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Arizona State vs. Utah Football Prediction and Preview

By John Coon, 5 days 3 hours ago
Who will reign supreme in the Pac-12 South this season? Utah and Arizona State can go a long way to answering that question when these two Top 25 teams clash in Salt Lake City on Saturday.   The No. 13 Utes (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12) have won two straight in dominant fashion. Utah crushed Oregon State 52-7 while allowing the Beavers to only gain 3.4 yards per play. Moving the ball came easy for...

Oregon vs. Washington Football Prediction and Preview

By Kyle Kensing, 5 days 4 hours ago
Arguably the most acrimonious rivalry in the West now has the added dimension of shaping the Pac-12 Conference championship race.   Border rivals Oregon and Washington meet for the 112th time ever on Saturday at Husky Stadium, and despite a distinguished history of hatred, it's a surprisingly rare instance of both being in the hunt for a conference crown. The Ducks embark on Saturday...

Oregon State vs. California Football Prediction and Preview

By Scott Whittum, 5 days 5 hours ago
"Sense of Urgency" will be the theme of the day in Berkeley on Saturday as Pac-12 North Division rivals Oregon State and California battle it out at California Memorial Stadium.   Oregon State (2-4, 1-2 Pac-12) couldn't get anything going last Saturday against Utah as the Beavers were overwhelmed by the Utes 52-7 at Reser Stadium. The game was lost at the line of...

Washington State Football: Cougars Midseason Review and Second Half Preview

By Kyle Kensing, 6 days 8 hours ago
The 2018 season marked a four-year culmination for Washington State football. Beginning in 2015, the Cougars broke through under head coach Mike Leach with the right blend of explosive, pass-heavy offense and opportunistic defense to emerge as Pac-12 North contenders.   Washington State was in the hunt each year from 2015 through '18, and though the Cougars never won the conference,...

Hostility, and Now Title Implications, Shape the Oregon-Washington Football Rivalry

By Kyle Kensing, 6 days 8 hours ago
One of the first questions asked of Chris Petersen at his University of Washington introductory press conference: How will you beat Oregon?   "Do we have to start that already?" responded Petersen in his signature tone, so dry that distinguishing where the joke ends and the genuine sentiment can be difficult.   In Seattle, beating the Ducks is no laughing matter. This was...

Utah Football: Utes Midseason Review and Second Half Preview

By John Coon, 6 days 9 hours ago
Midway through the season, No. 13 Utah is looking as strong as advertised on both sides of the ball.   The Utes (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12) are one of six FBS teams to rank in the Top 25 nationally in both total offense (25th) and total defense (10th). This is the fourth time in six seasons they have won five or more games in their first six contests. Utah has the look of a championship squad. Only...

UCLA vs. Stanford Football Prediction and Preview

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 1 hour ago
Since going on a three-game losing streak — the longest skid of David Shaw's tenure as head coach — Stanford's come on with a pair of Pac-12 wins. The Cardinal's last time out was an upset defeat of Washington, which threw the floundering team right back into the mix for the Pac-12 North.   This week, it's Stanford's opponent that is aiming to end a couple...

College Football 2019 Midseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 7 hours ago
With half of the 2019 college football season completed, it’s time to hand out some hardware in the form of midseason All-America selections. This list is likely to look drastically different by December, but the players honored and mentioned below have performed at a high level through the first seven weeks of 2019.   LSU quarterback Joe Burrow leads the way for the first-team...

Oregon Football: Ducks Midseason Review and Second Half Preview

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 8 hours ago
Earlier this decade, Oregon became the flag bearer for the Pac-10/12 Conference when it introduced a hyper-charged spin on the hurry-up and spread-option offenses. The 2010s are drawing to close, and the Ducks are back as pace-setters in the Pac — only now, they're doing it with defense.   Oregon is midway through a season that opened with lofty expectations in the hunt for its...

USC Football: Trojans Midseason Review and Second Half Preview

By Josh Webb, 1 week 9 hours ago
In what's already been a bumpy ride, the USC Trojans are 3-3 as they reach the halfway point of the 2019 college football season. Their last game was a 30-27 loss at Notre Dame in a hard-fought contest where the Trojans’ efforts finally seemed to click.   USC played largely penalty-free football and averaged 7.3 yards per passing attempt. The Trojans had 171 rushing yards, zero...
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