This Week In Pac-10 Football
Nov. 7, 2004
THE SCHEDULE: The regular season is nearing the end of the line and much is still to be decided. The Pac-10 has a full slate of five Conference games with ARIZONA at USC (FSN), WASHINGTON STATE at ARIZONA STATE, CALIFORNIA at WASHINGTON, UCLA at OREGON and OREGON STATE at STANFORD. Here is a look at the schedule for Sat., Nov. 13 (note: ranking is the AP [media] poll first, followed by the ESPN/USA Today [coaches] poll):
Ranking Game Site Time/TV Series/Last Year5/6 California (8-1) Husky Stadium (72,500) 12:30 PT UW leads 45-34-4--/-- Washington (1-8) Seattle, WA California 54-7
--/-- UCLA (5-4) Autzen Stadium (54,000) 12:30 PT UCLA leads 37-21t33/37 Oregon (5-4) Eugene, OR ABC Oregon 31-13
--/-- Oregon State (4-5) Stanford Stadium (85,500) 2:00 PT Stanford leads 46-21-3--/-- Stanford (4-5) Stanford, CA Oregon State 43-3
--/-- Washington State (4-5) Sun Devil Stadium (71,706) 5:00 MT ASU leads 16-12-220/20 Arizona State (7-2) Tempe, AZ TBS Washington State 34-19
--/-- Arizona (2-7) Los Angeles Coliseum (92,000) 7:15 PT USC leads 21-61/1 USC (9-0) Los Angeles, CA FSN USC 45-0
Arizona 23, Washington 13
California 28, Oregon 27
Washington State 31, UCLA 29
Arizona State 34, Stanford 31
USC 28, Oregon State 20
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PAC-10 COACHES MEDIA TELECONFERENCES: Pac-10 head football coaches will be available on a media teleconference every Tuesday during the football season. The calls will be conducted every Tuesday through Nov. 16. Each coach is scheduled to be on the line for 10 minutes with the calls starting at 10:00 a.m. PT/11:00 a.m. MT. In addition, a taped replay will be available at 3:00 PT/4:00 MT following the call and will be available until the next call. Media members may call the Conference office or any Pac-10 SID office to receive the media only number for both the live teleconference or the taped replay. Following is the schedule for the coaches' teleconferences:
Tuesday (PT/MT) Call Schedule 10:00 a.m./11:00 a.m. Mike Bellotti - Oregon 10:10 a.m./11:10 a.m. Mike Stoops - Arizona 10:20 a.m./11:20 a.m. Mike Riley - Oregon State 10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m. Karl Dorrell - UCLA 10:40 a.m./11:40 a.m. Pete Carroll - USC 10:50 a.m./11:50 a.m. Buddy Teevens - Stanford 11:00 a.m./12:00 noon Dirk Koetter - Arizona State 11:10 a.m./12:10 p.m. Bill Doba - Washington State 11:20 a.m./12:20 p.m. Jeff Tedford - California 11:30 a.m./12:30 p.m. Keith Gilbertson - Washington
PAC-10 SATELLITE FEED: The Pac-10 provides a weekly satellite feed featuring interviews with the head coaches and selected players regarding upcoming games, plus highlight footage. The 30-minute feed airs every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. PT/12:00 noon MT (2:00 ET) through Dec. 1. Coordinates for the feed are IA5/14 (formerly Telstar 5/14 c-band). Trouble numbers: Master Control 310-543-1835 or 805-231-3229 or pager 888-451-5861, or Michelle Zumalt at the Pac-10 at 925-932-4411.
Dates: Wednesdays, Sep. 8 through Dec. 1 Time: 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. PT/MT (2:00 ET) Coordinates: IA5/14 (formerly Telstar 5/14 c-band)
UPCOMING PAC-10 TV COVERAGE:
Date/Time Game TV
Sat., Nov. 1312:30 PT/1:30 MT UCLA at Oregon ABC (regional)4:00 PT/5:00 MT Washington State at Arizona State TBS (national)7:15 PT/8:15 MT Arizona at USC FSN (national
Sat., Nov. 2012:30 PT/1:30 MT Stanford at California FSN (national)4:00 PT/5:00 MT Oregon at Oregon State FSN (national)5:00 PT/6:00 MT Washington at Washington State ABC (regional)
Fri., Nov. 2612:00 PT/1:00 MT Arizona State at Arizona FSN (national)
Sat., Nov. 275:00 PT/6:00 MT Notre Dame at USC ABC (national)
XM SATELLITE RADIO COVERAGE: XM Satellite Radio is the official satellite radio partner of the Pac-10 Conference. XM Satellite Radio will carry numerous Pac-10 football games to listeners across the country as part of its basic channel lineup. Following is the schedule for the next two weeks.
