Roundup: Goff lights up Armed Forces Bowl; USC up next

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Jared Goff threw for six touchdown passes to lead Cal to a 55-36 win over Air Force in the Armed Forces Bowl Tuesday, passing for 467 yards in what could be his last game as a Golden Bear.


On to the next one – Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times tells us how USC and Wisconsin match up in the Holiday Bowl. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. PT on ESPN as the Trojans try to make it 6-1 for the Conference of Champions.


UCLA running back Paul Perkins will enter the NFL draft, he announced Tuesday (Kyle Bonagura with the story). The redshirt junior ran for 3,491 yards and 29 touchdowns over three playing seasons.

Washington State

Washington State football assistant coaches Alex Grinch and Joe Salave’a have agreed to multi-year extensions, reports Jacob Thorpe. Also, AD Bill Moos and head man Mike Leach have agreed to rollover his contract through the 2020 season (there’s an annual rollover clause in his contract).


Stanford linebacker Blake Martinez spoke with our Yogi Roth about why he doesn’t eat dessert, and has barely had sweets since arriving on The Farm (he’s a senior). What? How do you not eat dessert?


Check out these end zone designs for the Alamo Bowl. Pretty sweet, eh? (Thanks for the heads up, Robby Kalland of CBS Sports).


Former Utah gymnastics coach Greg Marsden has joined Pac-12 Networks as an analyst, it was announced by the Networks.


Washington women’s basketball defeated Washington State 79-64 in the Pac-12 opener in Pullman behind 33 points from Kelsey Plum (Pac-12 Networks recap is the link).

Oregon State

Attendance increased for Oregon State men’s basketball non-conference home games for the second straight season, reports Danny Moran of The Oregonian/OregonLive.


Pat Rooney believes that Colorado point guard Dom Collier needs to be more consistent as Pac-12 play looms. Turnovers have been a bugaboo, especially against big-name opponents.

Arizona State

Doug Haller explains the development of Arizona State point guard Tra Holder.


Arizona women’s basketball outlasted George Mason in overtime at home in its final non-conference game. The Wildcats enter Pac-12 play with a 9-3 record.

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