Roundup: Celebrate Cal's big road win
The Pac-12 wrapped up its opening weekend 10-2, and no team turned more heads that last year’s 1-11 Cal Golden Bears. They’ve already matched their win total from 2013 with a 31-24 win at Northwestern, and is there really any other site to celebrate the win with than California Golden Blogs? The SB Nation affiliate puts together a bunch of videos and GIFs from Cal’s win over Northwestern. And, it’s included in the CGB link, but here’s the Cal athletic department’s video from what went down Saturday.
The Trojans sure looked good Saturday, didn’t they? Jeff Eisenberg would agree with that assessment, and the Yahoo! Sports columnist called USC’s 52-13 victory over Fresno State “therapeutic” considering all that happened in Troy over the last week.
Yeah, Oregon took care of South Dakota 62-13 in its season opener, but as Anne M. Peterson of the Associated Press writes, now it’s time for Oregon-Michigan State.
David Lombardi breaks down Stanford football’s 45-0 win over UC Davis. A video recap and interviews with Jordan Williamson, A.J. Tarpley and Andrus Peat are included.
It was a long time comin’ for Arizona wide receiver Austin Hill, having to miss last year with a torn ACL. Daniel Berk discusses how impressive he was in his return (the team was impressive, too, beating UNLV 58-13 Friday night). Watch Hill’s 92-yard touchdown reception thanks to Kevin Zimmerman’s prowess. Oh, and that Anu Solomon kid looked alright too, huh?
It wasn’t the prettiest game in the world, but UCLA scored three defensive touchdowns to beat Virginia 28-20 on Saturday. Click on the link to watch the TDs… all of ‘em in the second quarter, no less.
‘Twas a serious struggle for the Dawgs Saturday night, but they may have found a good option forward for replacing Bishop Sankey. With the game on the line, Washington running back Lavon Coleman (#selfpromotion) iced the game for U-Dub with three first-down runs to burn the clock; The Huskies won 17-16.
Although the Buffs lost to Colorado State 31-17, Colorado wide receiver Shay Fields made a good first impression, as told to us by Brian Howell. The freshman had eight grabs for 46 yards and proved to be slippery to Ram defenders.
Here are Oregon State head coach Mike Riley’s biggest concerns after a 29-14 win over Portland State: offensive continuity and getting into the end zone.
Congrats to former Utah defensive lineman Tenny Palepoi for making the San Diego Chargers roster; he signed with the Bolts as an undrafted free agent in May.
I’m sure you’ve heard enough about the loss to Rutgers, Coug fan, so let’s get an early look at Washington State’s upcoming game with Nevada, courtesy of The Spokesman-Review.
Let’s get an Arizona State practice report from Doug Haller. The Forks returned to practice Sunday.