The Pac-12 went 10-2 in Week 1 of the 2014 season, outscoring opponents 478-213.
The Sun Devils relaxed on a hot desert night to open their season. D.J. Foster exploded for 147 yards and three touchdowns during the easy 45-14 wallop of Weber State (he spoke, too). Coach Todd Graham discussed his team's strong performance afterward. The Sun Devils travel to New Mexico next weekend.
Kaelin Clay's first game in a Utah uniform was a big one. He returned a punt and a kickoff for a touchdown Thursday in the Utes' 56-14 thrashing of Idaho State. Quarterback Travis Wilson also delivered big. Utah hosts Fresno State next weekend on Pac-12 Networks.
The Cougars couldn't hold a late lead in another heartbreaking loss Thursday, this one 41-38 to Rutgers. Quarterback Connor Halliday, though, did light up the scoreboard to the tune of 532 passing yards and five touchdowns. The Cougs visit Reno on Friday night to take on Nevada.
Colorado endured a tough start to the 2014 campaign against its in-state rivals, dropping the opener to Colorado State 31-17. The Buffs did score the game's opening touchdown, though, on this pretty strike from Sefo Liufau to Nelson Spruce. Next up for the Buffs: A trip to UMass.
No Pac-12 team except Oregon put up more points this weekend than Rich Rodriguez's Arizona squad. The Wildcats pummeled UNLV 58-13 behind new quarterback Anu Solomon. Arizona travels to face Texas-San Antonio on Thursday.
It wasn't easy for the Bruins, but three defensive touchdowns helped pave the way for a season-opening 28-20 victory over Virginia back east. All three of those scores came in the first half, and Jim Mora's team was able to hold on the rest of the way. UCLA hosts Memphis next weekend on Pac-12 Networks.
A year after going 1-11, the Bears are undefeated. Cal beat Northwestern 31-24 to secure its first win over an FBS opponent since 2012. Jared Goff enjoyed a big start to his sophomore season. Cal hosts Sacramento State next weekend on Pac-12 Bay Area.
It was scary for a half, but a strong second half – buoyed by this interception – pushed Oregon State past Portland State 29-14. Storm Woods rushed for 125 yards while Sean Mannion passed Matt Leinart on an all-time list. Next up for the Beavers is a trip to Hawai'i.
Stanford was the only Pac-12 team to record a shutout on opening weekend. In fact, UC Davis only crossed midfield on its last play of the game in this 45-0 thrashing. Ty Montgomery's first touch resulted in a touchdown, Noor Davis showed good footwork on a pick, AJ Tarpley spoke and Kevin Hogan felt good. Oh, and Ed McCaffrey watched his son Christian score. Stanford hosts USC next weekend.
Steve Sarkisian debuted a new-look speed offense at USC to great success as the Trojans dismantled Fresno State 52-13 on Saturday. Nelson Agholor made a tough catch, while Cody Kessler found JuJu Smith for several big plays. A showdown at Stanford is next for the Trojans.
The Ducks had an easy time opening their season season against South Dakota, rolling 62-13. Royce Freeman scored twice in his debut, while Marcus Mariota tallied four touchdowns in one half. Byron Marshall spoke afterward. Oregon hosts Michigan State next Saturday in a massive battle.
The Huskies survived a major scare in Chris Petersen's debut, eking out a 17-16 victory in Hawaii. Petersen did bring the trickery with him to the Dawgs before Lavon Coleman sealed the deal. The Huskies host Eastern Washington next Saturday on Pac-12 Networks.