Roundup: Mannion-to-Cooks combo is best in the nation

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Oregon State

When you have a guy who leads the nation in passing and another who leads the nation in receiving, it should come as no surprise that Oregon State’s Mannion-to-Cooks connection is one of the best in the nation.


There’s at least one Pac-12 receiver who admires what Oregon State is doing with Brandin Cooks, and one of them is a guy who saw Cooks torch his team the previous weekend. And, while I’m sure he’d like to touch the ball as much as Brandin, Paul Richardson is trying to stay patient.


Very nice Thursday night treat for ya tomorrow night on Fox Sports 1 when Utah plays host to UCLA, and the starting quarterbacks in this one – Travis Wilson and Brett Hundley – share similarities, the major one being that they’re both good at football. #understatement


Well, if you ask Oregon running backs coach Gary Campbell, it doesn’t look like De’Anthony Thomas will play Saturday at Colorado.


He had his struggles against Washington on Saturday, but B.J. Denker is Arizona’s best option at quarterback, says Rich Rodriguez.


I'm sure you’re interested in Pete Carroll’s thoughts on Lane Kiffin’s firing, right?

Arizona State

Ted Miller of ESPN decided to do a story on the Sun Devils donning fiery black hats for the Notre Dame game, and I decided to include it in the link roundup.


Sure, Washington ended the Cardinal’s chance at a perfect season last year, but No. 5 Stanford isn’t thinking of revenge. As receiver Ty Montgomery put it, they’re just trying to go 1-0 this week, ya dig?


With a 4-0 record and the right mindset about them, the Huskies seem to be buying into the process. It was just five years ago that these dudes went winless before the Sarknado came to town.

Washington State

Remember that dude in the stands at the Seattle Game who seemed to really like his popcorn? Luckily for all of us, Mike Leach watched the Popcorn Guy footage at his press conference and complimented his form. How can you not love Popcorn Guy?


The Air Raid meets the Bear Raid Saturday afternoon in Berkeley, and Cal is looking forward to facing a pass-happy opponent in Wazzu. Think there might be a touchdown or two in this game?


The Bruins were known for having some beast offensive lines a couple of decades ago (Jonathan Ogden ring a bell?), so it’s no surprise that UCLA’s offensive line is happy to revert to the past.

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