And you thought Week 3 was dramatic? This week Oregon narrowly escaped defeat in Pullman, Arizona dropped California on a no-time-left Hail Mary touchdown and the Utes took it to Michigan at the Big House. We see you, Week 4.
He may not be a household name yet, but Anu Solomon could be by the end of the year if he keeps putting up these kinds of numbers. Arizona and California put on a duel Saturday night, with Cal leading by 22 at halftime, before a wild finish. Arizona travels to Oregon next, while the Bears host Colorado.
Former CU star Paul Richardson left some pretty big shoes to fill for the Buffs' receiving corps. Luckily, Nelson Spruce has no problem doing it. Spruce had 13 catches for 172 yards and two touchdowns, and he was all smiles after Colorado held off Hawai'i 21-12 on Saturday. Colorado heads to California next week to take on an angry Bears squad.
Like many schools in the Pac-12, Utah would be a different team without its starting quarterback, and on Saturday, that almost became a reality. Luckily, Travis Wilson was fine and, it appears, so are the Utes. After waiting out bad weather, the Utes used Wilson’s arms and legs to dominate the Wolverines in the Big House, locking up another big non-conference win for the Pac-12. Andy Phillips also had four field goals for the Utes. Utah hosts Washington State next Saturday.
No Sports Illustrated cover jinx here: Marcus Mariota, who graced the cover of SI earlier in the week, had five touchdown in the Palouse on Saturday. He helped hold off the Cougs with this fourth-down scramble, escaping with a 38-31 win. Oregon has 12 days to get healthy before hosting Arizona on Oct. 2.
After trailing 14-0 at halftime, the Huskies scored 45 unanswered points in the second half on Saturday. Marcus Peters had two interceptions to help lead the Huskies back, and Cyler Miles threw three touchdown passes as Chris Petersen’s offense clicked, sending UW into conference play with momentum. Washington hosts Stanford next week.
On a night when Sean Mannion became the school’s all-time passing yards leader, it was the Beavers' defense that set the tone and never let up. Obum Gwacham, still in transition from receiver to defensive end, notched his third sack of the season in the fourth quarter of the Beavers' 28-7 win over the Aztecs Saturday. Conference play opens up next week at USC.