Pac-12 football: No. 11 Washington routs No. 20; No. 8 Irish past No. 7 Cardinal; No. 19 Oregon beats No. 24 California
Jake Browning completed 23 of 25 passes for 277 yards and one touchdown, and No. 11 Washington was thoroughly dominant on both sides in a 35-7 rout of No. 20 BYU on Saturday night.
Washington (4-1) watched Browning play with the poise and accuracy expected of a fourth-year starting quarterback and saw its defense suffocate the Cougars (3-2).
The Huskies were on the verge of their first shutout of a ranked opponent since 1990 until a muffed punt led to Lopini Katoa 1-yard TD run with 41 seconds left against Washington’s backups. The Huskies last shutout of a ranked team came against Southern California nearly 30 years ago.
at No. 8 Notre Dame 38, No. 7 Stanford 17: Ian Book threw for four touchdowns and No. 8 Notre Dame’s defense stifled Stanford to end a three-game losing streak to the Cardinal with a 38-17 victory Saturday night.
Starting his second straight game, Book completed 24 of 33 passes for 278 yards, including an 8-yard TD to Miles Boykin. Boykin had career highs in receptions (11) and yardage (144).
Boykin’s touchdown gave the Irish (5-0) a 31-17 lead over the Cardinal (4-1) with 8:16 remaining. After Notre Dame’s Te’von Coney intercepted Stanford quarterback K.J. Costello, Book threw a 35-yard scoring pass to Alize Mack 14 seconds later to seal the victory.
No. 19 Oregon 42, at No. 24 California 24: Justin Herbert threw two touchdown passes and La’Mar Winston Jr. returned a fumble for a touchdown to help No. 19 Oregon bounce back from a crushing loss a week ago by beating No. 24 California 42-24 on Saturday night.
Travis Dye ran for 115 yards and a touchdown and C.J. Vardell ran for 106 yards as the Ducks (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12) got a big road win against the Golden Bears (3-1, 0-1) after losing all four conference games away from home a year ago.
A week after blowing a 17-point, second-half lead in a 38-31 overtime loss to Stanford, the Ducks broke out to a 35-10 lead early in the third quarter. Cal responded with a TD run by Patrick Laird and had chances to cut further into the deficit after Dye lost a fumble.
at Washington State 28, Utah 24: Gardner Minshew threw an 89-yard touchdown pass to Easop Winston Jr. late in the fourth quarter to lift Washington State to a 28-24 victory over Utah on Saturday.
Washington State (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12) shredded the nation’s No. 1 defense for 454 total yards and won its 10th straight home game.
Utah (2-2, 0-2) was coming off a bye week. The Utes defense came in allowing just 12.3 points and 204 yards per game.
Minshew completed 31 of 56 passes for three touchdowns and one interception.
Winston caught four passes for 115 yards.
at Arizona State 52, Oregon State 24: Eno Benjamin rushed for a school record 312 yards on 30 carries and scored four touchdowns as Arizona State beat Oregon State 52-24 on Saturday night, giving coach Herm Edwards his first Pac-12 victory.
Benjamin, a sophomore from Wylie, Texas, scored on runs of 44, 47 and 10 yards and caught an 8-yard touchdown pass.
Freshman Jermar Jefferson gained 254 yards on 31 attempts and scored twice for Oregon State (1-4, 0-2), becoming the third Beaver in school history to top 200 yards in a game twice in a season.
USC 24, at Arizona 20
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