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

Late TD Gives Northern Colorado Win Over Portland St 35-32

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Trae Riek ran for 145 yards on 25 carries and scored on a 2-yard run with 23 seconds left to lift Northern Colorado to a 35-32 win over Portland State on Saturday.

The Bears (5-4, 3-4 Big Sky Conference) took over on their 11 with 44 seconds to play after a Viking punt. Jacob Knipp, who threw for 270 yards, hit Alex Wesley for 58 yards on the first play and then Knipp hooked up with Riek for 28 yards to the 2. After one run was stopped, Riek punched in the game winner.

The Vikings (7-2, 4-2) scored twice in the fourth quarter, taking their only lead on Steven Long's 25-yard burst up the middle with 5:17 to play. Earlier, Alex Kuresa - who threw for 250 yards - hit Darnell Adams for a 64-yard TD.

Northern Colorado, which had 13 penalties for 161 yards, turned the ball over on downs at the PSU with 2:16 to play.

November 8, 2015

Rays And Mariners Swap 6 Players In 1st Significant Trade

mariners logo9SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays have completed the first significant trade of the offseason, a six-player swap that sends infielder Brad Miller, first baseman Logan Morrison and pitcher Danny Farquhar to Tampa Bay for pitchers Nathan Karns and C.J. Riefenhauser, and minor league outfielder Boog Powell.

The teams announced the deal Thursday night.

Miller, Morrison and Farquhar played extensive roles for the Mariners last season, but will not be part of the club's future under new general manager Jerry Dipoto and manager Scott Servais. Morrison played in a career-high 146 games last season, hitting .225 with 17 homers. Miller was moved between the middle infield and outfield, playing in 144 games.

Karns likely jumps into Seattle's rotation after starting 26 games last season for the Rays, going 7-5 with a 3.67 ERA. He led American League rookies in innings pitched and strikeouts.

November 6, 2015

Highclimbers Over Yelm, 44 - 27

shelton yelmfb 110515Kickoff started at 6PM for the last game of the Highclimbers football season. Shelton played the Yelm Tornados at Yelm. Brandon Sparks, on-air broadcaster for KMAS reported that the first six possessions of the game resulted in touchdowns.

With 6:38 left in the second quarter, Yelm and Shelton were tied at 20.

Halftime score was Shelton 27, Yelm 20.

Sparks said it was a fun game through the fog. Final score: Shelton 44, Yelm 27. Great night for Colton Paller, Kyle Kimball, Tyler Giraldes and Gabe Reyna for the Climbers.

November 6, 2015- Information from  Brandon Sparks, @OlySportsBlog