Roundup: Student reporter owns Oregon football presser

Oregon

The 44-10 win over Colorado was nice and all, but Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is focused on Oregon State and the impending Civil War matchup. After the win over the Buffs, a 12-year-old student reporter asked Mark Helfrich if Mariota was leaving, uttering a comment that the school the kid goes to is about “Jesus, girls and Marcus Mariota.” Priceless.

UCLA

Three straight wins for the Bruins in the crosstown rivalry with USC, this time smashing the Trojans 38-20. Kevin Gemmell writes that UCLA is back in the national spotlight with this win over USC. Also, you gotta check out the eyeblack worn by UCLA players – it’s pretty wild.

Stanford

It has been a disappointing season for the back-to-back Pac-12 champions, but there’s nothing disappointing about whipping your rival 38-17 in enemy territory. That’s what Stanford did to Cal Saturday afternoon, and Mark Purdy of the San Jose Mercury News says that Stanford taught Cal some lessons in Big Game.

California

Looking at the other sideline, Ann Killion believes that the loss to Stanford hurt more than just Cal’s hopes to go to a bowl game.

Arizona

You’re not supposed to go into Rice-Eccles and win by 32 points, but Arizona wasn’t paying that no never mind. The Wildcats stomped the Utes 42-10, and Arizona’s defense got the job done (and that’s an understatement), opines Daniel Berk. Arizona forced four turnovers and nine punts.

Arizona State

Leading the Sun Devils to a 52-31 win over Wazzu, Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly answered his critics by completing 12 of 14 passes for 188 yards, four TDs and a 292.8 QB rating once the Sun Devils fell behind 14 points. Paola Boivin of The Arizona Republic with the stats and story.

Washington

Washington achieved bowl eligibility by defeating Oregon State 37-13, and Washington quarterback Cyler Miles was efficient in leading the offense, writes Adam Jude. Miles threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns without an interception.

Colorado

Not the best of weekends for Buffs fans – the football team loses to Oregon by 34, and the men’s hoops team lost 56-33 to Wyoming in Laramie. Brian Howell thinks that the Colorado men’s basketball was beaten mentally at Wyoming.

Oregon State

Let’s get Oregon State beat writer Gina Mizell’s thoughts and observations from Oregon State’s 37-13 loss to Washington.

USC

Here are five takeaways from USC’s 38-20 loss to UCLA, courtesy of the Los Angeles Times.

Utah

Matthew Piper of the Salt Lake Tribune writes that Utah’s strengths turned out to be weaknesses against Arizona.

Washington State

The future is bright for the kid, no doubt, but Washington State quarterback Luke Falk committed five turnovers in the defeat at Arizona State.

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