No. 8 Stanford survives scare
STANFORD, Calif. — Andrew Luck threw for 257 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 8 Stanford survived a shaky start to beat rival California 31-28 on Saturday night in a rain-soaked Big Game.
Luck revived his Heisman Trophy campaign by tossing scores to Levine Toilolo and Ryan Hewitt, keeping the Cardinal's slim chances of a Pac-12 title and national championship alive. He overcame an early interception and rallied Stanford (10-1, 8-1) from six points down to make sure The Axe stayed on The Farm for the second straight season. Zach Maynard finished with 280 yards passing with two touchdowns for the Golden Bears (6-5, 3-5) in the 114th edition of the Bay Area rivalry. Cal's offense struggled in the second half before a late comeback came up short.
Arizona 31, Arizona State 27
At Tempe, Ariz., backup quarterback Bryson Beirne connected with Juron Criner on a 23-yard touchdown play with 5:18 remaining and Arizona held on for a win.
The game ended with the Sun Devils (6-5, 4-4) on the Arizona 15-yard line, where two passes by Brock Osweiler fell incomplete.
Beine had just come on in relief of game MVP Nick Foles, who completed 35 of 51 for 370 yards and two touchdowns before being shaken up and leaving the game. Criner caught nine for 134 yards for Arizona (3-8, 2-8). Osweiler was 36 of 65 for a career-best 487 yards and a touchdown but was intercepted twice. The Sun Devils' Gerell Robinson had 11 receptions for 199 yards, both career bests. mlink
UCLA 45, Colorado 6
At Pasadena, Calif., Kevin Prince threw for 225 yards and hit tight end Joseph Fauria with two of his career-high four touchdown passes, and UCLA moved within one victory of an improbable Pac-12 South title.
Johnathan Franklin rushed for 162 yards and a score, while Shaq Evans and Nelson Rosario also caught TD passes for the Bruins (6-5, 5-3), who would play in the Pac-12's inaugural title game if they can beat archrival Southern California next weekend.
Tyler Hansen passed for 127 yards and threw three interceptions for the Buffaloes (2-10, 1-7), who extended a dismal school record with their 23rd consecutive road defeat. One week after snapping a seven-game skid by beating Arizona, Colorado fell behind 21-0 in the first quarter and never threatened UCLA.
Utah 30, Washington State 27, OT
At Pullman, Wash., Coleman Petersen kicked a 38-yard field goal in the first overtime as Utah beat Washington State.
Washington State (4-7, 2-6 Pac-12) got the first possession of overtime, and quarterback Connor Halliday was intercepted by Mo Lee, his second of the game.
Utah (7-4, 4-4) took over and John White ran three times for a total of 4 yards. Then Petersen came in and kicked the winning field goal for the Utes' fourth consecutive victory.