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Pac-12 Weekend: All Eyes on Oregon State at USC

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With the Oregon Ducks on a much needed ‘bye’ week, the rest of the Pac-12 Conference is in full force with five games this weekend. One game is already in the books with UCLA taking care of business against Arizona State in the desert 62-27 on Thursday night. There are some important Saturday games including Washington hosting Stanford and USC playing host to the Oregon State Beavers at the Coliseum.

The Washington Huskies enter the game on Saturday ranked twenty-eighth in the country in rushing. The Huskies have won all of their non conference games by a combined score of 162-101. Quarterback Cyler Miles has thrown for five-hundred twenty five yards and five touchdowns on the season so far, but the team defensively has had to fight for their victories.

Washington won by just a point over Hawaii and narrowly defeated Eastern Washington 59-52 in what seemed more like a shootout at times. Enter the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday afternoon and a team ranked first for points against and a shutdown defense.

Josh Huff drags a Stanford defender with him  | Photo by Gary Breedlove
Josh Huff drags a Stanford defender with him | Photo by Gary Breedlove

The Cardinal has given up ten points this season, in a loss to USC a few weeks back and enter 2-1 on the year. Stanford has has the last week off to prepare for their trip to Washington to face Chris Peterson and the Huskies.

The game that has the gold star next to it this weekend is Oregon State at USC. The Beavers are 3-0 on the season and look to make some eary Pac-12 noise and a win over the Trojans will likely get them ranked. Oregon State enters Los Angeles with plenty of experience on offense.

Quarterback Sean Mannion is climbing up the passing chart and Running Back Storm Woods brings speed with two-hundred twelve yards on the season to go with two touchdowns. Mannion has thrown for over nine-hundred yards in three games this season and OSU will look to continue the passing attack with some new blood at the Wide Receiver position. Sophomore Victor Bolden is looking to make a name for himself this season and has eighteen catches for one-hundred ninety two yards in 2014. Senior Tight End Connor Hamlett has added a wrinkle to the Beavers Offense with eleven catches for one-hundred sixty five yards.

Oregon State vs USC Football
USC Trojans running back Javorius Allen breaks a tackle from OSU’s Mana Rosa | (Don Ryan/AP Photo)

On the other side of the ball USC Quarterback Cody Kessler is completing over sixty-five percent of his passes and the Trojans offense is marching faster with a no huddle offense with Steve Sarkesian at the helm.

I am looking forward to the battle between Kessler and Mannion. The winner of that battle will likely be the leader of the team that wins the game. Mannion is a seasoned veteran and Kessler is coming along nicely, but is not quite as good as the Oregon State signal caller.

There is one other game this weekend in the Pac-12 as Washington State visits Utah. The Cougars will hit the road following their loss last week to Oregon. WSU is 1-3. Utah on the other hand is 3-0 after beating Idaho State, Fresno State and travelling to Michigan and winning in the Big House last weekend.

Cougars Quarterback Connor Halliday can still sling the ball around and has passed for ninteen hundred yards and six touchdowns this season. Washington State leads the country in passing, but when it comes to running the ball they are far behind coming in one-hundred twenty sixth(that’s an average of just over fourty-five yards per game.)

Utah has averaged forty-seven points in their victories, good enough for seventh in the country in points for, and are favored over Washington State by ten on Saturday night on Pac-12 Networks. Utes Junior Quarterback Travis Wilson�returned from a nasty hit last weekend against Michigan to lead the team to a victory. He is having a solid season throwing for six-hundred eighteen yards and seven touchdowns.

The fourth game on the docket is Colorado taking on Cal.

The Golden Bears are 2-1 and Quarterback Jared Goff seems to has found a rhythm and has the team averagig three-hundred thirty five yards per game on the season. He has thrown for eight-hundred ninety yards and has tossed ten touchdowns in that span. For the Colorado Buffaloes it is also about passing the ball.

Buffs Quarterback Sefo Liufau has thrown for over eleven-hundred yards and ten touchdowns on the year and Nelson Spruce leads the receiving corps with five-hundred eighteen yards and seven touchdowns.

Colorado and Cal kickoff at 1:00pm Pacific Time on Pac-12 Networks. Stanford and Washington kickoff at 1:15pm Pacific time on FOX. The two primetime games are Washington State at Utah on Pac-12 Networks at 5pm Pacific Time and Oregon State at Stanford at 7:30pm Pacific Time on ESPN.

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