The 2013 Pac-12 football season is in the midst of a wild finish: In week 13, Stanford overtook Oregon and clinched the Pac-12 North in one fell swoop, while Arizona State sealed the South at a place to which it hopes to return on Jan. 1: The Rose Bowl.
The Cougars are bowl eligible for the first time since 2006, and they can thank Connor Halliday's 488 yards and four touchdown passes for that. Dom Williams' career day was also a big part of the effort. Washington State heads to Seattle to face Washington next week, while Utah hosts Colorado.
The Wildcats dealt the Ducks a crushing and surprising blow Saturday in Tucson. Ka'Deem Carey carried the ball an astounding 48 times for 203 yards, while B.J. Denker added 102 rushing yards of his own to complement a 19-of-22 passing performance. Arizona visits Arizona State next while Oregon hosts Oregon State.
The Cardinal cruised to victory in the most lopsided Big Game ever Saturday in Palo Alto, but the main news of the day for David Shaw's club came courtesy of Oregon's loss to Arizona. Ty Montgomery matched a school record with five touchdowns on The Farm. Cal's season is over, while Stanford hosts Notre Dame before the Pac-12 Championship Game.
The Sun Devils clinched the Pac-12 South and earned a rematch against Stanford with their heartrending victory in Pasadena Saturday. Taylor Kelly accounted for over 300 yards of offense as Arizona State built up a big first-half lead that proved to be enough. The Forks return home to host Arizona, while UCLA heads to USC next week.
Javorius Allen rushed for a career-best 145 yards to lead the Trojans to victory in a game that tied for the second-coldest kickoff in USC program history. Quarterback Cody Kessler talked about the win afterward. Ed Orgeron's squad returns home to face UCLA, while Colorado travels to Utah next.
The Huskies racked up 692 yards of total offense Saturday at Reser Stadium. Over 500 of those came on the ground as Washington stormed out to a 62-6 lead. Bishop Sankey led the way with 179 yards on the ground. Steve Sarkisian's squad hosts Washington State next week while Oregon State visits the Ducks in Eugene.