Roundup: Sefo Liufau has been through it all at Colorado
Ted Miller chronicles the life and times of Sefo Liufau at Colorado. He’s been through a ton of tough moments and is finally reaping the benefits with the Buffs on the cusp of a Pac-12 Football Championship Game appearance.
The Associated Press lets us know that Sam Darnold is keeping USC on track for a big bowl game. Following the triumph over UCLA, the Trojans have won seven straight and are a Colorado loss to Utah away from going to the Pac-12 Football Championship Game for the second straight year.
The Utes are eliminated from Santa Clara contention, but Kyle Goon notes that Utah football can still decide who will represent the Pac-12 South at the conference championship game.
Chantel Jennings whips up this article to tell us how Jake Browning is “elevating” the Washington offense. It’s not just his play; it’s his demeanor, too.
Did you know that Stanford defeated Cal in the “Big Game show match,” a League of Legends battle that drew a few thousand people to Oracle Arena and almost 40,000 more watching online? What Axe? eSports is where it’s at (Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle).
There’s no way around it being a bad night for Pac-12 men’s basketball on Monday, but let’s rewind a little bit to inform you that Cal freshman Charlie Moore was named Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for dropping 38 on UC Irvine.
Here’s the Pac-12 Networks recap of Arizona men’s basketball beating Northern Colorado 71-55. Parker Jackson-Cartwright doing work, yo.
Thuc Nhi Nguyen breaks down how 4-7 UCLA can still make a bowl game. The Bruins will have to root for some 5-6 teams to lose this week.
Washington State beat writer Jacob Thorpe gives us his first look at the Apple Cup. The stakes are clear – winner goes to Levi’s Stadium.
Civil War is a battle to avoid the cellar in the Pac-12, but there’s a still a decent bit on the line for a game that has very little bowl implications (maybe Oregon could get nab a bid at 5-7?). Both Oregon and Oregon State are 2-6 in Pac-12 play.
And here’s a Civil War preview from the Oregon State beat reporter perspectives of Gina Mizell and Danny Moran.
Before we move on to the Territorial Cup, Doug Haller looks back at Arizona State’s 44-18 loss to Washington from Saturday.