Rivalry Week of Pac-12 Recap


University of Washington vs. Washington State, 27-17

Nov 29, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies quarterback Keith Price (17) talks with a player on the Washington State Cougars following a 27-17 Washington victory at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Cougars battled, but the University of Washington ended with the win Friday at Husky Stadium, 27-17. On the third-and-five of the opening drive for Washington, Darryl Paulo sacked Keith Price for a 6-yard loss, starting the momentum for the Cougars off strong. Yards were held  down on both sides throughout the first half, but the Cougars took advantage of some momentum in the first half to jump to a 10-3 lead at the break on a Halliday to Rickey Galvin touchdown. Keith Price threw for two turnovers in the first half, but Bishop Sankey slowly turned the tide in the second half. The two UW All-Americans Sankey and Austin Seferian-Jenkins made big plays for touchdowns that gave the Dawgs a 20-10 lead going to the 4th. Price also rebounded nicely and played a near-flawless half of football. Halliday led the charge back, pulling the Cougs within three, but towards the late stages of the 4th quarter threw an interception at 20-17 Huskies, and caused a change in momentum that was not in the Cougs’ favor. Halliday ended the night with two touchdowns, two interceptions, and 282 yards, a solid game but with costly interceptions in the last five minutes.

Oregon vs. Oregon State, 36-35

Oregon scraped a win over Oregon State in Eugene, Friday, 36-35. Oregon wide receiver, Josh Huff, scored a 12-yard touchdown pass with 29 seconds lefts, sealing the Beaver’s fate. Duck’s quarterback, Marcus Mariota, passed for 285 yards and two touchdowns, but also had two interceptions. OSU quarterback, Sean Mannion, was the passing leader of the night with 314 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Oregon freshman, Thomas Tyner, rushed for 140 yards and a touchdown for the Ducks.

Utah vs. Colorado, 24-17

Nov 30, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Utes defensive tackle Viliseni Fauonuku (98) and defensive end Thretton Palamo (22) react to a sack by Fauonuku during the first half against the Colorado Buffaloes at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Utah pulled out a win against Colorado Saturday in Salt Lake City, 24-17. Utes runningback, Kelvin York, lead the night with 132 yards and two touchdowns, helping Utah seal the win. The first half was a blowout with the Utes leading 21-0, but the Buffs battled their way back in the second half. Both quarterbacks, Sefo Liufau and Schulz, were neck-and-neck in passing yards. Liufau ended with 241 and Schulz ended with 233. Overall, the Utes had a 67 yard advantage on the night.

Stanford vs. Notre Dame, 27-20 

Stanford claimed victory over Notre Dame by a single touchdown Saturday in Stanford, CA, 27-20. Cardinal cornerback Wayne Lyons intercepted two passes by Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees in the fourth quarter, helping Stanford overcome Notre Dame. Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan threw for two interceptions, with a total of 158 yards and one touchdown. Stanford is on track to compete in the Rose Bowl, but with this loss it is likely that Notre Dame will enter a lower-tier bowl.

UCLA vs. USC, 35-14

UCLA beat USC Saturday in Los Angeles, 35-14. With such an even match, UCLA being ranked 22nd and USC 23rd, it was a toss up as to where this game would go. UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley passed for 208 yards and rushed for two touchdowns, helping to solidify the win. Trojan running back Javorius Allen rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown. Marqise Lee had six catches for 69 yards. USC couldn’t capitalize on any opportunities to score in the fourth.

Arizona State vs. Arizona, 58-21

Nov 30, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver Jaelen Strong (21) celebrates a touchdown pass against the Arizona Wildcats in the second half of the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium. Arizona State defeated Arizona 58-21. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona State swept the rival game against Arizona Saturday in Tempe, 58-21. The Sun Devils dominated the first half and kept it going for the rest of the game. The win earned ASU home-field advantage for the PAC-12 title game coming up. Sun Devil quarterback, Taylor Kelly, threw for 274 yards and two touchdowns, also throwing one interception. Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey was the rushing leader of the night with 157 yards and a touchdown. ASU running back D.J. Foster rushed 124 yards and two touchdowns. Sun Devil wide receiver Jaelen Strong ran for a 61-yard touchdown, totaling 142 receiving yards.