EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Anthony Brown threw for 206 yards and three touchdowns, and the Oregon No.3 handed Arizona its 16th straight loss with a 41-19 victory on Saturday night. Oregon (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) extended their winning streak at Autzen Stadium to 15 games. The Ducks are the only undefeated team left in the Pac-12. Although they haven’t won this season, the Wildcats (0-4, 0-1) closed at 24-19 at the end of the third quarter on Drake Anderson’s 1-yard touchdown run.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) – Dorian Thompson-Robinson threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter and also ran for two short scores to help the UCLA No.24 spoil Stanford’s return home with a win from 35-24. The Cardinal had played his last seven away games. They managed to win six of those games, but came out flat against the Bruins. UCLA took a 14-0 lead and then, after letting Stanford fight to tie it, got a 75-yard pass from a Thompson-Robinson touchdown to Kyle Phillips in the next scrimmage game. The two sealed it with another late TD.
WITHOUT DATE (AP) – For about 45 minutes late Saturday afternoon, college football was overloaded. From Raleigh, North Carolina, to Waco, Texas, it was a time for several screens and reactions on social media. It was also a fun reminder that any random Saturday in the college football season can look like the early days of the NCAA basketball tournament. There was so much going on. The biggest development came at North Carolina State, where the Wolfpack handed Clemson their second loss of the season, putting the Tigers’ six-year straight college football playoff streak in serious jeopardy.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Chance Nolan threw four touchdown passes and Oregon State beat Southern California 45-27. Tyjon Lindsey tallied five receptions for 102 yards and two touchdowns, BJ Baylor ran for 158 yards and the Beavers ended a 24-game losing streak – dating back to 1960 – at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Kedon Slovis threw for 355 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions as the Trojans lost their second straight home game as double-digit favorites. It was the first home game for interim coach Donte Williams, who replaced Clay Helton two days after a 42-28 loss to Stanford on September 11.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) – Jayden Daniels threw for 236 yards and ran for two touchdowns, Rachaad White added rushing and touchdowns, and Arizona State beat Colorado 35-13 in the opener of the Pac-12 for both teams. Arizona State rebounded from last week’s loss to BYU that knocked the program out of the Top 25 AP. The Sun Devils never lagged behind, controlling the flow of play with constant attack and solid defense. Colorado edged in to 14-10 in the third period, but still struggled on offense, especially in the air.
SEATTLE (AP) – Sean McGrew scored his second touchdown of the game in first overtime, Washington’s defense forced Californian Damien Moore to fumble at the 1-yard line and the Huskies escaped with a 31- win. 24 on the Golden Bears. The opening of the Pac-12 conference ended after Washington linebacker Jackson Sirmon and defensive back Cameron Williams converged on Moore before he reached the goal line. Moore was hit hard, the ball freed, and Ryan Bowman leaped onto the loose ball, triggering a savage celebration that was briefly muted as the fumble was confirmed by a video replay. The 100th Clash between Schools was another crazy conclusion to a series that recently featured close games.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Linebacker Drake Jackson’s season got off to a slow start as he failed to register a sack in the first two games of what he said was his final season in Southern California before declaring himself for the NFL Draft. But a strip sack that was salvaged for a touchdown in the Trojans’ 45-14 win in Washington state could be what kicks off Jackson’s junior campaign. He will have the opportunity to build on that success when the Trojans host Oregon State on Saturday. Jackson is yet to become the dominant passer USC badly needed, with 8-1 / 2 sacks among his 19 tackles for losses in 20 career games.
WITHOUT DATE (AP) – Arkansas No.16 vs. No.7 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, and No.18 Wisconsin’s match with No.12 Notre Dame at Soldier Field in Chicago highlight the college football schedule on Saturday. The domestic stage provides an opportunity for the 16th-ranked Razorbacks to show they’re the real deal after being picked second-to-last in SEC West. Notre Dame quarterback Jack Coan will face his former teammates after being transferred from Wisconsin last year. Michigan State’s national race leader Kenneth Walker III entered the Heisman Trophy photo and will face Nebraska at home.
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