Roundup: ASU is all business at halftime

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Arizona State

Really intriguing article here from Doug Haller of the Arizona Republic about how Arizona State is all business at halftime. It's a good read on just how effective Todd Graham at getting the Sun Devils to make halftime adjustments.


Their starting QB has struggled the last couple of weeks, but the Utes will stick with Travis Wilson and perhaps slow things down on offense. Dude’s been battling injuries, but he won’t use that as an excuse, and Wilson is determined to play his way out of a slump.


While it was a nice win for the Huskies on Saturday night, Washington expects to miss Kasen Williams for the rest of the year after suffering a fracture in his lower left leg during the game against Cal.

Washington State

Washington State safety Deone Bucannon is a Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist, along with Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (Oregon) and Steven Nelson (Oregon State). The award is given to the best defensive back in college football. Bucannon leads the Pac-12 with 73 tackles and his four picks are tied for second.


In some absolutely not surprising news, Anthony Barr was named a Butkus Award semifinalist, along with Shayne Skov (Stanford), Trevor Reilly (Utah) and Khairi Fortt (Cal). This goes to the top linebacker in the US of A.


In some other absolutely not surprising news, B.J. Denker was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week after putting on a 457-yard show against Colorado Saturday night. Defensive POW is Trent Murphy of Stanford and Special Teams POW is Travis Coons of U-U-U---U-Dub!


Hunter Hewitt takes us inside the numbers with 10 alarming statistics for Cal football. Not too pretty.


That loss to Arizona really hurt the Buffs’ chances of getting to six wins, and now Colorado faces an uphill climb to bowl eligibility.

Oregon State

It’s a short week between tough games for the Beavers, who just had to take on Stanford last Saturday night before having to get ready for a Friday night tilt against the Trojans.


With the Oregon State win in the rear-view mirror, the Oregon Ducks are next on the menu for the Cardinal. The hype still holds for this one -- you’ll have to wait just nine more days now.


Dude/dudette, college basketball season is just a little more than a week away -- how ‘bout that? We should probably talk a lil’ hoops then. Luckily for all of us, ESPN’s Dana O’Neill has a good read on Andy Enfield trying to resurrect USC. They might be picked to finish 11th in the conference, but the Trojans should be fun to watch.


How ‘bouts another hoops link, as former Oregon Duck Luke Jackson has taken to coaching as the head man of the Northwest Christian Beacons. His boys fell to the Quacks in an exhibition tilt  last weekend.

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