Roundup: Fiesta Bowl for Territorial Cup winner?

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Arizona State

Jeff Metcalfe of The Arizona Republic wonders if the winner of the Territorial Cup will play in the Fiesta Bowl. Big stakes in this game either way.


Zac Ellis of Sports Illustrated believes that Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is in control of the Heisman Trophy race.


Stanford wide receiver Ty Montgomery will not play against UCLA Friday, David Shaw told reporters at his Tuesday press conference. Montgomery will be resting a right shoulder injury with hopes of returning for the squad’s bowl game.


On the other hand, the Bruins hope to overcome their recent struggles against Stanford, writes Dan Greenspan of the Associated Press. Stanford has won the last six meetings between the two sides. Also, watch UCLA basketball coach Steve Alford hit a half-court shot.


Arizona men’s basketball survived Kansas State 72-68 in the semis of the Maui Invitational Tuesday, and Scott Phillips of CollegeBasketballTalk writes that Rondae Hollis-Jefferson’s unselfishness will benefit the Wildcats in the long run.

Oregon State

Gina Mizell opines that Sean Mannion’s impact on Oregon State football will live on well after his playing days in Corvallis are over.


USC running back Buck Allen is unsure about whether he will leave school early for the NFL draft or come back for one more hurrah in Troy, writes Scott Wolf. He's a redshirt junior.


Christian Caple features Washington defensive lineman Drew Schultz, who earned a scholarship as a senior. Tip of the hat to you, Drew. Good story here.

Washington State

Dale Grummert of the Lewiston Tribune says that Washington State wide receiver Kristoff Williams will be honored on Senior Night on the day of the Apple Cup, after it was originally thought that wouldn’t be the case. He suffered a season-ending concussion in September.


Word is that Sefo Liufau will start at QB for Colorado against Utah, pre Kyle Ringo and Ralphie Report. Going into their final games as Buffs, the Colorado football seniors have no regrets about playing in Boulder despite having never made it to a bowl game with the Buffs.


Cal football coach Sonny Dykes discussed the evolution of the spread offense on the coaches’ conference call Tuesday, and he gave a pretty good answer that Kevin Gemmell puts in block quotations for us.


Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune features Utah men’s basketball forward Chris Reyes, saying he does the team’s “dirty work.”

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