Oregon (8-0) beat Colorado (1-7). By a lot. Kenjon Barner, Marcus Mariota, and Bryan Bennett were all involved in the scoring blitz that ended 70-14, while De’Anthony Thomas’ electric 76-yard punt return will be on highlight reels for the rest of the season.
UCLA (6-2) kicked a field goal as time expired to knock off Arizona State (5-3), 45-43. Both Brett Hundley of the Bruins and Taylor Kelly of the Sun Devils each threw for four touchdowns and one interception. Jonathan Franklin’s 124 yards and two touchdowns put UCLA over the top.
Stanford (6-2) survived a late comeback attempt from Washington State (2.6) in a 24-17 victory. Josh Nunes was ineffective with 136 yards, most of which came on one 70-yard touchdown pass. Stepfan Taylor was also held to just 58 on 21 carries. However, Jeff Tuel’s 401 yards passing and two touchdowns weren’t enough to overcome the fourth quarter interception that Stanford’s Ed Reynolds returned for a touchdown.
Utah (3-5) battered Cal (3-6), 49-27. John White led the Utes’ rushing attack with 105 yards and two touchdowns, while Kelvin York and QB Travis Wilson added rushing touchdowns of their own. Cal quarterback Zach Maynard finished with 288 yards, one interception and two late touchdowns that made the game look closer than it was.
Oregon State (6-1) suffered their first loss of the season, falling 20-17 to Washington (4-4). Sean Mannion’s return from injury was marred by four interceptions, until he was replaced by back up Cody Vaz, who threw a threw a touchdown to tie the game midway through the fourth quarter. However, Keith Price led his team down the field and Travis Coons kicked a 29-yard field goal to win the game with under two minutes remaining.
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