Roundup: Two bowl games down

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USC

The Trojans finished their season off right, dominating the Bulldogs Saturday and pulling the switch on Fresno State 45-20. For all the grief USC gets, the program has won 10 games in two of the last three years (only Stanford and Oregon can also say that in the Pac). It was a record-setting performance for Cody Kessler, and now it looks like Clay Helton will stay at USC as offensive coordinator. Also, Steve Sarkisian hopes to add Ed Orgeron to his staff at USC.

Washington State

Well this one had to be tough to swallow for Coug Nation. The Cougars were dominating the New Mexico Bowl, and then WSU blew an eight-point lead to Colorado State with two minutes left and 15-point lead with about six minutes remaining in head-scratching fashion. As it turned out, time wasn’t on the Cougars’ side Saturday afternoon. Now, the Cougars are trying to shake off the bowl loss.

Stanford

Stanford women’s hoops got a huge win against Tennessee on Saturday, in large thanks to the first 30-20 game of Chiney Ogwumike’s career (32 points, 20 boards). As such, Ogwumike was espnW’s National Player of the Week.

Oregon State

The Hawai’i Bowl is tomorrow, and Oregon State has a rich history of recruiting from the Hawaiian Islands, and Beavers great Skippa Diaz offers a link to OSU’s history with Hawaiian recruits.

Oregon

Still unbeaten are the Oregon Ducks, as Jason Calliste scored 31 to lead Oregon past BYU in OT. Ducks were down six in the final two minutes as well. Nice win.

Colorado

Despite losing to Oklahoma State, the Buffs feel they’re one of the nation’s best. I tell ya, this team never lacks confidence, especially Spencer Dinwiddie.

California

An undermanned Cal feel to Creighton yesterday 68-54, undermanned because Ricky Kreklow is sidelined for 4-6 weeks with a hand injury and also because Jabari Bird left the Creighton game in the first half with a sprained right ankle.

Arizona

Arizona has been undertaking facilities upgrades lately, and a small number of donors makes for a big-time win for Arizona, writes Greg Hansen.

Arizona State

Hey, Arizona State women’s basketball broke into the AP top 25, currently in a tie for 25th with Oklahoma, after a win over Miami (FL) improved its record to 10-1.

UCLA

To stay or to go? Always a tough question for players pondering entering the NFL Draft early, and UCLA’s Brett Hundley knows staying in school could help or hurt.

Utah

Character win for the Utah women’s basketball team, beating Samford 69-49 without Michelle Plouffe in the lineup (death in the family). As such, some young Utes stepped up with their star player out. Emily Potter and Malia Nawahine both scored 18 points to pace Anthony Levrets’ side.

Washington

And the Huskies have arrived in San Francisco for Fight Hunger Bowl week.

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