Date/Time Game ChannelSat., Nov. 1312:30 PT/1:30 MT California at Washington Pac-10 Channel 18412:30 PT/1:30 MT UCLA at Oregon Pac-10 Channel 1832:00 PT/3:00 MT Oregon State at Stanford Pac-10 Channel 1854:00 PT/5:00 MT Washington St. at Arizona St. Pac-10 Channel 1837:15 PT/8:15 MT Arizona at USC Pac-10 Channel 184
Sat., Nov. 2012:30 PT/1:30 MT Stanford at California Pac-10 Channel 1834:00 PT/5:00 MT Oregon at Oregon State Pac-10 Channel 1845:00 PT/6:00 MT Washington at Washington St. Pac-10 Channel 185
Fri., Nov. 2612:00 PT/1:00 MT Arizona State at Arizona Pac-10 Channel 183
PAC-10 IN THE POLLS: Two Pac-10 teams--USC and California--in the Top 10 in the polls, with the Trojans maintaining their top ranking. California is in the top 10 and Arizona State in the top 20 in both polls and Oregon receives votes for a total of four Conference teams getting poll mention. Following are the rankings of Pac-10 teams in the AP (media), ESPN/USA Today (coaches) polls and the BCS rankings:
USA/ Team AP ESPN USC (9-0) 1 1 California (7-1) 5 6 Arizona State (7-2) 20 20 Oregon (5-4) t33 37
Longest overall winning streak - 18 games - USC
Longest Conference-game winning streak - 13 games - USC
Longest home winning streak - 19 games - USC
Longest road winning streak - 8 games - USC
SERIES NOTES FOR THE GAMES OF SAT., NOV. 13:
OREGON STATE (4-5) at STANFORD (4-5) - 2:00 PT - The Series: Stanford and Oregon State have met 70 times dating to 1919 with the Cardinal leading the series 46-21-3. Oregon State has won the last three and four of the last five. In 35 games at Palo Alto, Stanford leads 24-9-2, but OSU has won two of the last three. . . . Last Year: Oregon State and Stanford met on a drizzly day late in the season at Corvallis with the Beavers winning 43-3. It marked OSU's highest score and widest margin of victory in the series. The stats were just as lopsided as the score. OSU outdistanced Stanford in first downs (29-8), rushing yards (222-minus-12), passing yards (441-145) and total offense (663-133). The Beavers' 663 yards total offense was the third-highest single-game total in school history. OSU QB Derek Anderson passed for 383 yards and four TDs. His primary receiver was SE Mike Hass, who had a monster day with eight receptions for 225 yards (28.1), including TD receptions for 52 and 53 yards. His receiving yardage was the second-highest in Beaver history.
CALIFORNA 7-1() at WASHINGTON (1-8) - 12:30 PT - The Series: Washington and California have met 83 times dating to 1904 with the Huskies leading the series 45-34-4. Cal has won the last two games which snapped a 19-game UW win streak that had stretched back to 1977. In 40 games played at Seattle, Washington leads 22-15-3, including 19-15-3 at Husky Stadium. UW coach Keith Gilbertson was head coach at Cal in 1992-95. . . . Last Year: California and Washington met late in the season at Berkeley with the Golden Bears powering to a 54-7 win, which ended a 28-year home losing streak to the Huskies. Cal set a school record with 729 yards total offense, which included 381 rushing and 348 passing, plus the Bears had no turnovers. The Bear defense held up its end as well in limiting the Huskies to 34 yards rushing, 293 yards total offense and 2-of-14 on third-down attempts, while posting five QB sacks (-50). The big guns for California's offense are back for more this year. QB Aaron Rodgers completed 20-of-33 passes (.606) for 348 yards and three TDs with no interceptions, plus he ran for a score. WR Geoff McArthur had six catches for 180 yards, including a 79-yard TD reception just 18 seconds into the game. McArthur set a school record for single-season receiving yards in the process. On the ground, TB J.J. Arrington rushed 14 times for 186 yards (13.2-yard average) and one TD, and TB Marcus O'Keith added 103 yards, including a 48-yard scoring run.
