The USC Trojans jump started this weekend's Pac-12 football schedule with a 30-9 throttling of the California Golden Bears. Cal was just by five turnovers, including three Zach Maynard interceptions. The 5-1 Trojans prepare for Notre Dame on Oct. 22.
Saturday night's action includes a contest between two top 25 teams, but we'll need to wait for the end of the day for that one. Here's what we're looking at this weekend:
Utah Utes (2-3) vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (3-3), 10:00 a.m. MT, ESPNU: The Utes take a break from Pac-12 play to head east for a game with Pitt. Their season just got that much tougher with quarterback Jordan Wynn out for the season. Jon Hays needs to step up.
Colorado Buffaloes (1-5) vs. Washington Huskies (4-1), 1:30 p.m. MT, ROOT Sports: Colorado head coach Jon Embree has had enough of losing, but losing hasn't had enough of him yet. A trip to Washington won't make things any easier for the Buffs. Huskies quarterback Keith Price will face a secondary that still needs time to come together. Stick with our StoryStream for more on this game.
BYU Cougars (4-2) vs. Oregon St. Beavers (1-4), 2:00 p.m. MT: The Beavers finally picked up their first win of the season by defeating the Arizona Wildcats last Saturday, but Arizona had issues with turnovers. The Beavers will need to be at their best to beat the Cougars, who nearly took Texas to the edge earlier in the season.
No. 7 Stanford Cardinal (5-0) vs. Washington St. Cougars (3-2), 5:30 p.m. MT, Versus: The Andrew Luck train continues to roll this season, and In Pullman the Cardinal faces a team with an identity crisis at quarterback. Marshall Lobbestael has thrown the ball for the Cougars since entering in the first game of the season. But Jeff Tuel is back from an injured shoulder and ready to play. But no one knows who will start.
No. 18 Arizona St. Sun Devils (5-1) vs. No. 9 Oregon Ducks (4-1), 8:15 p.m. MT: The Sun Devils look to stay atop the Pac-12 South standings while the Ducks want to keep pace with Stanford in the North. Oregon already has one loss (non-conference game to LSU). Will Ducks running back LaMichael James play?
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