Roundup: Sefo Liufau wins conference honors after rivalry victory
How ‘bout dem Buffs? After a throttling of rival Colorado State, Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week. Liufau went 23-of-33 passing for 318 yards and a touchdown. Utah punter Mitch Wishnowsky and Oregon linebacker Troy Dye won the Special Teams and Defensive Player of the Week awards, respectively.
Adam Jude details how Chris Petersen and the Huskies have had a history of success against Idaho. UW has won 34 straight against the Vandals dating back to 1995, while Petersen has never lost to his former rival.
USC has suspended Jabari Ruffin for the first half of the Utah State game for stomping on the groin of an Alabama player. The linebacker will also have to write a letter of apology. Also, former USC and Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian has joined Alabama’s staff as a special assistant to the offense, the Crimson Tide confirmed Monday (USA Today).
Good news – Stanford defensive lineman Harrison Phillips won’t need knee surgery, but will likely miss the USC game on Sept. 17, head coach David Shaw said after practice Monday (David Lombardi on the link). Phillips injured his knee in Friday’s win over K-State.
Sweet – check out Oregon football’s uniforms for the Virginia game next weekend. Send your thank-you notes to Chantel Jennings for the link. Those helmets tho… *insert fire 10 emojis here*
Former Utah cornerback Eric Rowe was traded by Philadelphia to the New England Patriots, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter (picked up here by a CBS affiliate in Philadelphia). Rowe was a 2015 second-round draft pick by the Eagles and had one pick and five pass defenses as a rookie.
Switching gears to the pitch for a minute, No. 9 UCLA men’s soccer blew out top-ranked Akron 6-1 Monday night on Pac-12 Networks, scoring an NCAA-record three goals in a span of 32 seconds. Impressive stuff.
In other Pac-12 men’s soccer action, Oregon State rallied past Ohio State 2-1 in overtime, and here are some highlights for you.
In diagnosing the Wildcats’ Saturday night loss to BYU, Rich Rodriguez said that Arizona didn’t take advantage of “touchdown opportunities.” Michael Lev has more details in the preceding link.
Listen to the latest Arizona State football Pick Six podcast to get Doug Haller and Jeff Metcalfe’s thoughts on the Sun Devils’ 44-13 win over Northern Arizona and the upcoming game against Texas Tech.
Connor Letourneau writes that quarterback Davis Webb is making a good early impression for Cal. Completing 70 percent of your passes for 441 yards and four touchdowns with no picks is a pretty sterling way to start your career at a new school.
Jacob Thorpe gives the Coug faithful a first look at Washington State’s upcoming game at Boise State. No need to relive the second-straight season-opening loss to an FCS school…