This Week in Pac-12 Football - Week Six
FROM SUN UP TO AFTER DARK: Action this week kicks off for #Pac12FB on Friday with a Pac-12 South rivalry from the desert with ARIZONA STATE at ARIZONA, and continues bright & early on Saturday:
- On Wednesday, FOX and the Pac-12 announced that the UTAH at COLORADO game will move from Friday evening on FS1 to FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff on Saturday at 9a PT / 10a MT.
- FOX continues with a Pac-12 North showdown with WASHINGTON at OREGON right after at 1p PT / 2p MT.
- ABC will feature another Pac-12 South rivalry with USC at UCLA at 4:30p PT / 5:30p MT.
- A pair of 7:30p PT kickoffs wrap up the day with CAL at WASHINGTON STATE on FS1 and STANFORD at OREGON STATE on ESPNU.
THE 2020 #PAC12FCG: Saturday will feature several matchups between Pac-12 North and Pac-12 South opponents that will look to determine participants in the 2020 Pac-12 Football Championship Game, presented by 76.
- Pac-12 North: The winner of the WASHINGTON at OREGON would earn the Pac-12 North division title and a trip to the #Pac12FCG.
- Pac-12 South: The division title for the south will come down to contests between USC at UCLA and/or UTAH at COLORADO, as the Buffs would need a win AND a win for UCLA, while the Trojans would need a win OR a win for UTAH.
- All #Pac12FCG scenarios presented are based on the current schedule of games being played this week.
- The #Pac12FCG will be home-hosted this year, with the site location coming down to the Pac-12 South division winner.
- The 2020 #Pac12FCG will be Friday, Dec. 18 at 5p PT / 6p MT on FOX.
FINAL WEEK’S MATCHUPS: The Pac-12 will announce its final week of matchups (week seven) following this weekend’s contests.
BUFFALO STAMPEDE: COLORADO improved to 4-0 on the season this past week, starting 4-0 for the first time since 2018 (started 5-0 that year). The Buffs have now started 3-0 in conference play for the first time since 2002 (first 3-0 start in Pac-12 play ever for the Buffs.)
- Head Coach Karl Dorrell is now the second Colorado coach since 1905 to his first four games as a head coach (Rick Neuheisel won his first five in 1995, with Dorrell as his offensive coordinator).
- Buffs ran for 407 yards vs. ARIZONA, the most rushing yards in a single game by a Pac-12 team this season (next most, 281 by UCLA).
WE CU, JAREK: Buffs RB Jarek Broussard last week ran for a career-high 301 yards, becoming the fourth player in COLORADO history to run for 300+ yards.
- Broussard’s 155 rush yards in the second quarter vs. ARIZONA were the most yards in a single quarter in Buffs history.
- He is now the first player in Buffs history to start his career with 100+ yards in his first four games.
- Currently ranks second in FBS in rush yards per game with 183.3.
FIGHT ON: On Sunday evening, USC’s Amon-Ra St. Brown recorded four TD receptions, all in the first quarter vs. WASHINGTON STATE.
- With the performance, the Trojans receiver became just the second player in FBS history with four receiving TDs in a single quarter (also, Duke’s Corey Thomas had four in 1997 vs. Georgia Tech).
- Trojans QB Kedon Slovis had five total TDs in the first half on Sunday, finishing with 287 yards total on the day (first Trojans QB with five TD in a half since 2014, Cody Kessler vs. Notre Dame).
- With the win on Sunday, USC has started 4-0 for the first time since 2017 and will be looking to go 5-0 to start a season for the first time since 2006 (started 6-0 that season). USC has started 4-0 in conference play for the first time since 2006.
- USC is one of nine remaining undefeated teams in FBS (also, COLORADO in the Pac-12).
AWARDS WATCH: This week, a number of National College Football Awards Association semifinalists were announced, in addition to a pair of honors for COLORADO student-athletes with Nate Landman earning the Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week honor and Jarek Broussard the Early Campbell Tyler Rose Award Player of the Week honor, for their performances last weekend.
- Butkus - Landman, COLO; Lloyd, UTAH
- Doak Walker - Jefferson, OSU
- John Mackey - Otton, WASH
- Burlsworth - Dancy, CAL; Fernea, UCLA; Grant, OSU; Lisk, UTAH; Mazza, WSU; Russell, COLO; Tremanyne, STAN; Zendejas, ASU
- Wuerffel - Saffell, CAL
- Lott Impact - Booker, STAN; Hufanga, USC; Landman, COLO; Molden, WASH
- William V. Campbell - Molden, WASH (named finalist on Nov. 12).