ARIZONA: The Wildcats were no match for Stanford this weekend, as they were clobbered by the Cardinal, 42-17. The loss snapped Arizona's three-game winning streak and dropped the team to 4-2 in conference play. Nick Foles threw for 248 yards and a score on 28-of-48 passing and was picked off once for Arizona, which also saw its five-game road win streak come to an end. Juron Criner recorded nine receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown, while Keola Antolin carried the ball 16 times for 86 yards and a TD in defeat. Arizona will try to get back on the winning track when the Wildcats host USC this Saturday.
ARIZONA STATE: The Sun Devils lost a wild one against USC this past weekend. Arizona State fought back to take a lead over USC in the final frame, but a blocked extra point returned for two points, and a late field goal by the Trojans left ASU on the wrong end of a 34-33 final score. The Sun Devils, losers of two of their last three, were led by Steven Threet who converted 24- of-40 passes for 228 yards and three scores, but he was picked off two times and taken down for four sacks. It does not get any easier for the Sun Devils, who will now have to host Stanford this Saturday.
CALIFORNIA: The Golden Bears were victorious this past weekend, but it wasn't pretty, as the Golden Bears narrowly defeated Washington State, 20-13. Shane Vereen ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns, while Marvin Jones recorded four catches for 101 yards in the victory for California, which needs one more win to become bowl eligible. It will be tough to grab that victory this weekend with the top-ranked Oregon Ducks coming to town.
OREGON: The offensive hurricane that is Oregon, continued to move through the Pac-10 Conference, as the Ducks clobbered Washington, 53-16. It was the ninth straight game that Oregon won by double figures. LaMichael James ran for 121 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries, while Darron Thomas connected on 24- of-33 passes for 243 yards and one touchdown for the Ducks, who are off to the best start in school history. The 1933 squad won its first eight games before losing at USC. Thomas added a pair of scores on the ground for Oregon, which has won 15 consecutive games at Autzen Stadium. The Ducks will try to continue their march towards a national championship when they battle California on the road this weekend.
OREGON STATE: The Beavers let one slip away this weekend, as the team allowed a late touchdown in the third quarter to even the score at 14 apiece, then surrendered a 51-yard field goal as time expired in the contest, falling to UCLA, 17-14. The Beavers were paced by Ryan Katz who connected on 18-of-26 passes for 164 yards and a TD, while shaking off three sacks as the squad lost for the second time in the last three outings. Oregon State will look to return to the win column when the Beavers host the Washington State Cougars this Saturday.
STANFORD: Since losing to Oregon, the Cardinal have won four consecutive games, including a 42-17 decision over Arizona this past weekend, moving the team to seventh in the nation. Andrew Luck was extremely efficient, completing 23-of-32 passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns for Stanford, which is off to its best start in 40 years. Luck, who many view as one of the top NFL prospects in college football, was not intercepted and now has a 22-to-6 touchdown-to-interception ratio on the season. Chris Owusu was Luck's main target, hauling in nine passes for a career-high 165 yards and a touchdown. Stepfan Taylor had his streak of 100-yard rushing games end at five, but he still ran for 82 yards and four touchdowns on 19 carries.
UCLA: A 51-yard field goal by Kai Forbath as time expired won the game for the Bruins as they captured a 17-14 victory over the Oregon State Beavers at the Rose Bowl. The successful conversion by Forbath made up for a pair of misses earlier in the contest from 49 and 46 yards, the latter coming at the 1:17 mark of the fourth quarter. Richard Brehaut started at quarterback for the Bruins, hitting 13-of-19 passes for 127 yards and an interception as the team snapped a three-game slide. Brehaut carried the ball 18 times for 61 yards and a TD and Johnathan Franklin 23 times for 100 yards and a score as well. The Bruins are not in action this weekend, but will return to the field November 18th when they battle Washington on the road.
USC: The Trojans did not make it easy, but somehow coach Lane Kiffin's squad was able to come away with a slim, 34-33 decision over Arizona State. The Sun Devils took the lead late in the fourth, but a blocked extra point returned for two points, kept USC's hopes alive, and with just over three minutes remaining in regulation it was Joe Houston's 29-yard field goal that put the Trojans ahead for good. Matt Barkley converted 26-of-37 passes for 215 yards and three touchdowns for the Trojans as they won for the second time in the last three outings. However, Barkley made things tough on himself and the Trojans as he suffered two interceptions and was sacked four times. The Trojans will try to keep the good times rolling this weekend when they travel to Tucson to take on the Arizona Wildcats.
WASHINGTON: The Huskies were no match for Oregon this past weekend, as Washington was clobbered by the top-ranked Ducks, 53-16. Freshman quarterback Keith Price, starting in place of Jake Locker who was unavailable because of a broken rib, threw for 127 yards and a touchdown on 14-of-28 efficiency for the Huskies, who dropped their third straight game. Washington will not be in action this Saturday, but will return to the field November 18th to battle California.
WASHINGTON STATE: It has been a tough few seasons for the Cougars, who continue to taste defeat far more than victory. This past weekend, the Cougars fell to Cal, 20-13, marking the eighth straight setback for the team. Jeff Tuel completed only 9-of-25 passes for 92 yards for Washington State, which has lost 18 straight games against FBS competition. Washington State will try to snap its long losing skid this Saturday when the Cougars take on Oregon State on the road.