There were a lot of moving parts on Montlake entering the 2014 campaign. New coach. New quarterback. No more Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

And also no more Bishop Sankey. With the 1,870-yard back of a season ago off to the Tennessee Titans, the Huskies had a huge void to fill in the backfield entering this year.

Royce Freeman ran for two touchdowns in his college debut.

Despite only seeing one half of action, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota effectively kicked off his Heisman campaign vs. South Dakota Saturday on Pac-12 Networks.

After rushing for just 1,277 yards in 2013, getting more production from their running backs was one of Oregon’s State’s primary objectives coming into the 2014 season.

Freshman JuJu Smith had a big debut for the USC Trojans in their 52-13 win against Fresno State.

Nelson Agholor made a tough catch as the USC Trojans beat Fresno State.

Oregon State senior safety Tyrequek Zimmerman came into 2014 with nearly 200 tackles in his career, but had yet to grab an interception in his three years of action as a Beaver.

That would change in a big way Saturday against Portland State on Pac-12 Networks as Zimmerman grabbed the first two interceptions of his career against Vikings, including this acrobatic pick that thwarted a little trickery from Portland State. 

One of the highlights of Oregon State’s 2014 season will be watching senior quarterback Sean Mannion climb his way up the list of the Pac-12’s all-time leaders in passing yardage. In fact Mannion, who entered the season ranked tenth, already is on the move.

By Parker Baruh, special to
Updated August 30, 2014

Jared Goff gave Cal its first win of the season with a three-touchdown performance Saturday afternoon against Northwestern.

Goff was in sync with his receivers all game long including this 76-yard touchdown connection with Trevor Davis, which stands as the second longest pass of Goff's young career.

What's new in football fashion this year? Check out what Pac-12 teams are wearing in the opening week of the college football season.


The Ducks face South Dakota sporting white helmets and jerseys to go with "apple green" pants.




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