Pac 12

Oregon WR Darren Carrington Makes Tricky Catch Against Colorado on Deflection

The deflection was no problem for Carrington.
Oregon WR Darren Carrington Makes Catch Against Colorado on Crazy Deflection

Oregon cruised to an easy win over Colorado in what could be the final home game for quarterback Marcus Mariota.

The Ducks didn’t need much help to beat the overmatched Buffaloes, but receiver Darren Carrington made one of the catches of the year in the Pac-12 with this reception off a deflection.

Check out Carrington’s reception:

 

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USC Trojans vs. UCLA Bruins Game Preview and Prediction

Will the Trojans stay alive in the Pac-12 South?
USC Trojans vs. UCLA Bruins Game Preview and Prediction 2014

The annual battle for bragging rights in Los Angeles resumes on Saturday night when USC visits the Rose Bowl to take on UCLA. In addition to the intra-city rivalry, positioning within the Pac-12 South is up for grabs. Both teams still have South Division title hopes and are part of a four-team group at the top of the division with two losses.

 

Betting Against the Spread: College Football Week 13 Picks

Each week, Braden Gall offers his top picks of the week.
Betting Against the Spread: College Football 2014 Week 13 Picks

I was 3-4 with top picks and 3-3 in trendy picks last week and it has dropped me below .500 for the first time all season. And I’m not sure where to go this weekend to make up for it.

 

You’ll notice one of two themes this weekend in college football. A) Huge point spreads in top 25 mismatches and B) Impossibly difficult to predict rivalry games with heavy title implications. This might be a good week to sit on the bench.

 

So I'm going to try the underdogs...

 

Meet Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright: From Barely Recruited to one of the Nation's Best

Wright has gone from ignored by colleges to potential All-American
Meet Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright: From Barely Recruited to one of the Nation's Best

One of the few places Scooby Wright will find his given name is on his high school diploma.

 

So ingrained is the nickname Scooby that when he was announced at his graduation ceremony at Cardinal Newman in Santa Rosa, Calif., many of his friends were taken aback to see him rise when “Phillip Wright III” was called to receive his diploma.

 

“And these were friends from fourth or fifth grade,” Wright told Athlon Sports.

 

Pac-12 Week 13 Preview and Predictions

Athlon Sports previews Week 13 of the Pac-12 season.
Pac-12 2014 Week 12 Preview and Predictions

The Week 13 slate across the country is pretty sad, but the Pac-12 Conference is here to save college football.

 

Four of the six Pac-12 games feature point spreads that are less than a touchdown and the other two feature teams that need to hold serve at home to keep their respective Pac-12 championship game hopes alive.

 

Expert Poll: Week 12 Heisman Trophy Voting

Melvin Gordon's 408-yard performance vaulted him into second place.
Expert Poll: Week 12 Heisman Trophy Voting

Athlon Sports has formed a Heisman Trophy committee. Each week, we will ask 13 members of the national college football media to rank their top candidates for the Heisman Trophy.

 

Each voter will rank their top five candidates, with each first-place vote getting five points and each last-place vote getting one point.

 

The Panel:

 

Outrageous College Football Predictions: Week 13

Outlandish and outrageous things to watch for in college football this weekend.
Outrageous College Football Predictions: 2014 Week 12

The original reality TV show is sports. No contrived setting where seven strangers living in a house or one bachelor searching for love can match the excitement the Iron Bowl delivered last fall.

 

The beauty of college football lies in its complete unpredictability and drama. Here are some outrageous predictions for Week 13.

 

Note: The point of this column is to have some fun and make some outlandish predictions. Please react accordingly.

 

College Football's Post-Week 12 Bowl Projections

Athlon projects the postseason after Week 12.
College Football's Post-Week 12 Bowl Projections 2014

College football’s 2014 season has reached its final stretch run, and the bowl and national title picture is starting to clear. The playoff committee will release its fourth set of rankings on Tuesday this week, which should give fans, coaches and players a better idea of what the committee values heading into the last few weeks of the season.

 

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 12 in the Pac-12

Here are the Pac-12 stats to know from Week 12.
10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 12 in the Pac-12

Athlon Sports brings the most intriguing, important, historic and bizarre stats from around the weekend of Pac-12 football action:

 

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