UCLA (5-4) at OREGON (5-4) - 12:30 PT - ABC regional telecast - The Series: UCLA and Oregon have met 58 times dating to 1928 with the Bruins leading the series 37-21. The Ducks have won the last four, the Bruins the four before that. They have split the last 16 games. The last three games in the series have been played at Pasadena, making this UCLA's first trip to Eugene since 2000. Oregon won the 2000 game, but UCLA won three in a row at Eugene prior to that setback. Two of the last three games have been UO one-point victories and four of the last six matchups have been decided by fewer than six points. . . . Last Year: Oregon and UCLA met late in the season at the Rose Bowl with the Ducks getting out early and never looking back in a 31-13 victory. Oregon scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams, all in the first quarter. In that opening stanza, MLB Jerry Matson intercepted UCLA's first pass of the game and returned it 22 yards for a score, QB Kellen Clemens threw the first of his two TD passes and Kenny Washington returned a kickoff 97 yards for a TD to give the Ducks a 21-3 lead that would stand up. The UCLA defense limited Oregon to 13 first downs, 45 yard rushing and 228 yards total offense, but Clemens was a tidy 21-of-27 (.778) for 183 yards, two TDs and no interceptions to keep the Ducks out of harm's way. UCLA could manage just 78 yards on the ground, but QB Drew Olson put the ball up 49 times, completing 29 (.592) for 249 yards and one TD. Bruin FL Craig Bragg pulled in 10 receptions for 115 yards.
WASHINGTON STATE (4-5) at ARIZONA STATE (7-2) - 5:00 MT/4:00 PT - TBS national cablecast - The Series: Arizona State and Washington State have met 30 times with the Sun Devils holding a 16-12-2 series advantage. It has been a very streaky series. WSU has won the last three games, ASU the four prior to that, WSU the four prior to that and ASU the four prior to that. A good sign for the Cougars if that four pattern holds up. In 17 games at Tempe, ASU leads 10-5-2, although the Cougars won the last meeting at Sun Devil Stadium in 2001 (28-16). . . . Last Year: Washington State and Arizona State met late in the season at Pullman with the Cougars winning 34-19 to hand ASU ifs fourth straight setback. WSU got scoring contributions from its special teams and defense in posting the victory. A blocked punt set up the Cougars first TD and an interception returned 39 yards for a TD by OLB Pat Bennett gave WSU a lead it would never give up. WR Derek Hagan was bright spot for the Sun Devils with seven receptions for 109 yards and a TD.
ARIZONA (2-7) at USC (9-0) - 7:10 PT/8:15 MT - FSN national cablecast - The Series: USC and Arizona have met 27 times with the Trojans holding a 21-6 series advantage. SC has won the last two and five of the last seven. In 15 games played at Los Angeles, the Trojans lead 12-3, including 10-3 at the L.A. Coliseum. However, Arizona won the last matchup at the Coliseum, 31-15 in 2000. The road team has won the last three games in the series. . . . Last Year: USC and Arizona met late in the season at Tucson with the No. 2-ranked Trojans easily handling the Wildcats in a 45-0 shutout victory. The stats were as dominating as the score as SC rolled up 32 first downs and a season-high 587 yards total offense (220 rushing, 367 passing). Meanwhile, the Trojan defense limited the Cats to 10 first downs and 195 yards total offense (50 rushing, 145 passing) and picked off three passes. USC QB Matt Leinart completed 22-of-30 (.733) for 296 yards and four TDs in two-and-a-half quarters of work and TB LenDale White rushed for two scores.
