Rose Bowl field will be named Spieker Field after a donation from UCLA alum Tod Spieker. 

The Pac-12's best rushing defense faces the best rushing offense. Cal's surging defense will get a welcome challenge in facing a probable Heisman candidate. The Oregon State Beavers are playing for their fallen quarterback and more from the Pac-12 coaches as Week 4 approaches. 



Oregon running back Royce Freeman is nearing the Pac-12 record for rushing touchdowns. 

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Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton has been released from the hospital after being removed from the field on a stretcher during the Beavers’ 52-23 loss at Washington State. He appeared to be knocked out after taking a hit to the head in the fourth quarter.



The football fun starts Friday night in the Pac-12, with Arizona heading to UTEP (7:15 p.m. PT, ESPN), and Michael Lev writes about Rich Rodriguez’s decision to stick with Brandon Dawkins at quarterback despite a slow start to the season.


Games like USC-Texas could become a rarity in the CFP era to avoid losses. 

Colorado is offering free tickets to the Northern Colorado game for fans who donate to the Red Cross for hurricane relief. 

The Pac-12 coaches talk defense following week two. Some coaches see improvement within their own camps, while some fear others' offenses will overpower them all. 



Oregon football is "fiery" again but has work to do to get back to elite status, 


Sam Cooper of Yahoo Sports dissects USC’s impressive offensive display in its 42-24 win over Stanford Saturday night in Los Angeles. The Trojans put up 623 yards, getting 316 yards through the air from Sam Darnold and more than 100 yards apiece on the ground from Ronald Jones and Stephen Carr.



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