The two newest additions to the Pac-12, Colorado and Utah, faltered in their attempts to pick up their first conference wins. USC's Matt Barkley set a new school record in the Trojans' victory over Arizona. Let's take a look around the league:
USC Trojans (4-1) def. Arizona Wildcats (1-4), 48-41: What a shootout. USC quarterback Matt Barkley set a school record with his 468 passing yards. He was 32-of-39 for 468 yards and four touchdowns. Receiver Robert Woods had 14 receptions for 255 yards and two touchdowns. Arizona's Nick Foles was equally as impressive, throwing for 425 yards and four touchdowns.
Washington St. Cougars (3-1) def. Colorado Buffaloes (1-4), 31-27: This was a meltdown for the Buffs in the last minutes of the final quarter. Rodney Stewart moved the Buffs' lead to 10 points, 27-17, with a touchdown, but the Cougars brought it to within three. The Buffs then failed to convert on third down and the Cougars scored again. Tyler Hansen connected with Paul Richardson on the next drive, but Richardson fumbled and turned the ball over, effectively ending the game. Visit our StoryStream for more.
Washington Huskies (4-1) def. Utah Utes (2-2), 31-14: The Utes were denied their first win in Pac-12 play for a second time. Washington quarterback Keith Price threw three touchdowns passes and running back Chris Polk had 29 carries for 189 yards.
Arizona St. Sun Devils (4-1) defeated Oregon St. Beavers (0-4), 35-20: Arizona State used a 21-point second quarter to erase a 13-point deficit. Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion did what he could to keep the Beavers in this game by completing an insane 40 out of 66 passes for 341 yards but he had four interceptions and the Beavers on the night had five turnovers.
Stanford Cardinal (4-0) def. UCLA Bruins (2-3), 45-19: Stanford's Andrew Luck added a one-handed catch to his highlight reel in their dominant win over UCLA. Luck had another stellar game going 23-for-27 with 227 yards and three touchdowns. Stepfan Taylor assisted in the win by rushing for 112 yards and two touchdowns.
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