and Smith caught
 touchdown passes, while Kasen Williams had five grabs for 89 yards. Bishop
 Sankey, who entered play leading the nation in rushing, had 125 yards and two
 scores on 27 carries. Washington held Stanford to just 284 yards of total
 offense and a 4-of-14 effort on third down. Shaq Thompson had a team-high nine
 tackles for the Huskies, who have another top five opponent next week when
 they host No. 2 Oregon.
 WASHINGTON STATE: Connor Halliday threw for a career-high 521 yards to lead
 the Cougars to a 44-22 win over the California Golden Bears in a pass-heavy
 Pac-12 contest at Memorial Stadium. Washington State is now 4-2 overall and
 2-1 in league play. The two teams combined for a total of 1,027 passing yards
 in the contest. Halliday also set a career-mark with 41 completions on 67 pass
 attempts, while throwing three touchdown passes as well. Of the 12 different
 receivers to make a catch for Washington State, Marcus Mason led in yards
 (118) on four receptions, while Vince Mayle had 113 yards and two scores on
 four receptions of his own. Mason is the first running back since 2000 to have
 a 100-yard receiving game for the Cougars. Jeremiah Laufasa had just three
 yards rushing but did score his fifth rushing touchdown of the season. Deone
 Bucannon had a game-high 12 tackles and one interception. It was Bucannon's
 14th-career game with double-digit tackles. Next week Washington State returns
 home to host Oregon State.
 10/07 11:29:29 ET

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