Roundup: The Buffs are for real

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Following a two-touchdown win against Washington State, Ben Kercheval of CBS Sports believes that Colorado football is for real. The Buffs are 9-2, will almost certainly be in the CFP top 10 again and are a win against Utah away from a date in Santa Clara with one of the Washington schools.


Even if it doesn’t win the Pac-12 South, USC kept its Rose Bowl hopes alive by defeating UCLA 36-14 on Saturday night in the Rose Bowl (Los Angeles Times). Also, Kyle Bonagura writes that Sam Darnold is making USC football fun again.


Chantel Jennings writes that the 44-18 win over Arizona State gives Washington momentum heading into the Apple Cup. The Dawgs are still in a good position to go to the College Football Playoff and will likely be ranked at least fifth on Tuesday thanks to Louisville’s loss.


The Axe stays on The Farm with Stanford’s 45-31 win at Cal, and Jon Wilner grades Stanford’s Big Game victory, giving the boys a B+ for their efforts. The Cardinal still has a chance to win 10 games in what has been considered a “down” year.

Arizona State

It’s been a rough year for college football in the state of Arizona, but the Territorial Cup gives Arizona State and Arizona a chance to end the season on a high note, Doug Haller writes. Obviously, the season wouldn’t be over for Arizona State if it wins since it would qualify for a bowl game, but you get the picture.

Oregon State

Marcus McMaryion threw five touchdown passes in Oregon State’s 42-17 win over Arizona, and Gina Mizell has the breakdown in the link. The Beavs notched their third win of the season, an improvement over Gary Andersen’s inaugural 2-10 campaign.


Good stuff – Dillon Brooks will make his season debut Monday for Oregon against Georgetown at the Maui Invitational.

Washington State

Watch this half-court buzzer-beater by Washington State’s Chanelle Molina. The Cougs lost to Oklahoma State 79-72, but this was tight.


Ryan Kelapire of AZ Desert Swarm discusses how Arizona men’s basketball has kept its turnovers down this year so far. Small sample size and a weak opponent, but the Wildcats committed just one turnover in the second half against Sacred Heart on Friday.


California Golden Blogs gives us a preview of the Cal-San Diego State men’s basketball game Monday night in Sacramento.


Here are five takeaways from UCLA’s loss to USC, courtesy of FOX Sports via Go Joe Bruin.


Kyle Goon recaps the Utah women’s soccer season following its season-ending 1-0 loss to USC in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship.

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