Pac-12: Powerful offenses including tip top QBs conflict when No. 5 Washington heads to No. 24 USC
Southern California quarterback Caleb Williams has tossed for 2,646 yards and 25 scores this season.
Stone, Colo. — Things to watch in the Pac-12 Gathering this week:
Round OF THE WEEK
No. 5 Washington (8-0, 5-0 Pac-12, No. 5 CFP) at No. 24 Southern California (7-2, 5-1, No. 20 CFP), Saturday
These are two of the greater scoring groups in the country with both flaunting a tip top QB. Whenever every one of the focuses are scored — and there figures to be a ton of them — and all the TD passes are tossed between Michael Penix Jr. what’s more, Caleb Williams — once more, a great deal — the victor will have within track to a spot in the Pac-12 title game. The Huskies travel to the Arena interestingly beginning around 2015. They face a Trojans group that is 16-0 under the mix of mentor Lincoln Riley and Williams against unranked groups, yet 2-5 against groups in the AP survey, as per association research. The Huskies have dominated 15 straight matches dating to last prepare.
No. 20 UCLA (6-2, 3-2, No. 19 CFP) at Arizona (5-3, 3-2), Saturday
The Wildcats are getting votes in the AP Top 25 survey subsequent to overtaking positioned groups in two straight games. It’s whenever they’ve first dominated continuous matches over positioned adversaries beginning around 2014. Wildcats’ quarterback Noah Fifita got Pac-12 rookie of the week praises for the third time this season. He tossed for 275 yards and three scores in a 27-24 win over No. 16 Oregon State. The Bruins are 0-2 this season in games played external the territory of California.
No. 16 Oregon State (6-2, 3-2, No. 16) at Colorado (4-4, 1-4), Saturday
Deion Sanders and the Bison will show up on ESPN or network TV for a school-record eighth time this season. It’s impossible to tell which renowned famous people, artists or competitors might appear on the Colorado sideline. Sanders sure attracts a group to Stone, particularly for night games. Five of the last eight games between these two groups in the Pac-12 period have been one-score challenges. The last two held in Rock have gone to extra time, with the Beavers winning in 2018 (beating a 28-point shortfall) and the Bison in 2021 (two additional minutes).
PLAYER TO WATCH
Oregon protective back Tysheem Johnson had a two-capture execution in the Ducks’ 35-6 win at No. 18 Utah. Johnson assisted Oregon with holding a positioned group to six places or less out and about for simply the third time in program history — and first beginning around 1989. He was named the association’s guarded player of the week. No. 6 Oregon (7-1, 4-1, No. 6 CFP) has California (3-5, 1-4) on Saturday.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
No. 18 Utah (6-2, 3-2, No. 18 CFP) attempts to keep their glimmering any desires for shielding their Pac-12 title above water when the Utes have Arizona State (2-6, 1-4). … The Huskies are 8-0 for the 6th time in program history. They additionally began with eight straight wins in 1923 (completed 10-1-1), 1984 (11-1), 1991 (12-0), 1992 (9-3) and 2016 (12-2). … Washington State (4-4, 1-4) must be satisfied to see the schedule flip to November. The Cougars are a consolidated 1-7 in the long stretch of October over the beyond two seasons. They have dropped four straight heading into their game against Stanford (2-6, 1-5). … The Ducks lead the unsurpassed series with California 42-41-2. … Cal’s 49 focuses scored against the Trojans are the most in school history in a game the group lost, as per Pac-12 examination. … Stanford has permitted at least 40 focuses in four successive games without precedent for program history.