Pac-12 teams are beating themselves up. Only one unbeaten remains after UCLA went down at Stanford on Saturday. Here's what happened around the conference in week 8 of the 2013 football season.
The Utes were flying high after an upset win over then-No. 5 Stanford, but the Wildcats squashed their good vibes behind Ka'Deem Carey's 236-yard rushing effort on a night Tedy Bruschi saw his jersey retired. B.J. Denker also accounted for three Arizona touchdowns. Utah goes to the Coliseum next week while Arizona travels to Colorado.
The Ducks racked up 719 total yards of offense on a night that Wazzu quarterback Connor Halliday attempted an NCAA-record 89 passes. A pair of first-half Oregon fumbles kept the score close for a while, but another sparkling Marcus Mariota effort turned this into another rout. The Ducks host UCLA next weekend while the Cougars get a bye.
The Beavers are still on fire. Brandin Cooks caught 13 passes for a career-high 232 yards as part of Sean Mannion's 481-yard passing effort as Oregon State dominated in Berkeley. Cal must now travel to Washington while the Beavers prepare for an epic home clash versus Stanford.
The Trojans outgained their rivals 330-295 in South Bend, but the Irish defense outlasted USC to end their five-game home losing streak to Troy. Ed Orgeron's squad converted two third-down conversions early but then went 0-for-11 over the rest of the game. USC hosts Utah next weekend.
Following a 4-0 start, the Huskies have fallen upon hard times: Taylor Kelly and Marion Grice fueled a 585-yard Arizona State offensive outburst in Washington's third consecutive loss. The Sun Devils rushed for 314 yards, while UW finished with negative four in the desert. Washington returns home to face Cal next weekend while the Sun Devils have a bye.
In bouncing back from their loss at Utah, the Cardinal handed the Bruins their first defeat of the season. Tyler Gaffney's 171 yards on 36 carries iced a smothering Stanford defensive performance that held UCLA nearly 300 yards below its season average coming in. Oh, and there was this Kodi Whitfield catch. Here's David Shaw after the game. Both teams head to Oregon next week: the Bruins to Eugene and the Cardinal to Corvallis.
The Buffs finally made up their September contest canceled by flooding on Saturday, taking on Charleston Southern instead of the originally scheduled Fresno State. Quarterback Sefo Liufau won his first career start while Michael Adkins scored four touchdowns. Colorado hosts Arizona next.