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Pac-12 Week 10 Recap and Awards

By Braden Gall, 10 months 2 weeks ago
It was an odd weekend out West as Stanford, Oregon, Washington and Utah were all off. Certainly, all eyes in the Pac-12 — and the nation — will be on Palo Alto on Thursday evening when the Ducks visit Stanford.But just because the best two teams didn't play, didn't mean that things went according to plan. USC pulled a critical upset over Oregon State to...

Top College Football Player Matchups to Watch in Week 10

By Braden Gall, 10 months 3 weeks ago
Each week, Athlon Sports will highlight some of the best one-on-one matchups to watch in college football. Here are the most important games within the game to watch this weekend:Duke Johnson, RB vs. Telvin Smith, LB (Miami vs. Florida St.)The only chance Miami has to win is to use the power running game to keep the ball away from Jameis Winston. Johnson and backfield mate Dallas Crawford have...

Pac-12 Week 10 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 10 months 3 weeks ago
All things have fallen into place for the powers that be in the Pac-12. Oregon and Stanford have reached the “rematch” — but that won’t take place until next Thursday. Both the Ducks and Cardinal, as well as Utah and Washington, will be on bye this weekend with extra time to prepare for whatever may await in Week 11.With those four quality teams not playing this weekend,...

Pac-12 Post-Week 9 Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 3 weeks ago
Stanford and Oregon are the Pac-12’s only options for a team in the national championship game, and with both programs avoiding an upset loss in Week 9, the stage is set for a huge showdown on Nov. 7.The Ducks were tied with UCLA at halftime but used a strong second half from running back Byron Marshall to pull away from the Bruins. Even with a struggling offense, Stanford was able to keep...

Pac-12 Week 9 Recap and Awards

By Braden Gall, 10 months 3 weeks ago
Stanford and Oregon handled their business in impressive fashion against Oregon State and UCLA, respectively. The Ducks blew past UCLA with a high-powered offense and better-than-advertised defense while the Cardinal used a typically physical defensive approach to outlast and ground the Beavers normally explosive offensive approach.The two wins set up one of the most important matchups of the...

USC LB Lamar Dawson, RB Justin Davis Out for Season

By Stephen Schindler, 10 months 4 weeks ago
Ed Orgeron announced two season-ending injuries on Wednesday. Freshman tailback Justin Davis is out for the rest of the season after undergoing ankle surgery, while linebacker Lamar Dawson is out after suffering a severe knee injury in Tuesday's practice. Dawson has registered 1.5 sacks this year and ranks fourth on the team with 35 tackles. Davis leads the Trojans in rushing touchdowns with...

Pac-12 Week 9 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 10 months 4 weeks ago
The coaching, level of athlete, commitment from athletic departments and, frankly, Larry Scott, have turned the Pac-12 into must-see TV every weekend and Week 9 is no different. In fact, the two most important games in college football will likely take place in the Pac-12. And the North Division to be exact.Arizona State and Washington State are on bye this weekend.Week 9 Previews and...

Amazing Pac-12 College Football Stats from Week 8

By Corby Yarbrough, 11 months 19 hours ago
True college football fans like to examine and dissect statistics, whether it's a quarterback's completion percentage or a team's winning record on the road. We, however, love stats. With that in mind, we scoured the Pac-12 to put together some of the strangest, most amazing, and just plain cool numbers from around the conference in Week 8.1: Connor Halliday moved to No. 1 atop a...

Pac-12 Post-Week 8 Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 day ago
The favorites held serve in the Pac-12 for Week 8.Washington State gave Oregon a battle for a half, but the Ducks simply had too much firepower on offense for the Cougars. Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday set a FBS record for pass attempts, but the Cougars were unable to run the ball and committed five turnovers.Stanford got back into the win column with a solid 24-10 win over UCLA....

Pac-12 Week 8 Recap and Awards

By Braden Gall, 11 months 2 days ago
Stanford lost in an un-Stanford-like performance against Utah two weeks ago, but the Cardinal returned to form Saturday against UCLA. Stanford may have trouble getting back into the national title race, but David Shaw's team went back to relying on a stellar defense and power run game in defeating the upstart Bruins.The Cardinal are outliers in the league, though, as we saw late in the...