USC quarterback Matt Barkley and star safety T.J. McDonald returned for their senior seasons to complete unfinished business. On Saturday night in Palo Alto however, Stanford finished the Trojans' dream of an undefeated season.
Yes, you are reading that correctly. It made us double-take too. Datone Jones, a UCLA senior defensive lineman found himself on the receiving end of a Brett Hundley touchdown pass early in the Bruins' win over Houston Saturday night; and he looked good doing it. He just might give Mike Vrabel a run for his money.
The Pac-12 Networks launched one month ago today, and it has been an exciting 31 days. We have already seen some compelling football, along with quality live events in other Olympic sports. Throw in the networks' original programming and it's been a month to remember. And it's just going to keep getting better and better...
There is still a lot of football left to play tonight, but it will be hard to upstage this catch by Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins on Saturday evening in Seattle. There might not be a more talented player at their position than Seferian-Jenkins, who reeled in this touchdown over a Portland State defender who did everything imaginable to stop it.
Oregon sophomore De'Anthony Thomas already has plenty of footage in the can for a Heisman campaign; he can probably afford to leave this one on the cutting room floor. The first 49 yards of Saturday's scamper vs. Tennessee Tech are vintage Black Mamba. But that last few inches could have gone better.
California gave No. 12 Ohio State all it could handle but fell just short of the upset victory on Saturday in Columbus, losing 35-28 to the 3-0 Buckeyes despite out-gaining the home team by 100 yards on offense.
The Golden Bears fell behind 20-7 at the half but got back into the game thanks to its third-quarter defense, which frustrated the Buckeye offense to the tune of 25 yards and no points.
Pac-12 Networks football analyst Curtis Conway and entertainment icon Snoop Lion (formerly: Snoop Dogg) grew up playing youth football against one another in Los Angeles. Conway made an impression on Snoop too, as seen here:
Oregon star running back De'Anthony Thomas was first called "Black Mamba" by Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg), who knows a thing or two about nicknames. Here Coach Snoop recalls the exact moment he first saw Thomas in action, in the youth football league run by the entertainment icon in Los Angeles:
We’re gearing up for another explosive weekend of football as three of the Pac-12’s Top 25-ranked teams prepare to take the field on the Pac-12 Networks this Saturday. And if you’re a DISH customer planning to tune in, we’ve got great news: DISH, which continues to offer all its customers a free preview of Pac-12 Networks, will broadcast all football games in HD, beginning with this weekend’s matchups.