2004 U.S. Bank Pac-10 Players of the WeekWeek Offense Defense Special TeamsSep. 4 Reggie Bush, TB, USC Antoine Cason, CB, ARIZ Kyle Basler, P, WSUSep. 11 Mike Hass, SE, OSU Dale Robinson, OLB, ASU T.J. Rushing, KR, STANSep. 18 Maurice Drew, TB, UCLA Jamar Williams, OLB, ASU Jesse Ainsworth, PK, ASUSep. 25 Matt Leinart, QB, USC Emmanuel Franklin, S, ASU Kyle Basler, P, WSUOct. 2 Chase Lyman, WR, CAL Spencer Havner, ILB, UCLA Justin Medlock, PK, UCLAOct. 9 Aaron Rodgers, QB, CAL Mike Patterson, DT, USC Ryan Killeen, PK, USCOct. 16 J.J. Arrington, RB, CAL Oshiomogho Atogwe, FS, STAN Alexis Serna, PK, OSUOct. 23 Andrew Walter, QB, ASU Wendell Hunter, OLB, CAL Jared Siegel, PK, OREOct. 30 J.J. Arrington, RB, CAL Spencer Havner, ILB, UCLA Maurice Drew, PR, UCLANov. 6 Andrew Walter, QB, ASU Wilrey Fontenot, CB, ARIZ Reggie Bush, KR, USC Jerome Harrison, RB, WSU
ARIZONA: Wildcats gave coach Mike Stoops his first Pac-10 win with 23-13 victory at Washington. It ended a seven game losing streak both overall and in Conference games for the Cats. . . . The go-ahead score came on a 33-yard fumble recovery return for a TD by freshman CB Wilrey Fontenot. It was Arizona's first defensive TD of the season. . . . Cat defense pitched a shutout in the second half at Washington. UA had a season-high five QB sacks and forced four UW turnovers. . . . Arizona also got a safety on a blocked punt out of the end zone as the Cats got contributions from offense, defense and special teams.
ARIZONA STATE: Sun Devils have a six-game home winning streak going, including 5-0 this season. . . . QB Andrew Walter tossed four touchdown passes in win against Stanford last week. That gave him the Pac-10 career record for TD passes with 80. He surpassed the old mark of 77 set by John Elway of Stanford (1979-82). . . . Walter also has raised his career passing yardage to 9,965 and is on the verge of becoming just the sixth quarterback in Pac-10 history to top the 10,000-yard mark in passing. . . . Walter was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in win against Stanford. He passed for 415 yards and the four TDs, including the game-winning touchdown pass with nine seconds left in the game. . . . Freshman TB Rudy Burgess entered the Stanford game with 73 yards rushing for the season, but went for 186 yards on 34 carries vs. the Cardinal. . . . WR Derek Hagan ranks second in the Pac-10 in both receptions (58) and receiving yards per game (93.7). He has five 100-yard receiving games this season and has caught at least on pass in 26 straight games. . . . Eight different Sun Devils have interceptions this year. S Emmanuel Franklin is the leader with four.
CALIFORNIA: TB J.J. Arrington has rushed for 188 yards in each of the last two games and has topped the 100-yard mark in all eight games this season. He is fourth in the nation in rushing at 161.8 yards per game and leads the Pac-10 by 60 yards (runnerup Terrence Whitehead of Oregon is at 101.1 yards per game). Arrington averages a league-high 7.0 yards per carry. With 1,294 yards rushing, Arrington is just 166 yards shy of Cal's single-season mark of 1,460 by Chuck Muncie (1975). Including a bowl game, he is within range of a 2,000-yard season, a plateau reached by only two players in Pac-10 history--USC Heisman winners Marcus Allen (1981) and Charles White (1981). . . . Cal has posted 10 of its 26 sacks in the last two games. . . . Golden Bears trailed Oregon by 13 points late in the second quarter last week, their largest deficit of the year. . . . Aaron Rodgers is only QB in Pac-10 completing 70% of his passes (.703). He ranks first in Pac-10 and fifth in nation in passing efficiency (167.9). . . . Golden Bears lead the Pac-10 and rank in the top 10 nationally in scoring offense (37.6), total offense (492.9), rushing offense (240.8) and pass efficiency (172.9).
