Week 8

Pac-12 Week 8 Roundup, Rankings, Bowl Projections & What You Need To Know


What happened this weekend? Here’s everything you need to know about Week 8 of the Pac-12 season.


Pac-12 Week 8 Roundup, Rankings, Bowl Projections & What You Need To Know

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Pac-12 Week 8 Rankings

1. Washington (7-0)
2. Washington State (5-2)
3. Utah (7-1)
4. USC (4-3)
5. Colorado (6-2)
6. Stanford (4-3)
7. Arizona State (5-3)
8. UCLA (3-5)
9. California (4-3)
10. Arizona (2-5)
11. Oregon (2-5)
12. Oregon State (2-5)

Pac-12 Week 8 Roundup

Did you stay awake for the double-overtime California 52-49 win over Oregon? It was worth it, even if it ended at 3:30 in the morning on the East Coast. Justin Herbert was terrific even in the loss, throwing for 258 yards and six touchdowns and running for 56 yards for the Ducks, but his one interception in overtime ruined a huge day. Davis Webb threw for 325 yards and five scores for the Bears, while Tre Watson and Khalfani Muhammad combined for 302 yards on the ground. … Washington blew off the potential trap game against Oregon State by scoring the first 31 points of the game, all in the first half. Jake Browning threw for three scores as the Huskies rolled by a Beaver offense trying to figure out the QB Situation. Marcus McMaryion completed just 12-of-26 passes with two picks. … Got any more retired players who want to play some more, Utah? Joe Williams came in from the cold a few weeks ago, and this week he ripped through UCLA for 332 yards and four scores on 29 carries in the 52-45 Ute win. However, the Bruins – without Josh Rosen – got a huge day from Mike Fafaul, who completed 40-of-70 passes for 464 yards and five scores, but with four picks. … On the one side was the Utah-UCLA shootout, on the other was Colorado’s 10-5 win over Stanford. Both teams were miserable, but the Cardinal turned it over four times, and the Buffs didn’t give it away at all – and that was the difference. Christian McCaffrey was held to 92 yards on 21 carries, outgunned by Phillip Lindsay’s 131 yards for the Buffs. … It might not always be smooth, but Washington State keeps on winning and is deep in the hunt for the Pac-12 title with a 4-0 conference start. The running game was nowhere in the 37-32 win over Arizona State, and the pass protection was non-existent – finishing with -52 yards on the ground – but it was a road win over a good team. The ASU quarterback situation is a nightmare, with Manny Wilkins hurting after completing 5-of-6 passes for 39 yards. Four Sun Devils, including RB Demario Richard, combined to hit 14-of-24 passes for 167 yards.

Pac-12 Week 8 Bowl Projections

Fiesta Bowl
Ohio State vs. Washington

Rose Bowl
Michigan vs. Washington State

Valero Alamo Bowl
West Virginia vs. Utah

National Funding Holiday Bowl
Penn State vs. USC

Foster Farms Bowl
Minnesota vs. Colorado

Hyundai Sun Bowl
North Carolina vs. UCLA

Las Vegas Bowl
San Diego State vs. Stanford

Motel 6 Cactus Bowl
TCU vs. Arizona State