#18 Stanford (4-1) outscored Arizona (3-3), 54-48, in an overtime shootout. Cardinal runningback Stepfan Taylor capped a 142-yard, two touchdown night with a 22-yard game-winning touchdown run in overtime after the Stanford defense intercepted Wildcat QB Matt Scott. Scott had 491 yards passing and three touchdowns, while Stanford’s Josh Nunes had his best game to date with 360 yards and two scores passing on top of three rushing touchdowns.
#14 Oregon State (4-0) had trouble with upset-minded Washington State (2-4), but toughed out the 19-6 victory. The Beavers were led by nine catches, 95 yards and a touchdown from receiver Marcus Wheaton as QB Sean Mannion struggled with three interceptions. Washington State’s Connor Halliday threw three interceptions of his own before being replaced by Jeff Tuel.
Cal (2-4) knocked of #25 UCLA (4-2), 43-17. Bear QB Zach Maynard shook off some rough performances in past games and starred with 295 yards and five total touchdowns. Meanwhile UCLA’s Brett Hundley tossed four interceptions in a game that saw nine turnovers between the two teams.
#2 Oregon (6-0) thrashed #24 Washington (3-2), 52-21. Marcus Marriota threw four touchdowns, Kenjon Barner rushed for 122 yards, and the Duck defense once again involved themselves in the scoring blitz with a pick-six.
Poll Position: The Pac-12 features two top-ten teams in both polls, though those polls disagree on the teams. Oregon maintained their place while Oregon State moved up in the AP Poll and USC gained ground in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Washington and UCLA both dropped out of the AP.
- AP: #2 Oregon, #10 Oregon State, #11 USC, #17 Stanford
- USA Today: #2 Oregon, #9 USC, #14 Oregon State, #17 Stanford
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