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Pac-12 Post-Week 9 Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 days 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, 9 months 4 days 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, 9 months 1 week 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, 9 months 1 week 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, 9 months 1 week 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, 9 months 1 week 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, 9 months 1 week 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...

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. USC Trojans Game Preview and Prediction

By Stephen Schindler, 9 months 1 week ago
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and USC Trojans renew their rivalry amidst disappointing seasons for both programs. Both teams are 4-2, yet expectations were bigger for two teams full of talented players. They will face off on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend on NBC.The Trojans appeared rejuvenated last week under interim head coach Ed Orgeron, earning a 38-31 victory...

Pac-12 Week 8 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 9 months 2 weeks ago
Things are starting to fall into place out West. Washington was humbled the last two weeks but has no chance to rest. Stanford found out first-hand how deep the South Division might be, but also has to regroup quickly. And Sean Mannion continues his assault on the record books.Week 8 is a deep and intriguing weekend of action for the Pac-12. A rematch of last season's Pac-12 Championship...

7 Outrageous College Football Predictions: Week 8

By Braden Gall, 9 months 2 weeks ago
The beauty of sports, in particular college football, lies in their complete unpredictability and reality TV-like drama. And Week 7 was the first upset-filled Saturday of action as Stanford, Oklahoma and Michigan fell from the ranks of unbeatens despite being favored by a combined 26 points. Things are only getting cranked up on the college gridiron, however, as huge showdowns this weekend...