Roundup: Peyton Pelluer becomes longest-tenured Washington State football player in WSU history
A lot of the talk in the Palouse has centered around Heisman hopeful quarterback Gardner Minshew II, but don’t forget about Washington State linebacker Peyton Pelluer, and Theo Lawson goes through all 52 of Pelluer’s games played at Washington State in this link, with Pelluer giving his comments on all 52. Really good stuff here.
The Washington-Washington State game will decide the Pac-12 North Friday evening (5:30 p.m. PT, FOX), but the bigger news is that the University of Washington marching band’s bus rolled over on its way to Pullman Thursday evening (CNN). Luckily there were no life-threatening injuries suffered, but nearly 40 people got hurt in the crash. As a result, the Washington band will not attend the Apple Cup, Kyle Bonagura reports.
Before the Apple Cup kicks off, we’ve got the Civil War for you on our airwaves at 1 p.m. PT coming live from Corvallis. Check out our Oregon-Oregon State football game preview featuring Mike Yam and Curtis Conway.
Nick Daschel recognizes Oregon State football’s 15-man senior class heading into the Civil War.
The Saturday fun begins with a noon kickoff at the Rose Bowl with the Bruins hosting the Cardinal on Pac-12 Networks, so Thuc Nhi Nguyen gives us a UCLA-Stanford football scouting report and prediction (she has the Card winning a close one, 27-24).
Just 30 minutes later (1:30 p.m. MT/12:30 p.m. PT, FS1), Arizona State and Arizona do battle in Tucson, and Jeff Metcalfe gives us a look back on the 120-year history of the Territorial Cup. The NCAA recognizes the Territorial Cup as the country’s oldest college rivalry trophy game, Metcalfe notes.
Here’s a Colorado-Cal football scouting report provided to us by Brian Howell. Buffs need to win this one to get to a bowl game (kicking off at 4 p.m. PT/5 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Networks).
Meanwhile, the Cal defense is tasked with preparing for Colorado receiver Laviska Shenault, who has been all-everything for the Buffs when he has been healthy. Rusty Simmons has the story.
With USC wrapping up its regular season at home against Notre Dame (5 p.m. PT, ABC), Joey Kaufman gives us this story on what the future holds for blind USC long snapper Jake Olson, who will be playing at the Coliseum for the final time.
Saturday night Pac-12 football action will end with No. 17 Utah against BYU (8 p.m. MT/7 p.m. PT, FS1), and Gordon Monson gives us a list of 50 things that are “100 percent guaranteed to happen – or not” in the Utah-BYU game.
It hasn’t exactly been a good Feast Week for Pac-12 men’s basketball, but Arizona did acquit itself pretty well at the Maui Invitational with a fourth-place finish. The Wildcats went 1-2 in Maui, and here is Bruce Pascoe’s gamer from the Wildcats’ 73-57 loss to No. 8 Auburn. It was a two-point game midway through the second half before the Tigers pulled away.
Looking to make your wallet $19.99 lighter on Black Friday? Then I suggest you watch the Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson match-play event for $9 million (USA TODAY on the preview). Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley and Samuel L. Jackson will be commentating, so that might be worth the price of admission alone.