This Week in Pac-10 Football
Oct. 8, 2007
Four Conference games and one non-league contest highlight this week's schedule. In Pac-10 play it's ARIZONA at USC, WASHINGTON STATE at OREGON, OREGON STATE at CALIFORNIA and WASHINGTON at ARIZONA STATE. STANFORD hosts TCU in a non-conference game and UCLA has an open date. Here is a look at the games of Sat., Oct. 13 (ranking is the AP media Poll followed by the USA Today Coaches Poll and the Harris Interactive Poll):
Ranking Games Site Time/TV Series/Last Year--/--/-- Arizona (2-4) Memorial Coliseum (92,000) 12:30 PDT USC leads 24-610/7/7 USC (4-1) Los Angeles, CA ABC USC 20-3
--/--/-- Washington State (2-4) Autzen Stadium (54,000) 12:30 PDT Oregon leads 39-38-79/8/10 Oregon (4-1) Eugene, OR Washington St. 34-23
--/--/-- TCU (3-3) Stanford Stadium (50,000) 2:00 PDT First meeting--/46/t44 Stanford (2-3) Stanford, CA
--/--/-- Oregon State (3-3) Memorial Stadium (72,516) 4:00 PDT Cal leads 33-262/2/2 California (5-0) Berkeley, CA Versus California 41-13
t43/--/-- Washington (2-3) Sun Devil Stadium (71,706) 7:15 MST UW leads 15-1114/13/14 Arizona State (6-0) Tempe, AZ FSN ASU 26-23 (OT)
--/48/-- UCLA (4-2) - open date - next game Nov. 20 vs. California
SERIES NOTES FOR THE GAMES OF SAT., OCT. 13:
ARIZONA (2-4) at USC (4-1) - 12:30 PDT/MST - ABC regional telecast - The Series: Arizona and USChave met 30 times with the Trojans holding a 24-6 series advantage. SC has won the last five gameswith the most recent Arizona victory a 31-15 win at Los Angeles in 2000. . . . Last Year: USC andArizona opened Conference play at Arizona with the No. 3-ranked Trojans utilizing a suffocatingdefense to take a hard-fought 20-3 win. The SC defense limited the Wildcats to just eight first downsand 154 yards total offense, including minus-16 yards rushing. The Trojans allowed just 2-of-12 third downconversions, posted five quarterback sacks and never allowed Arizona to penetrate the red zone.
WASHINGTON STATE (2-4) at OREGON (4-1) - 12:30 PDT - The Series: Oregon and WashingtonState have met 84 times dating to 1901 and the series is about as even as can be with the Ducks holdinga slim 39-38-7 edge. The teams have split the last six games. The last three games of the series havebeen played at Pullman, with the most recent Eugene meeting a 55-16 Cougar win in 2003. . . . Last Year:Washington State and Oregon met at Pullman with the Cougars springing a 34-23 upset on the 5-1 andNo. 16-ranked Ducks. WSU QB Alex Brink, a former Eugene prep star, completed 20-of-23 passes, TBDwight Tardy rushed for a season-high 145 yards and the Cougars forced four Duck turnovers to securethe win. WSU had a comfortable 27-3 lead late in the third quarter when Oregon QB Brady Leaf cameoff the bench to throw two TD passes in a comeback attempt that fell short.
TCU (3-3) at STANFORD (2-3) - 2:00 PDT - The Series: First meeting between Stanford and TCU.
OREGON STATE (3-3) at CALIFORNIA (5-0) - 4:00 PDT - Versus national cablecast - The Series:California and Oregon State have met 59 times dating to 1905 with the Golden Bears leading the series33-26. Cal has won two of the last three, which broke a five-game OSU winning streak in the series. In32 games played at Berkeley, Cal leads 19-13. However, Oregon State has won the last three inBerkeley with the last Cal home win coming in 1997 (33-14). . . . Last Year: California and OregonState met early in the season at Corvallis and the Golden Bears jumped out to a 31-0 first-half lead andcruised in with a 41-13 victory. Cal QB Nate Longshore completed 22-of-31 passes for 341 yards andfour TDs to spearhead the Bear attack. WR Lavelle Hawkins had 128 receiving yards and a TD on sixreceptions. California's defense limited OSU to 56 yards rushing and posted four QB sacks. Beaver PKAlexis Serna hit a 58-yard field goal to tie the school record for longest field goal.
WASHINGTON (2-3) at ARIZONA STATE (6-0) - 7:15 MST/PDT - FSN national cablecast - TheSeries: Washington and Arizona State have met 26 times with the Huskies leading the series 15-11.However, ASU has won the last three. In 15 games at Tempe, Washington holds a slim 8-7 edge, buthas lost the last two. The Huskies last win at Sun Devil Stadium was in 2001 (33-31). . . . Last Year:Arizona State and Washington met at Seattle and the Sun Devils extended the Huskies' losing streakto four games with a 26-23 overtime win. In what was at heart a defensive game, ASU had forged a 20-6 lead early in the fourth quarter, primarily on two touchdown runs by TB Keegan Herring, who had 98yards rushing and the two TDs on just six carries. However, Washington mounted a late charge to tiethe score at 20-20 at the end of regulation. The Huskies struck first in overtime with a field goal, butASU pulled out the win on a 25-yard TD pass from QB Rudy Carpenter to HB Brent Miller.