Roundup: 'Hate and relevance' in Territorial Cup
Ted Miller of ESPN says that this year’s Territorial Cup has “hate and relevance.” The game could potentially decide who represents the South in Santa Clara, depending on what UCLA does against Stanford.
Speaking on The Jim Rome Show Monday, UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley said he has probably played his last game against USC, meaning the redshirt junior is leaning towards turning pro. Thanks for the vine, Romey.
Hey, how ‘bout that game for Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett on Monday Night Football? The former Golden Bear rushed for 182 yards and two scores on 22 carries in a win over the Saints. Also, Kyle Bonagura discusses the importance of Cal beating BYU this week not only to become bowl eligible, but also to get those extra practices that come with going to a bowl game.
The Oregonian’s John Canzano scored an interview with Charlie Pape’, the 12-year-old reporter who made the “Jesus, girls and Marcus Mariota” statement.
The third-ranked Arizona men’s hoops team is in the Maui Invitational, and the Wildcats knocked off Missouri 72-53 in their opening game.
Carter Williams of the Deseret News writes that Utah football’s yearly game with Colorado isn’t quite a rivalry right now; it's something that has to develop naturally over time.
Meanwhile, Washington head coach Chris Petersen is “excited” for his first Apple Cup. However, Christian Caple notes that he isn’t hyping it up too much. Just tryin' to go 1-0 this week, yo.
Doesn’t sound like Washington State linebacker Jeremiah Allison is going to hold back much against the Dawgs this week, talking about the bitter reception he received in Seattle for rocking some crimson after beating Washington in 2012. He also said, “It’s a rivalry game so whatever happens, happens” when asked about having to control emotions, so yeah, I think he’s pretty amped for this one.
USC running back Buck Allen can still lead the Pac-12 in rushing at the end of the season. UCLA’s Paul Perkins has 1,265 rushing yards, Utah’s Devontae Booker is at 1,255 and Allen has 1,244.
Stanford women’s basketball guard Lili Thompson was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for averaging 26 against UConn and Texas. Cal’s Mikayla Cowling was named Pac-12 Frosh of the Week.
Let’s read about the three Simpson sisters for Colorado volleyball, courtesy of Brian Howell of BuffZone fame. Cierra, Gabby and Taylor all have played big roles on Liz Kritza’s team this season.
Oregon State men’s hoops suffered its first loss of the season, falling 66-53 to Oklahoma State, and Connor Letourneau writes that turnovers hurt the Beavers Monday night. The Beavers had 17 of 'em, which led to 21 Cowboy points.