OREGON: Win against UCLA this week would clinch a bowl berth for the Ducks. It also would guarantee Oregon an 11th-consecutive winning season for the first time in its history. Only Stanford, USC and Washington have accomplished that feat among Pac-10 teams. . . . Oregon has recovered five fumbles in the last two games after getting only three in the first seven. . . . Ducks have allowed only two rushing TDs the last three games. . . . Oregon is 13-1 in Autzen Stadium in November under coach Mike Bellotti. . . . TB Terrence Whitehead is second in the Pac-10 in rushing at 101.1 yards per game. He and Cal TB J.J. Arrington are the only league rushers averaging better than the century mark. . . . Oregon is averaging 165.8 yards rushing per game with a season low of 134 yards (vs. Arizona State). Only two of nine opponents have outrushed the Ducks (No. 5 California and No. 2 Oklahoma). . . . DE Devan Long has at least one QB sack in 10 of his last 12 games. He has 7.5 this year to pace the Ducks. . . . QB Kellen Clemens leads the Pac-10 in total offense at 271.6 yards per game.
OREGON STATE: OSU needs to win its final two to gain bowl eligibility. . . . QB Derek Anderson passed for 330 yards against USC last week and in the process became just the fifth player in Conference history to top the 10,000-yard mark in career passing. Anderson currently sits at 10,206 yards, good for fifth place on the Pac-10 career passing list. He leads the Pac-10 in passing at 285.8 yards per game. . . . WR Mike Hass is the only receiver in the Pac-10 averaging better than 100 receving yards per game (112.2). He also leads the league in receptions with 64 (7.1 per game). Last week, he became just the fourth receiver in OSU history to accumulate 2,000 career receiving yards. . . . FS Mitch Meeuwsen extended his OSU career record for interceptions to 19 with a pick against USC last week. He leads the Pac-10 this year with five interceptions. . . . OSU leads league in opponents' third-dow conversion attempts. Foes have made just 26.5% (35-of-132). . . . CB Aric Williams leads the Pac-10 in the category of passes defended (13). . . . Beavers have a +10 (17-7) in turnover margin the last four games. . . . PK Alexis Serna has connected on 10-of-11 field goal attempts.
STANFORD: Cardinal must win final two game to gain bowl eligibility. . . . TE Alex Smith is on a tear with 15 receptions for 248 yards the last two games. Smith now has 104 career catches, a Cardinal record for a tight end. With 49 receptions this season, Smith needs 13 catches to grab the Stanford single-season record for a tight end (61 by Greg Baty in 1985). Smith currently ranks third overall in the Pac-10 in receiving with his 49 catches. That is 10 more than the next tight end on the list (39, Joe Newton, Oregon State). . . . Stanford has held seven of nine opponents under 24 points this season (all but USC and ASU). Cardinal ranks third in league in scoring defense at 18.7 per game, a vast improvement over last year's figure of 29.5. . . . Redshirt freshman QB T.C. Ostrander entered the game for injured starter Trent Edwards early in the second half at Arizona State and almost led an upset of the Sun Devils in leading the Cardinal to 17 points in the final 11 minutes of the game before ASU pulled out the win at the end. . . . Special teamer Udeme Udofia blocked two punts first-half punts at ASU last week with both leading to Cardinal TDs.
UCLA: Win at Oregon this week would clinch a bowl berth for the Bruins. . . . ILB Spencer Havner continues to pace the Pac-10 in tackles. He leads the league with 12.2 stops per game. . . . WR Craig Bragg had five catches vs. WSU last week to set a UCLA record for career receptions. Bragg now has 180 career catches, one more than Kevin Jordan (1992-95). . . . Bruins have allowed a league-low 11 QB sacks in nine games. . . . Bruins and Cal the only Pac-10 teams that rush for more than 200 yards per game. Bruins average 205.4 yards per game rushing, a far cry from last year when they were last in the Pac-10 at 91.9. UCLA has rushed for at least 200 yards in five of nine games. . . . TB Maurice Drew averages 159.6 all-purpose yards and has 12 TDs--eight rushing, three receiving and one on a punt return. . . . With one more TD reception, TE Marcedes Lewis would set a UCLA record for most career TD receptions. He currently has 10. . . . UCLA defense has posted 17 tackles for loss in last two games. . . . Only 14 of P Chris Kluwe's 44 punts this year have been returned. . . . PK Justin Medlock leads the league in kick scoring and has made good on 12-of-14 field goal attempts.
