Pac-12 roundup: No. 9 Stanford overcomes slow start; No. 10 Washington shuts down Utah; No. 23 ASU falls
K.J. Costello overcame a rough start to throw two touchdown passes to JJ Arcega-Whiteside and No. 9 Stanford beat FCS-level UC Davis 30-10 on Saturday.
Costello threw interceptions on two of the first three drives of the game for the Cardinal (3-0) before settling in a bit against the overmatched Aggies (2-1).
The game kicked off at the unusually early time of 11:01 a.m. local time in front of a sparse crowd at Stanford Stadium. The Cardinal even played without star running Bryce Love, who got the week off to heal some minor ailments.
No. 10 Washington 21, at Utah 7: Myles Gaskin ran for 143 yards on 30 carries and added a touchdown, and Washington’s defense forced three turnovers as the No. 10 Huskies beat Utah 21-7 on Saturday night.
Jake Browning threw for 155 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. Aaron Fuller led the way with 108 yards on six catches. Washington (2-1, 1-0 Pac-12) beat the Utes for a third straight season, and holds an 11-1 lead in the all-time series.
Zack Moss rushed for 67 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. Tyler Huntley threw for just 138 yards with one interception and added 40 yards on the ground.
Utah (2-1, 0-1 Pac-12) lost its conference opener for the first time since 2014. The Utes fell to 0-4 all-time against ranked Washington teams after generating 261 total yards.
at San Diego State 28, No. 23 Arizona State: Junior Ryan Agnew threw his first career touchdown pass to cap an impressive drive to tie the game just before halftime, Juwan Washington rushed for 138 yards and one score and San Diego State’s defense came up huge as the Aztecs survived a crazy ending to upset No. 23 Arizona State 28-21 on Saturday night.
The Aztecs (2-1) beat the Sun Devils (2-1) for the second straight year. This one spoiled the homecoming of new ASU coach Herm Edwards, who played his final college season with the Aztecs in 1976 and then graduated from SDSU with a degree in criminal justice.
at No. 20 Oregon 35, San Jose State 22: Justin Herbert threw for 309 yards and three touchdowns and No. 20 Oregon beat San Jose State 35-22 on Saturday in the Ducks’ final nonconference tuneup before opening the Pac-12 season with Stanford next week.
Freshman Cyrus Habibi-Likio scored on both of his carries and Johnny Johnson III caught a pair of touchdown passes to help Oregon win its 23rd straight nonconference game at Autzen Stadium.
The Ducks previously defeated Bowling Green and Portland State, moving up three spots in the rankings this week. They were 41-point favorites against San Jose State, but the Spartans showed surprising tenacity.
at California 45, Idaho State 23: Chase Garbers completed 20 of 25 passes for 224 yards and three touchdowns in his second game as Cal’s starting quarterback, and the Golden Bears overcame a sluggish start and beat FCS-level Idaho State 45-23 on Saturday.
Marcel Dancy ran for 80 yards and scored his first career TD, while Jordan Duncan had a pair of touchdown catches as the Bears (3-0) rolled in their final game before a Pac-12 opener next week.
at Colorado 45, New Hampshire 14: Travon McMillian rushed for 162 yards and two scores and Colorado beat New Hampshire 45-14 on Saturday.
Steven Montez was 14 of 19 for 166 yards passing and another score to help the Buffaloes (3-0) win their home opener. The Buffaloes have won their first three games for the second straight season.
at Nevada 37, Oregon State 35: Jordan Choukair missed a 33-yard field goal as time expired and Nevada held off a furious Oregon State comeback to win 37-35 on Saturday night.
Nevada (2-1) led 30-7 lead with 10:16 left in the second quarter after Asauni Rufus forced Conor Blount to fumble the ball, and Malik Reed picked it up and ran 48 yards for a touchdown.
After the defensive touchdown, Oregon State (1-2) replaced Blount at quarterback with Jake Luton, who left the season opener two weeks ago with a concussion against No. 4 Ohio State.
Oregon State outscored Nevada 28-7 the rest of the way.
at Washington State 59, Eastern Washington 24: Gardner Minshew threw for 470 yards, James Williams ran for three touchdowns, and Washington State beat Eastern Washington 59-24 on Saturday night to avenge a 2016 loss to its FCS neighbor.
Tay Martin caught 13 passes for 149 yards for Washington State (3-0), which piled up 565 yards of offense.
Gage Gubrud threw three touchdown passes but was intercepted three times for Eastern Washington (2-1), which upset the Cougars 45-42 in Pullman in 2016.
at Arizona 62, Southern Utah 31: Khalil Tate passed for a career-best 349 yards and five touchdowns, then sat out most of the fourth quarter and Arizona gave Kevin Sumlin his first victory as Wildcats coach with a 62-31 rout of Southern Utah on Saturday night.
Tate needed just 13 completions, in 20 attempts, to amass his big numbers. His five touchdowns, which matched a career best, covered 17, 11, 2, 65 and 75 yards.
Arizona (1-2) scored 31 consecutive points after Southern Utah (0-3), an FCS school coming off a 45-28 loss at Oregon State, tied it at 17-17 late in the second quarter.
Texas 37, No. 22 USC 14
Fresno State 38, UCLA 14
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