Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 picks

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 picks

Ken Cross

October 17 USC’s Sam Darnold has had problems with interceptions, but he finds ways to win. When the chips were down and the Trojans were trailing talented Utah, 21-7, at halftime, he led USC on drives of 83, 88 and 93 FULL STORY

First & 20: Pac-12 hurting itself

First & 20: Pac-12 hurting itself

Anthony Gimino

October 16 Every league is a slave to television and its capricious kickoff times and the need for broadcast windows outside of those on Saturday. We get that. That's the new normal. But the Pac-12 -- twice this season -- has put one of its best teams in peril by scheduling FULL STORY

No. 23 Stanford crushes Oregon 49-7

No. 23 Stanford crushes Oregon 49-7

Sports Xchange

October 15 Bryce Love rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns in a little more than one half and quarterback Keller Chryst had a strong game as No. 23 Stanford pounded Oregon 49-7 on Saturday night FULL STORY

Week Seven Lowe Down: Auburn, Texas get big wins

Week Seven Lowe Down: Auburn, Texas get big wins

Matt Lowe

October 14 Sure, Clemson and Alabama currently look like the top two teams, but after a trip to Syracuse Friday night, the Tigers play Georgia Tech, NC State (in Raleigh) and Florida State in consecutive weeks, so they will be tested. FULL STORY

Defensive lines set stage for No. 13 USC and Utah

Defensive lines set stage for No. 13 USC and Utah

Sports Xchange

October 10 The No. 13 Trojans (5-1, 3-1) and Utes (4-1, 1-1) can put up points, evident in scoring averages of 35.5 and 32 points per game, respectively. However, each owes its success in the season's first half to defenses with similar traits. FULL STORY

Conferences in the Crosshairs: The U, Dawgs stay hot

Conferences in the Crosshairs: The U, Dawgs stay hot

Ken Cross

October 10 Watching Malik Rosier drive Miami 75 yards in nine plays and then hit Darrell Langham on a 23-yard game-winning touchdown pass with six seconds remaining woke up the memories of the greatness of “The U.” FULL STORY

Oregon State, Andersen agree to part ways

Oregon State, Andersen agree to part ways

Sports Xchange

October 09 Head coach Gary Andersen and Oregon State have mutually agreed to part ways, effective immediately, the school announced on Monday. FULL STORY

First & 20: Lone Star State rises again

First & 20: Lone Star State rises again

Anthony Gimino

October 08 Well, ahem, TCU already upset the Cowboys in Stillwater, and the Sooners broke a wagon wheel with Saturday's home loss to 30-point underdog Iowa State. FULL STORY

Washington State beats Oregon to stay unbeaten

Washington State beats Oregon to stay unbeaten

Sports Xchange

October 08 In a game featuring high-powered offenses, it was the Cougars' defense that was the determining factor. Facing Oregon's third-string quarterback in true freshman Braxton Burmeister, the Cougars didn't allow the Ducks to score after the first quarter en route to a 33-10 Washington State FULL STORY

Week Six Lowe Down: Miami snaps streak, TCU struts

Week Six Lowe Down: Miami snaps streak, TCU struts

Matt Lowe

October 06 Georgia’s running game and defense are a big reason why the Bulldogs look like a legit SEC title contender. But don’t sleep on what true freshman quarterback Jake Fromm has brought to Kirby Smart’s team. FULL STORY

Pac-12 STANDINGS

North Division
TEAM
W-L
PF
PA
Washington State
6-1
241
148
Washington
6-1
265
74
Stanford
5-2
267
154
California
4-3
183
182
Oregon
4-3
265
212
Oregon State
1-6
149
306
South Division
TEAM
W-L
PF
PA
USC
6-1
241
166
Utah
4-2
187
120
Colorado
4-3
206
169
Arizona
4-2
257
161
Arizona State
3-3
176
189
UCLA
3-3
237
243
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