USC: A win against Arizona this week clinches at least a Conference co-championship and automatic berth in the BCS for the Trojans. That berth will be in either the Rose Bowl or FedEx Orange Bowl depending upon SC's finish in the final BCS rankings. . . . Trojans continue to roll along with an 18-game winning streak, the second-longest current streak in the nation (Boise State has 19). Trojans' 19-game home winning streak is also second-longest in nation (behind Boise State's 24). . . . TB Reggie Bush continues to dazzle. For the second straight week he returned a punt for a touchdown, this one 65 yards for what proved to be the winning points at Oregon State. He brought one back 57 yards for a TD the previous week at WSU. The Pac-10 record for punt returns for a touchdown in a season is three (held by several players, most recently Glyn Milburn of Stanford in 1992). Bush has scored 12 TDs this year--four rushing, six receiving and two on punt returns. Plus he has thrown a touchdown pass. . . . Trojans continue to pace the Pac-10 and rank in the top six nationally in scoring defense (11.9), total defense (267.7), rushing defense (66.9) and pass efficiency defense (98.5).
WASHINGTON: Huskies have not allowed a fourth-down conversion all year. Opponents are 0-for-11. . . . UW LBs Joe Lobendahn (10.6), Evan Benjamin (9.8) and Scott White (8.7) rank 3-4-5, respectively, in the Pac-10 in tackles. Plus DT Manase Hopoi leads the league in QB sacks with nine and tackles for loss with 22 stops behind the line. His 22 tackles for loss are seven more than the league runnerup (Devan Long of Oregon). White (12) and Lobendahn (11.5) also are among the league leaders in tackles for loss. . . . Despite loss, defense played well vs. Arizona. Huskies allowed the Cats just 13 first downs and 251 yards total offense (87 rushing, 164 passing) and forced three fumbles.
WASHINGTON STATE: In 31-29 win at UCLA last week, RB Jerome Harrison rushed a school-record 42 times. With those carries he gained 247 yards, the second-highest total in the Pac-10 this season (Maurice Drew of UCLA 322 vs. Washington), including touchdown runs of 25, 45 and 10 yards. The 247 yards rushing for Harrision were the most by a Cougar since Rueben Mayes went for a Pac-10 record 357 vs. Oregon in 1984. . . . Win at UCLA snapped a four-game losing streak and keeps the Cougs' bowl hopes alive. Cougars need wins in last two game to make the postseason. . . . WR Jason Hill leads the Pac-10 with 10 TD receptions. That's just one short of the WSU season-record of 11 held by several players. His 10 TDs have come on just 32 receptions. He leads the league in average yards per reception at 24.9. . . . DE Adam Braidwood has posted eight tackles for loss in the last three games. . . . Cougars have won 11 of their last 15 Pac-10 road games. . . . WSU has recovered 15 fumbles, top figure in the Pac-10.
OUT OF OUR LEAGUE: With just two regular-season non-conference games remeaining (Cal at Southern Miss and Notre Dame at USC), the Pac-10 has recorded a mark of 18-11 (.621) against non-conference foes.
HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE?: In 30 Conference games to date, the home team has won 15 times and the visiting team has won 15 times.
SAGARIN RATINGS: For the sixth straight week, the Pac-10 is rated No. 1 among all conferences in the Jeff Sagarin NCAA football ratings. The Pac-10 is followed by the Big 12, ACC, Big Ten and SEC in that order.
QUOTABLE: Arizona State QB Andrew Walter on breaking Hall of Famer John Elway's Pac-10 record for career touchdown passes: 'It's crazy to think some country kid from Colorado might have a chance to do that.' (Walter is from Grand Junction, Colo.)
A LOOK AHEAD: The remainder of the regular-season schedule:
Sat., Nov. 20 Stanford at California, 12:30 PT (FSN) Oregon at Oregon State, 4:00 PT (FSN) Washington at Washington State, 5:00 PT (ABC)
Fri., Nov. 26 Arizona State at Arizona, 1:00 MT (FSN)
Sat., Nov. 27 Notre Dame at USC, 5:00 PT (ABC)
Sat., Dec. 4 USC at UCLA, 1:30 PT (ABC) California at Southern Mississippi, 2:00 CT/12:00 PT
BOWL PICTURE: With two weeks of Conference play still to go, the Pac-10 could have as many as seven and as few as four teams qualify for bowl berths. USC, California and Arizona State have already surpassed the necessary six victories to qualify for the post-season. Oregon and UCLA, which meet this week, each need one more win to qualify. Oregon State, Stanford and Washington State need to win out. Oregon State and Stanford meet this week with the loser disqualified from the bowl chase.