Battle for the Pac-12 South: UCLA heads to ASU

This week on the Football Podcast, Pac-12 Networks analyst Jake Plummer weighs in on what to watch for in Thursday's game when UCLA takes on Arizona State and Rick shares how to correctly "salt away the game" as well as shares his best personal best stunt from the past in his "Gridiron Lullaby". Coach also tells us why and how Oregon's defensive front needs to pick it up to keep the Ducks at the top.

Moments to listen for:

3:00 Rick sings the praises of Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon for not getting down on himself during the first half against Cal and how that was the key for coming back after a lackluster first half.

9:10 Oregon football. Rick and Mike tackle the faults in Oregon's offensive line and why the Ducks need their line to step up to stay on top. 

14:00 Rick explains the math behind running the clock or "salting the game away" and why it can make or break integral games and seasons. 

21:20 Mike shares that following Arizona's hail mary pass, the "#CALvsAZ" hashtag was trending third in the nation, and fourth in the world. Pretty exciting stuff for the Pac-12 Conference, guys.

26:30 Jake Plummer discusses what ASU's offense will look like Thursday against UCLA without starting quarterback, Taylor Kelly.

30:00 - 34:30 Rick and Mike tackle why UCLA at ASU will come down to who protects the passer best.

34:45 In this week's "Gridiron Lullaby" Rick shares a personal story of running the clock while coaching at Colorado and then No.3 Texas A & M traveled to Folsom Field. It's a trick play you don't want to miss.

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