What happened this weekend? Here’s everything you need to know about Week 10 of the Pac-12 season.
Pac-12 Week 10 Roundup, Rankings, Bowl Projections & What You Need To Know
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Pac-12 Week 10 Rankings
1. Washington (9-0)
2. Washington State (7-2)
3. Utah (7-2)
4. USC (6-3)
5. Colorado (7-2)
6. Stanford (6-3)
7. California (4-5)
8. Oregon (3-6)
9. Arizona State (5-4)
10. UCLA (3-6)
11. Arizona (2-7)
12. Oregon State (2-7)
Pac-12 Week 10 Roundup
Washington 66, California 27
Prediction: Washington 48, California 24, UW -16.5
Quick Take: You don’t think Washington isn’t just a little bit miffed about the College Football Playoff rankings? Cal has absolutely no defense whatsoever, but what the Huskies did was special on several different levels. Jake Browning threw for 378 yards and six scores, John Ross caught six passes for 208 yards and three scores, Dante Pettis caught eight passes for 104 yards and three touchdowns and threw for another score, and the offense did absolutely anything it wanted to. With 704 yards of total offense, this was the statement. This was when the Huskies showed just how good they really could be when they turned it loose.
But Cal is supposed to keep up the pace with anyone, and it couldn’t. The Washington defense did its part, but Davis Webb wasn’t ever really right. He threw for just 262 yards and a score, giving away three picks and playing rattled all game long – he didn’t have anything easy. Now the Bears have to win two of their final three games against Washington State, Stanford, and UCLA to go bowling.
USC 45, Oregon 20
Prediction: USC 48, Oregon 37, USC -17
Quick Take: Sam Darnold will turn the ball over from time to time, but when he’s on, the USC offense is unstoppable. He threw for 309 yards, and Ronald Jones cranked out 171 yards and four scores on the ground as the team continued to look like the star of the South – even if it might be a bit too late. Throw away the 13 penalties for a whopping 129 yards – the team played too well.
Oregon’s high-octane offense fizzled, and now that might just be it for any real bowl dreams – it’s not sweeping the final three games. Royce Freeman and the running game didn’t have anywhere to go, while Justin Hebert threw for just 162 yards and a score – doing too much dinking and dunking with nowhere to go. The team was outclassed on both sides of the ball, and it wasn’t even close.
Washington State 69, Arizona 7
Prediction: Washington State 34, Arizona 20, Wazzu -17
Quick Take: Both teams showed exactly who they really are to a cartoonish degree. That’s what Washington State is supposed to do, cranking up 69 points on an unstoppable 32-of-35 day from Luke Falk, throwing for 311 yards and four scores. Tyler Hilinski stepped in and was every bit as amazing, hitting 15-of-17 throws as the two quarterbacks spread the ball around to 14 different receivers. Now, there’s no question about it – the Cougars really are going to deep in the Pac-12 title hunt until the end. They’re getting better as the season goes on.
Arizona just needs this thing to be over. Anu Solomon threw a touchdown pass for the injury-riddled team, but the offense did nothing to help out the defense that was a total and complete disaster. The Wildcats turned it over three times, Wazzu didn’t give it away at all, and now the season is basically over for Arizona.
Stanford 26, Oregon State 15
Prediction: Stanford 31, Oregon State 10, Stanford -14.5
Quick Take: Alright, so this is going to be Stanford, and it’s not going to change. Christian McCaffrey is the entire team, and if he’s not rolling, forget about it. He ran for 199 yards and a score on 32 carries, and he needed to control the game considering there still isn’t any passing game. To be fair, Bryce Love helped with a big run of his own, but it really was all about the running game and the kicking game. Keller Chryst threw for just 60 yards and didn’t take any chances.
Oregon State doesn’t have a passing game – and Marcus McMaryion struggled to hit the weak Cardinal secondary – but that’s expected. If the rushing attack isn’t controlling the game, forget about it. The Beavers averaged close to six yards per carry, but that’s mostly because Ryan Nall tore off a huge run that skew the stats. The Beavers were never in it.
Colorado 20, UCLA 10
Prediction: Colorado 27, UCLA 23, Colorado -13
Quick Take: Colorado continues to keep on moving in the Pac-12 South race. It might not have been the best performance, and the offense sputtered a bit too much, but it got the weeknight win and it stayed alive. Sefo Liufau threw for 143 yards and two picks, the team turned it over four times, and the 12 penalties for 128 yards would have been a killer, but UCLA played worse.
The Bruins only turned it over once, but it committed 13 penalties and couldn’t get anything going on the ground to take any pressure off the Josh Rosen-less offense. Coming off the bombing against Utah, Mike Fafaul couldn’t get hot again, throwing for 185 yards, barely hitting half of his passes. On the plus side, LB Jayon Brown came up with a massive 19-tackle game for a defense that did its job, but the offense couldn’t help the cause.
Pac-12 Week 10 Bowl Projections
Valero Alamo Bowl
National Funding Holiday Bowl
Foster Farms Bowl
Hyundai Sun Bowl
Las Vegas Bowl
Motel 6 Cactus Bowl