Roundup: Colorado football secures 1st winning season in 11 years

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Colorado

It wasn’t pretty (so many personal foul penalties, so many turnovers), but Colorado pulled out a 20-10 win over UCLA Thursday night as the Buffs secured their first winning record since 2005 and their first winning conference record since joining the Pac-12. Kyle Bonagura has the details in the link.

UCLA

It’s now official – Josh Rosen is out for the season with a shoulder injury, reports Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times. Rough season for the Bruins after high expectations in the summer.

Washington

Let me tell you what – Washington isn’t worried about being ranked No. 5 by the College Football Playoff committee (a Kevin Gemmell production). As long as it wins, it’s in, and the journey continues Saturday at Cal.

Arizona State

Great, great story by Adam Kramer of Bleacher Report on Arizona State wide receiver Tim White’s journey from homelessness to Tempe. This is your must-read of the roundup.

Oregon State

Kevin Gemmell dives into Oregon State’s statistical improvement heading into its game at Stanford. They’re a no-quit bunch, these Beavs.

Oregon

A lot of people have been dissatisfied with the direction the Oregon football program is going, but Lindsay Schnell points out plenty of reasons why Mark Helfrich is the right man for the job in Eugene.

California

David Lombardi takes us behind the scenes for Cal’s Marshawn Lynch injury-cart bobblehead. Awesome, awesome idea (and a pretty big game against undefeated U-Dub, too).

Arizona

Rough news – Arizona’s Ray Smith retired from basketball after another ACL tear, his third in less than two and a half years. Unfortunately, he never played in a regular-season game because of the injuries.

Washington State

In this video, our Yogi Roth #RipsIt in explaining the stats that show how Luke Falk is leading Washington State football to its successful season thus far. Keep ripping it, Yogi.

USC

Washington might be on the horizon, but USC cannot look past Oregon, opines Scott Wolf and probably everybody affiliated with the Trojan football program.

Utah

Kyle Goon, aka “The Gooner,” lets us know that Hunter Dimick and Andy Phillips have been named semifinalists for national awards, with Dimick being named one of 18 semifinalists for the Bednarik Award and Phillips being among 20 for the Lou Groza Award.

Stanford

Ray Hacke of the San Jose Mercury News breaks down the Stanford-Oregon State matchup that’ll go down Saturday at 12:30 p.m. PT at Stanford Stadium on FOX Sports 1.

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