Roundup: Washington is a College Football Playoff contender

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Washington

After a 44-6 smashing of Stanford, Washington is in Pat Forde’s College Football Playoff projections for Yahoo Sports. If you weren’t on the Husky hype train before Friday night, get on board.

Colorado

Following a 47-6 pasting of Oregon State, Colorado football is ranked for the first time since 2005 – No. 21 in the AP poll and No. 23 in the coaches poll.

USC

Is USC “back on track” after defeating Arizona State? That’s the question Kyle Bonagura poses after the Trojans’ 41-20 triumph over the Sun Devils to get to 2-3. Man, who woulda thought in this day and age that both Oregon and USC would be 2-3 in the same year?

California

Rusty Simmons discusses James Looney’s game-winning play against Utah, stopping Ute running back Zack Moss short of the goal line on the final play of the game in a 28-23 win.

Utah

Kyle Goon talks about the risk associated with Utah’s aggressive play-calling after the Utes’ heartbreaking loss to Cal. Fans love it when their team goes for it on fourth down, but it doesn’t always work out.

Oregon

No use dwelling on giving up 51 to Washington State, so let’s instead get a look at Oregon’s uniforms for the Washington game, as the Ducks will harken back to their Webfoots days.

Washington State

Kudos, Wazzu social media – take a look at how Washington State trolled Oregon on Twitter after the 51-33 pasting, courtesy of this Chantel Jennings link. The Cougs appear to be back in business after that 0-2 start.

Arizona

This was a big sticking point for RichRod in the past, so he’s gotta be happy about this – Arizona will play its first afternoon game this year against USC on Oct. 15 (12:30 p.m. PT, FOX).

Arizona State

Doug Haller looks back at Arizona State’s loss to USC. The secondary needs to be shored up, that’s for sure.

Oregon State

Oregon State’s defense came apart in the loss to Colorado, notes Gina Mizell. The Beavs gave up three huge passing plays for TDs of 51, 33 and 63 yards.

UCLA

Thuc Nhi Nguyen features UCLA wide receiver Theo Howard in her notebook on UCLA’s 45-24 win over Arizona. The freshman had an impressive 19-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

Stanford

Stanford men’s soccer defeated Cal 1-0 Sunday night on Pac-12 Network, with Foster Langsdorf providing the game-winning goal early in the second half.

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