Roundup: Luke Falk is No. 1
David Lombardi ranks Washington State’s Luke Falk the top quarterback in the Pac-12 this week. All he did was throw for 514 yards and five scores against the Wildcats last weekend. He leads the Pac-12 in passing average (412 yards per game) and passing touchdowns (26).
USC still has plenty to play for after its 42-24 win over Utah Saturday, opines Kyle Bonagura. The Trojans are just one back in the loss column in the Pac-12 South and has the tiebreaker over the first-place Utes, not to mention zero losses against Pac-12 South schools. The Trojans are a Utah loss away from being in the driver’s seat in the South.
Well done, sir – former Arizona basketball star T.J. McConnell made the Philadelphia 76ers’ regular season roster. He had long odds as an undrafted point guard but beat out Pierre Jackson and others to get that last coveted spot. Also, watch Rondae Hollis-Jefferson give his mom a house along with his older bro Rahlir for her birthday.
Oregon State starting left tackle Sean Harlow is out for the year with an ankle injury, reports Gina Mizell.
Utah wide receiver Tim Patrick is out for the rest of the season with a leg injury, head coach Kyle Whittingham said Monday.
Cardinal soccer star Jordan Morris registered a goal and an assist on his 21st birthday Monday night to help Stanford defeat San Diego State 3-1. The first-place Cardinal is 12-1-2 (5-0-2 Pac-12) and has a 14-match unbeaten streak.
TV alert – Pac-12 Networks is airing a documentary on Cal quarterback Joe Roth Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. PT.
Bye week in the rear view and Oregon on the horizon, Arizona State is focusing on a strong finish, writes Doug Haller.
Oregon is preparing to handle Arizona State’s blitzing defense, pens Chantel Jennings. The Sun Devils are 97th in the nation in allowing plays of 20-plus yards, so if you can handle the blitz, the big plays will be there.
Brian Howell reports that Colorado is staying with its running back-by-committee approach, with Donovan Lee, Phillip Lindsay, Christian Powell and Patrick Carr all getting work while Michael Adkins II is out with a hamstring injury.
Christian Caple discusses Washington’s first-quarter issues – the Dawgs have scored just 10 points all season long in seven first quarters.
Ahhhh… UCLA has removed the hot tub from Josh Rosen’s dorm room. ‘Twas fun while it lasted.