Washington State Beats California 44-22
Connor Halliday threw for 521 yards and three touchdowns and Washington State used its highest scoring conference game in 10 years to snap an eight-game skid against California with a 44-22 victory Saturday.
Vince Mayle caught two TD passes and Teondray Caldwell, Jeremiah Laufasa and Marcus Mason also scored touchdowns for the Cougars (4-2, 2-1 Pac-12), who last beat the Golden Bears (1-4, 0-2) in 2002.
Freshman Jared Goff threw for 489 yards and two touchdowns for his third 400-yard passing game already this season and Chris Harper had 13 catches for 216 yards and a score. But it wasn't enough to give coach Sonny Dykes his first win against an FBS opponent in a disappointing debut season with the Bears.
Cal's only win this season is against lower-division Portland State and the Bears current nine-game losing streak to FBS opponents since beating Washington State Oct. 13, 2012, is the longest of any team in a BCS conference.
No. 5 Stanford Outlasts No. 15 Washington, 31-28
Ty Montgomery finished with 290 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns, and fifth-ranked Stanford held on to beat No. 15 Washington 31-28 on Saturday night in a matchup of unbeaten Pac-12 North teams.
Montgomery returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a TD and caught a 34-yard pass for another score to put the Cardinal (5-0, 3-0) in control from the start and keep them there. Stanford led from wire-to-wire while winning its 13th straight game and 12th in a row at home, though Washington never went away.
Keith Price threw for 350 yards and two touchdowns and nearly led the Huskies (4-1, 1-1) back. But officials overturned Price's completed pass on fourth down in the final minutes to end Washington's rally.
Mariota's 7 TDs Lead No. 2 Oregon Over Buffs 57-16
Marcus Mariota threw five touchdown passes and ran for two scores as No. 2 Oregon brushed off some early trickery to rout Colorado 57-16 on Saturday.
The Ducks' sophomore connected for two touchdowns each with Josh Huff and Bralon Addison, and played only 2½ quarters.
The Buffaloes had Folsom Field in a frenzy when they kept things tight early on, but the crowd didn't like it when Colorado kept going for field goals while the Ducks were piling up the points.
Oregon (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12) has scored at least 55 points in all of its games under first-year coach Mark Helfrich, a former offensive coordinator at Colorado, who took over when Chip Kelly left to coach the Philadelphia Eagles.
Forcing a three-and-out after the opening onside kick, a 75-yard TD toss from receiver Paul Richardson on a double-reverse and a fourth-down stop had the 40-point-underdog Buffaloes (2-2, 0-2) up 10-8 early.
Adams Leads E. Washington Past Weber St. 41-19
Vernon Adams threw for four touchdowns and ran for another as Eastern Washington rolled to a 41-19 win over Weber State in a Big Sky Conference game Saturday night.
Adams had three scoring throws and a rushing touchdown in the first half as the Eagles (3-2, 1-0 Big Sky) opened up a 27-12 lead. Freshman Cooper Kupp had the first two scores, covering 50 and 27 yards, giving him nine touchdowns among 22 catches this season. Adams found Ashton Clark for a 14-yard TD reception for the third.
Demitrius Bronson scored on a 9-yard run and Adams hit Mario Brown for 6 yards in the third quarter when the Eagles out-gained the Wildcats (1-5, 0-2) 165-14. EWU had a 493-249 advantage in total offense, including 279 on the ground as four different backs had at least 40 yards, led by Brown's 98 on 10 carries.
Montana Beats Portland State 55-27
Jordan Johnson threw four touchdown passes and Travon Van and Jordan Canada each topped 100 yards rushing to pace Montana to a 55-27 victory over Portland State on Saturday.
The Grizzlies (4-1, 1-1) never trailed in the Big Sky Conference game that featured nearly 1,100 yards in combined total offense.
Johnson had scoring passes of 36, 25 and 10 yards to Clay Pierson, and a 17-yard TD strike to Cam Warren. Van scored on a 42-yard scamper, Canada scored on a 2-yard run and Jordan Tripp recovered a fumble in the end zone.
Portland State's (3-3, 0-2) Kieran McDonagh had scoring passes of 32 yards to Shaq Richard and 12 yards to Victor Dean. Dean caught a 71-yard TD pass from Collin Ramirez. Backup quarterback Paris Penn added a 22-yard touchdown pass to Alex Toureen.
October 6, 2013