Pac-12 Articles

Josh Rosen
A sluggish start, a torrid comeback and a disappointing near-miss conclusion — UCLA's Week 1, overtime loss at Texas A&M had a little of everything, save a Bruins' win.   "We've tried to develop a culture and a...
Kyle Kensing
2 months ago
Donnel Pumphrey
California enjoyed a more successful debut to the 2016 season than most Pac-12 teams did. Now back in their home state, the Bears will get a much more serious test than what Hawaii offered.   San Diego State will put the nation's second-...
John Coon
2 months ago
Royce Freeman
Oregon and Virginia each opened the 2016 season against FCS opponents, though produced very different results. The Ducks weathered a slow, early start to blowout UC Davis, while Virginia struggled to handle Colonial Athletic Association front-...
Kyle Kensing
2 months ago
Both Washington State and Boise State began the season last weekend with their eyes on some formidable prizes. Boise State took care of business in dominating fashion on the road against Louisiana-Lafayette, showcasing some of the offensive talent...
J.P. Scott
2 months ago
Patrick Mahomes
Arizona State and Texas Tech scored a combined 113 points, and won by a cumulative 83 in Week 1 routs of FCS opponents. Neither contest really leaves too much to glean, making their Week 2 meeting in Tempe the first substantive glimpse at...
Kyle Kensing
2 months ago
Jamaal Williams
One dominant quarter is all Utah needed to retain the upper hand against BYU in the Holy War last December. The Utes extended their winning streak to five games, beating the Cougars 35-28 in the Las Vegas Bowl after forcing five first quarter...
John Coon
2 months ago
Desmond King
After the best opening week ever in college football and some of the most anticipated position battles of the season, week 2 pumps the brakes a little when it comes to the product on the field. The non-conference slate is a little bare when it...
Bryan Fischer
2 months ago
Pure entertainment and off-the-charts intensity is what you can expect when BYU and Utah face off on a football field. The Holy War has grown into one of the nation's fiercest rivalries because of a series of memorable plays and dramatic...
John Coon
3 months ago
Joshua Dobbs
College football’s Week 2 slate doesn’t have the marquee matchups that covered the schedule in Week 1, but there are several intriguing games to watch this Saturday. The Week 2 action kicks off on Friday night with two games, as...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Jacob Eason
Quarterback play is always under the spotlight for all 128 college football teams. Some programs – Clemson (Deshaun Watson) and Ohio State (J.T. Barrett) – entered 2016 with no uncertainty under center. However, there was no shortage of...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Tom Herman
Week 1 of the 2016 college football season was billed as the best ever and, while there were some disappointing aspects of the schedule, it ended up delivering considering the number of quality games, close calls and historic upsets that occurred...
Bryan Fischer
3 months ago
After the first week of college football’s 2016 season, we are stuck asking the same question we ask at some point every fall:   Why are college kickers so bad?   We’ve grown so accustomed to college football’s...
Jim Weber
3 months ago
Nick Chubb
College football’s Week 1 slate for 2016 was billed as the best opening weekend in the history of the sport. Needless to say, the games didn’t disappoint. Florida State-Ole Miss, Texas-Notre Dame, North Carolina-Georgia and Auburn-...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Taysom Hill
BYU and Arizona kick off their 2016 seasons in a late-night showdown Saturday at University of Phoenix Stadium (home of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals) in Glendale, Ariz. This will mark the first game for BYU head coach Kalani Sitake, who is...
Mitch Harper
3 months ago
Cooper Kupp
No one needs to remind Washington State of the perils of playing a good FCS team. The Cougars learned it firsthand after suffering a 24-17 loss to Portland State in their season opener a year ago. Vikings quarterback Alex Kuresa killed Washington...
John Coon
3 months ago
Calvin Ridley
In terms of brand or name value and recognition for a Week 1 non-conference matchup, it doesn’t get much better than USC and Alabama. These two programs have a wealth of success on the stat sheet, claiming a combined 27 national championships...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Josh Rosen
College football’s Week 1 slate is filled with compelling matchups, and while UCLA-Texas A&M might not have the same pregame hype as Alabama-USC or Houston-Oklahoma, there’s a lot of intrigue surrounding this game. This matchup is...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Jake Browning
Sporting its best preseason ranking in 15 years and garnering legitimate Pac-12 championship talk, the Washington Huskies embark on a highly anticipated 2016 campaign Saturday against visiting Rutgers.   Rutgers treks to the West Coast for...
Kyle Kensing
3 months ago
Christian McCaffrey
The college football season has finally kicked off and the first full opening weekend schedule is loaded with some impressive matchups from coast to coast. While the games on Saturday will draw the lion’s share of attention, and Thursday is...
Bryan Fischer
3 months ago
Sefo Liufau
Last season’s 27-24 overtime victory pushed Colorado’s all-time edge to 63-22-2 against rival Colorado State in the Rocky Mountain Showdown. However, the series has become quite competitive in recent years, as the teams have split the...
Nicholas Ian Allen
3 months ago
Marcus Cox
Ladies and gentlemen — we have arrived at our destination.   After that long annual layoff, the college football season is finally upon us. The 2016 season is as wide open as any in recent memory, and it all kicks off with a weekend...
J.P. Scott
3 months ago
Kyle Whittingham
Some things never change at Utah. The Utes enter a new season with a tough and experienced defense and an offense filled with question marks. Utah is optimistic those question marks turn into favorable answers in this week's season opener...
John Coon
3 months ago
Mitch Leidner
Oregon State hit rock bottom in head coach Gary Andersen's debut season. The Beavers ranked 11th or 12th in the Pac-12 in several offensive and defensive categories and struggled to keep games close. They finished without a single win over a...
John Coon
3 months ago
Baker Mayfield
The first full weekend of the 2016 college football season starts on Thursday night with a handful of games and continues into Labor Day with a huge showdown between Florida State and Ole Miss in Orlando. Thursday night’s action is headlined...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Alabama and USC seem to be inextricably linked in the college football world. The most arguably hated head coach in USC history is currently Alabama’s offensive coordinator, Lane Kiffin. The Trojans and Crimson Tide shared the national...
Aaron Tallent
3 months ago

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