ARIZONA: The Wildcats were not in action this past Saturday, but coach Mike Stoops' squad will put their 4-0 ledger on the line this upcoming weekend when they host Oregon State.
ARIZONA STATE: Since opening the year with two straight wins, the Sun Devils have dropped their last three matchups, including a 31-28 setback to Oregon State this past Saturday. Arizona State was playing from behind for most of the game, but the Sun Devils managed to close the gap in the second half, but quarterback Steven Threet had his issues throughout the contest as he converted 14-of-29 for 203 yards and a touchdown. However, Threet was also sacked six times and saw three of his pass attempts picked off. Deantre Lewis gained 104 yards and scored once on 20 carries.
CALIFORNIA: The Golden Bears opened their season with two easy victories over UC Davis and Colorado, but followed those wins with two straight losses, going into their bye week with a 2-2 ledger. Cal will return to the field this upcoming weekend when the Golden Bears host UCLA.
OREGON: In the battle of two top 10 schools and more importantly a pivotal matchup in Pac-10 play, the Ducks overpowered the Cardinal, 52-31. Darron Thomas passed for 238 yards and three touchdowns while running for 117 yards and another score. LaMichael James ran for a career-high 257 yards and three touchdowns for Oregon, which allowed 31 points in the first half and looked to be in trouble. But the Ducks entered the game having allowed just seven second-half points all season, and continued that trend by shutting out Stanford over the final two quarters. Thomas completed 20-of-29 passes and was intercepted twice, while James carried the ball 31 times and punctuated the victory with a 76-yard touchdown run. Oregon will take its offensive show on the road this upcoming weekend when the Ducks head to Pullman to take on the Washington State Cougars.
OREGON STATE: The Beavers held off a late charge by Arizona State this past Saturday to open league action with a 31-28 victory. Jacquizz Rodgers ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. Rodgers carried the ball 24 times for the Beavers as they won for the second time in the last three outings. Ryan Katz hit on 19-of-29 passes for 260 yards and two more touchdowns for OSU in the home victory. The Beavers will now head to Tucson to take on the undefeated Arizona Wildcats this weekend.
STANFORD: The Cardinal took a 21-3 lead into the second quarter and closed out the first half with a 31-24 edge. However, the second half did not go as well, as coach Jim Harbaugh's squad was outscored 28-0, en route to a 21-point setback. Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck threw for 341 yards and two touchdowns on 29-of-46 passing. He was also picked off twice for the Cardinal, who were trying for their first 5-0 start since 1951. Stepfan Taylor ran for 113 yards and a score in the loss. Stanford will try to bounce back this upcoming weekend when they host USC.
UCLA: The Bruins opened their season with two straight losses, but have rebounded with three consecutive wins, including a 42-28 victory over Washington State this past weekend. Derrick Coleman ran for 185 yards and three touchdowns in the victory. Coleman carried the ball 15 times for the Bruins as the team registered a hefty 437 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. Johnathan Franklin also had a strong day coming out of the backfield as he tallied a game-high 216 yards and scored once on 30 attempts. Richard Brehaut converted 12-of-23 passes for 128 yards.
USC: For the second consecutive season the Washington Huskies used a last second field goal to slip past the Trojans. It was a back and forth battle, but the Huskies scored nine points in the final frame to defeat the Trojans by one-point. Allen Bradford ran for a career-high 223 yards on 21 totes and two touchdowns, and Marc Tyler added 60 yards and two TDs on 14 tries for the Trojans, who had a 16-game night-time home win streak snapped. Matt Barkley had a quiet showing, as the signal caller threw for 186 yards on 14-of-20 passing. The Trojans will try to rebound this weekend when they head to Stanford to take on the Cardinal.
WASHINGTON: Erik Folk drilled a 32-yard field goal on the final play of the game to lift Washington to a 32-31 win over then 18th-ranked USC on Saturday. It was the second consecutive season that the Huskies needed a late field goal to upend the Trojans. Jake Locker connected on 24-of-40 throws for 310 yards and one touchdown and carried 12 times for 110 yards for the Huskies, who beat the Trojans in Los Angeles for the first time since November 2, 1996. Chris Polk ran for 92 yards on 13 carries and a score and Jermaine Kearse made six catches for 92 yards as the visitors won on the road for the first time since a 2007 victory at Stanford. Washington will try to win its second straight game when the Huskies host Arizona State this upcoming weekend.
WASHINGTON STATE: The Cougars suffered their third straight loss this past weekend with a 42-28 setback to UCLA. The Cougars were paced by Jeff Tuel who converted 20-of-37 passes for 311 yards and two touchdowns, but he was also sacked five times which resulted in the team posting a mere 73 net rushing yards. James Montgomery accounted for 45 yards and two TDs on 12 rushing attempts in the team's third straight setback. It does not get any easier for the Cougars, who will have to host third-ranked Oregon this weekend.