Falk Leads Washington State To 38-24 Win Over Arizona State

goCOUGSPULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Luke Falk threw for 497 yards and five touchdowns as Washington State beat Arizona State 38-24 Saturday to become bowl-eligible for the second time in coach Mike Leach's four years with the program.

Dom Williams caught six passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns for Washington State (6-3, 4-2 Pac-12), which overcame a 14-0 first quarter deficit.

Arizona State (4-5, 2-4) scored a touchdown on each of its first two possessions, then was held to one more the rest of the game. It was the Sun Devils' third consecutive loss.

Washington State, which lost on a last-second missed field goal last week against No. 9 Stanford, managed to protect Falk from one of the best pass rushes in the Pac-12. He completed 36 of 55 passes, with one interception, and was sacked three times.

Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici completed 27 of 44 passes for 229 yards.

November 8, 2015


Adams Throws For 4 Tds And Oregon Beats Cal 44-28

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Vernon Adams threw for 300 yards and four touchdowns, including a pair to Bralon Addison, and the Oregon Ducks became bowl eligible with a 44-28 victory over slumping California on Saturday night.

Royce Freeman had 29 carries for 180 yards as the Ducks (6-3, 4-2 Pac-12) held on to a slim shot at a place in the conference championship game with their third straight win. The Ducks amassed a school record 777 yards in total offense.

It was Oregon's first conference victory at Autzen Stadium this season after earlier losses to Utah and Washington State.

Jared Goff threw for 329 yards and two touchdowns for the Golden Bears (5-4, 2-4), who dropped their fourth straight game after a promising 5-0 start.

Adams started his third straight game after struggling with a broken index finger on his throwing hand earlier this season.

November 8, 2015

Northern Arizona Rolls Past Eastern Washington 52-30

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) - Corbin Jountti rushed for three touchdowns, Casey Jahn ran for two and Marcus Alford returned an interception 70 yards for a score as Northern Arizona defeated Eastern Washington 52-30 on Saturday night.

The Lumberjacks (6-3, 4-2 Big Sky Conference) forced four turnovers and had three fourth-down stops to end the Eagles' 19-game regular-season home winning streak. It was just the sixth loss on Eastern Washington's red turf, installed in 2010, and left Southern Utah as the lone unbeaten team in league play.

Case Cookus completed 22 of 30 passes for 224 yards and a 1-yard scoring pass to Emmanuel Butler for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks added 160 yards on the ground, with Kendyl Taylor, Jahn and Jountti all with more than 50 yards. All of Jountti's touchdowns came in the fourth quarter when NAU scored 28 points.

Jordan West and Reilly Hennessey combined for 367 yards passing for Eastern Washington (6-3, 5-1).

November 8, 2015

No. 13 Utah Leans On Defense For 34-23 Win Over Washington

SEATTLE (AP) - Gionni Paul returned a fumble 54 yards for a touchdown, set up another score with an interception and No. 13 Utah held off Washington 34-23 on Saturday night to remain in control of the Pac-12 South Division race.

Utah (8-1, 5-1, No. 12 CFP) leaned on big plays from its defense to overcome the Huskies (4-5, 2-4). After going two weeks without forcing a turnover, the Utes forced three in the first half and made that stand up against Washington's second-half rally.

Paul jumped on Dwayne Washington's fumble midway through Utah's 24-point second quarter and went untouched to give the Utes a 21-6 lead. Quarterback Travis Wilson ran 3 yards for a touchdown with 3:27 left in the fourth quarter after the Utes had gone scoreless in the second half.

Devontae Booker rushed for 150 yards to help Utah maintain a one-game lead on the chase group in the Pac-12 South.

November 8, 2015

Josh Rosen Helps No. 22 UCLA Rout Oregon State 41-0

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Josh Rosen threw two touchdowns to Thomas Duarte and No. 22 UCLA beat Oregon State 41-0 on Saturday in cold, rainy conditions to keep alive its Pac-12 title hopes.

Rosen was 22 for 33 for 333 yards, with the freshman sitting out the fourth quarter. The Bruins (7-2, 4-2) had 676 yards against the Beavers (2-7, 0-6).

UCLA limited Oregon State to 246 yards and forced four turnovers against redshirt freshman quarterback Nick Mitchell. The Beavers are rebuilding under first-year coach Gary Andersen and remain the only winless team in conference play.

The Bruins capitalized on turnovers to score 24 points in the second quarter.

November 8, 2015