Roundup: UW's Jake Browning, ASU's Eno Benjamin break school records
During the Huskies’ 35-7 win over BYU Saturday night, Washington quarterback Jake Browning became the school’s all-time leading passer, surpassing Cody Pickett (Pac-12.com video). He is now at 10,347 passing yards and 86 touchdowns.
Arizona State running back Eno Benjamin broke the school’s single-game rushing record Saturday night against Oregon State, going off for 312 yards on 30 carries (10.4 yards per carry) in the 52-24 triumph over the Beavs (ABC15 Arizona).
Not too far behind Benjamin was Jermar Jefferson, who piled up 254 rushing yards against the Sun Devils. Nick Daschel wonders whether Jefferson is the best freshman running back ever at Oregon State in this piece posted Sunday afternoon on The Oregonian/OregonLive.
Following the 38-16 win over UCLA Friday night, Colorado football jumped into the top 25 in both polls, earning a No. 21 ranking the AP poll and a No. 22 ranking in the Coaches poll. Brian Howell notes that this is the first time Colorado has been ranked since finishing the 2016 season at No. 17 in the AP poll and No. 15 in the Coaches poll.
Very impressive performance for Oregon, putting a disappointing loss behind it by blasting away Cal 42-24 on the road Saturday night in Berkeley. John Canzano writes that Oregon “kick[ed] Cal around” to set up a huge game against rival Washington. It was not a pretty sight for Ducks fans the last time Washington played in Autzen (I’m sure they don’t need to be reminded of that 70-21 loss so I’ll leave it at that).
Rusty Simmons opines that Cal missed an opportunity to jump into the national conversation with the loss to Oregon.
Arizona football coach Kevin Sumlin said that quarterback Khalil Tate still isn’t completely healthy and is “battling through it,” per Michael Lev. The Wildcats showed some serious fight but couldn’t quite complete the comeback in a 24-20 loss to USC Saturday night in Tucson.
Yeah, the Trojans won and improved to 3-2, but J. Brady McCullough harps on USC’s penalty issues from Saturday’s game against Arizona, getting flagged 18 times for 169 yards (Los Angeles Times).
In a battle of the top two teams in the nation, No. 1 Stanford women’s soccer outlasted No. 2 USC 1-0 in overtime thanks to an extra-session goal from super frosh Sophia Smith (Pac-12 Networks recap).
Some game in Pullman with the Cougs outlasting Utah 28-24 to get to 4-1, and John Blanchette of The Spokesman-Review writes that the Cougars’ defense showed heart in the victory over Utah.
Kurt Kragthorpe writes that the season is getting away from Utah following the loss to Washington State. The Utes have a difficult task ahead of them to avoid an 0-3 start to Pac-12 play when they travel to The Farm to take on Stanford Saturday night.
One bright spot for the Bruins in the loss to Colorado was the production of running back Joshua Kelley, who rushed for 124 yards on just 12 carries. Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times features the UC Davis transfer running back in the preceding link.