Roundup: Jerry Neuheisel leads UCLA to win at 'Jerry World'
Well how ‘bout that UCLA-Texas game, huh? With Brett Hundley injured, UCLA backup quarterback Jerry Neuheisel led the Bruins to a 20-17 comeback victory over the Longhorns in The House That Jerry (Jones) Built. You have to watch Pac-12 Networks analyst Rick Neuheisel watch his son lead the final drive; absolute gold. As far as the starting QB is concerned, there is no update on Hundley’s elbow injury as of now.
The ending wasn't as happy for the other SoCal team on the road, as USC will now evaluate itself after losing to Boston College 37-31. The Trojans got gashed on the ground; BC outrushed USC 452-20.
While Arizona State won by 14 on the road at Colorado, and jumped up to No. 15 in the AP Top 25, quarterback Taylor Kelly left the game on crutches and in a boot on his right foot. The Arizona Republic’s Doug Haller reports that Kelly will miss one or two games with the injury, meaning he wouldn’t play against UCLA on Sept. 25 (there is a chance he returns Oct. 4 at USC).
CBS Sports’ playoff bracketology has Oregon making the College Football Playoff and playing Alabama in the semifinals (Alabama as the No. 1 seed; Oregon as the No. 4 seed). The Ducks destroyed Wyoming 48-14 on Saturday, and former Oregon hooper Johnathan Loyd scored his first touchdown.
It was a pretty good Saturday for Arizona wide receiver Cayleb Jones and his little brother Isaiah, a receiver for East Carolina. Arizona beat Nevada 35-28, with Cayleb earning his second straight 100-yard receiving game. Isaiah caught a TD pass en route to East Carolina, shocking then-No. 17 Virginia Tech on the road.
So, what did we learn about Stanford in its 35-0 win over Army? David Lombardi has us covered on ESPN.com.
While Colorado lost by two touchdowns, Neill Woelk of BuffZone.com believes that the Buffs have the pieces for success in the future. They certainly looked like a different team Saturday night; the Forks had outscored them 153-44 over the previous three meetings.
In beating Illinois 44-19, the young Washington secondary got the job done, keeping Illini QB Wes Lunt in check. Three of the four CBs in UW's rotation were true freshmen due to Marcus Peters and Jermaine Kelly being out for the game.
Washington State showed off its white helmets on Twitter Sunday night. The Cougs got the job done against Portland State, blasting away the Vikings 59-21.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Utah will pay FCS opponents $3.7 million over the course of its first nine years in the Pac-12 (a little more than $400,000 per game).
California Golden Blogs gives us some early thoughts on the Arizona-Cal game next weekend. Cal is coming off of a bye week.
Sad news in Corvallis, where Oregon State legend Paul Valenti passed away at the age of 94. Valenti played and coached basketball at Oregon State, in addition to heading the men's tennis program, and serving in various roles throughout the OSU athletics department. He was a World War II veteran. A memorial service will be held Oct. 18, and per the release, you may email any memories or stories about Valenti to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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