Opponents' Overall Record: 44-24
Opponents' Record Last Week: 6-5
Teams off this week: Illinois
Boise State (4-2) @ Utah State (3-4)
Without Chuckie Keeton, the Utah State offense just isn't the same. The Aggies couldn't really get anything going at all as Joe Southwick led the Broncos going 30 for 44 for 335 yards. He did throw two TDs and also managed to match that performance with two interceptions. At the end of the first half the Aggies managed to block a Boise State punt, but couldn't do anything on offense after the fact. Final score: Boise State wins 34-23.
Northern Colorado (1-6) @ Idaho State (3-3)
At long last, Idaho State can finally say it is no longer the bottom dweller in the Big Sky ... at least this year. The mighty Bengals racked up 532 yards of total offense, getting 375 in the air and 157 on the ground. The only time this game was in doubt was in the first quarter, when the game was tied at zero. The Bengals led for the remainder of the game, and came away with an impressive victory over Northern Colorado.
Arizona (2-3) @ USC (3-2)
Arizona went to the Coliseum hoping to catch the Trojans all out of wack with interim coach Ed Orgeron at the helm. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, Lane Kiffin was not still the coach. This was a high scoring affair, with both teams combining for 1054 yards. This year has been a rough one for Rich Rodriguez after his fast start. This year's problem also happens to be last year's problem, as the Wildcat defense has been having serious trouble stopping everyone it has played during conference play. Final score: USC wins 38-31.
#5 Stanford (5-1) @ Utah (4-2)
Call this game the flop of the week. Utah's defense was surprisingly salty, as they held the Cardinal to a season low 21 points. At the end of the 4th quarter, and with a minute remaining, Kevin Hogan was able to drive the Cardinal to the Utah 6 yard line. On third and 4th down, Kevin Hogan threw incomplete passes, as Utah held on to win the game. This also happened to be the only time in the history of Rice Eccles Stadium that the Utes beat a team ranked in the top 4. Final score: Utah wins 27-21.
#2 Oregon (6-0) @ #16 Washington (4-2)
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Colorado (2-3) @ ASU (4-2)
This was another one of those games that was over before it started. Arizona State scored 25 in the first quarter and 22 in the second. It was another display from Colorado that shows, at least Colorado fans, that they should have probably stayed in the Big 12 to rebuild ... but that's neither here nor there. This game was just embarrassing. Final score: ASU wins 54-13.
Oregon State (5-1) @Washington State (4-2)
Oregon State continues to show that people shouldn't forget they exist ... even though no one can forget they exist after that loss to Eastern Washington ... Anyways, Washington State was hoping for the team that showed up against the Eagles, and, surprisingly, that team showed up ... until the 4th quarter. To start the 4th quarter, the game was tied at 21. Then the Beavers rattled off 4 touchdowns. Final score: Beavers win 52-24.
California (1-6) @ #11 UCLA (5-0)
UCLA continued is great run to start off the season with a walloping of the Cal bears. However, I still can't decide what has surprised me more this season ...: UCLA's consistently high quality of play, or Cal's amazing ability to be completely inept ... every game. This was one of those games where UCLA didn't have a high rushing total, but Brett Hundley still lit up the bears. He threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns. Final score: UCLA wins 37-10.