This week was quite interesting in the Pac-12. There were blowouts aplenty — for better for worse — and they were matched by back-and-forth #Pac12AfterDark matchups.
No. 13 Notre Dame 49, No. 11 USC 14
The Fighting Irish proved to the nation as a real playoff contender with the win over the Trojans. Quarterback Brandon Wimbush threw for two touchdowns and ran for another two scores in the blowout 35 point victory. Notre Dame's largest margin over victory against a ranked opponent since beating No. 9 Boston College by 47 points in 1992.
No. 15 Washington State 28, Colorado 0
In a cold, rainy night game Luke Falk ripped the Buffaloes with three touchdown passes including a 50-yard strike to ‘Tay’ Martin. Colorado was shutout for second time since joining the Pac-12 and the first time since Nov. 3, 2012 vs. Stanford (48-0).
UCLA 31, Oregon 14
The Ducks’ slide in conference play moves to three in a row after a road loss to the Bruins. A tied game at halftime with 14 ended with no points in the second half for Oregon. UCLA’s Josh Rosen threw for 266 yards and two touchdowns.
Arizona 45, California 44 (2OT)
Khalil Tate should be taken seriously. For a third straight week, the dual threat quarterback took off for a 70+ yard touchdown run. He finished with 303 total yards and accounted for three touchdowns to hold off Cal in double overtime.
Arizona State 30, Utah 10
Another week and another Sun Devils win. A week after upsetting Washington, they ran all over the Utes with 345 yards of total offense. Demario Richard and Kalen Ballage combined for 168 yards in Arizona State’s victory.