Jack, No. 16 UCLA edge past Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. — Freshman linebacker Myles Jack played offense, too, rushing for 120 yards on his first six carries of the season, including a 66-yard touchdown run to help No. 16 UCLA beat Arizona 31-26 Saturday night.
On defense, Jack had eight tackles and recovered Ka'Deem Carey's fumble in the UCLA end zone as the Bruins won in Tucson for the first time since 2003.
Brett Hundley passed for two touchdowns and ran for another as UCLA (7-2, 4-2 Pac-10) stayed a game behind first-place Arizona State in the Pac-12 South. Carey rushed for 149 yards on 28 carries for the Wildcats (6-3, 3-3), running his school-record string of consecutive 100-yard rushing games to 12.
Hundley threw a 66-yard touchdown pass to Shaq Evans on UCLA's first offensive play. Evans also had a 4-yard scoring catch.
Arizona's B.J. Denker had a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown passes to Nate Phillips.
The Bruins were without starting running back Jordon James, who aggravated a right ankle injury a week earlier against Colorado, and they turned to the 18-year-old Jack to fill in at crucial times.
No. 23 Arizona State 20, Utah 19
At Salt Lake City, Taylor Kelly ran for a touchdown and threw for another in the fourth quarter and Arizona State came from behind to beat Utah.
Sun Devils All-America defensive tackle Will Sutton sealed the victory with an interception at the 25.
Stifled by Utah's aggressive defense for the most of three quarters, Kelly helped keep the Sun Devils (7-2, 5-1 Pac-12) in the driver's seat for the Pac-12 South title.
Kelly finished 19-for-31 passing for 144 yards and Marion Grice rushed 20 times for 136 yards. Grice busted through the Utah line and rumbled 38 yards to set up Kelly's 14-yard touchdown pass to Richard Smith with 2:37 to play to make it 20-19. Utah's Trevor Reilly sacked Kelly on the 2-point conversion attempt. Travis Wilson was 6-for-21 for Utah (4-5, 1-5 Pac-12) and threw interceptions that ended the Utes' last two drives.
Washington 59, Colorado 7
At Seattle, Keith Price threw for two touchdowns and ran for one as part of a huge first half where Washington racked up nearly 500 yards on offense, and the Huskies routed Colorado to become bowl eligible for the fourth straight season.
Price was masterful in the first half. He completed 22 of 29 throws for 312 yards and two scores. He found backup tight end Joshua Perkins sliding out the backdoor for a 6-yard TD pass that gave the Huskies a 17-7 lead, then hit Austin Seferian-Jenkins on a 15-yard jump ball on the last scrimmage play of the first half for a 31-7 lead at the break.
USC 62, California 28
At Berkeley, Calif., Nelson Agholor had two of Southern California's NCAA-record tying three punt returns for touchdowns and Javorius Allen scored three times to help the Trojans beat California for the 10th straight time.
Agholor started the scoring for USC (7-3, 4-2 Pac-12) with a 75-yard return and added a 93-yarder late in the second quarter to help USC win for the fourth time in five games under interim coach Ed Orgeron.
Josh Shaw also returned a blocked punt 14 yards for a score earlier in the second quarter for the Trojans, who tied the record last achieved by Oklahoma against UCLA in 2003 when Antonio Perkins returned three punts for scores.
The Trojans had far too much speed for the Golden Bears (1-9, 0-7) to handle as Allen scored on runs of 43 and 79 yards and a 57-yard screen pass from Cody Kessler to extend USC's dominance over Cal. Allen gained 192 yards on seven offensive touches.
The Trojans haven't lost in this series since a triple-overtime defeat in Berkeley in 2003, outscoring the Bears by an average of 20 points in that span and not trailing at any point in a game since 2007.
The Bears failed to give first-year head coach Sonny Dykes a home victory against an FBS opponent in six games. Their only home win came was a 37-30 decision over Portland State of the lower-level FCS on Sept. 7. Cal has not beaten an FBS opponent anywhere since a 31-17 win at Washington State on Oct. 13, 2012.
The 14-game skid against FBS teams is the longest active one in the country and many of those games haven't even been close. Cal has been outscored by an average of more than 25 points per game in that skid.
A coaching change has provided a spark for the Trojans. They have been much improved since Orgeron replaced Lane Kiffin after the Trojans lost 62-41 at Arizona State on Sept. 28 and remain in the running to win the Pac-12 South title.
After Goff threw two TD passes early in the second quarter to get Cal back in the game, USC scored three touchdowns in a span of 3:35 to break the game open.
The surge started after a rare positive play from Cal's defense when Michael Barton sacked Kessler to put the Trojans in a second-and-18 hole. But Kessler dumped a short pass off to Allen, who did the rest by racing 57 yards for the score to make it 28-14.
The special teams took over from there with Soma Vainuku blocking Cole Leininger's punt and Josh Shaw catching it at the 14 and running in for the score.
Leininger got his punt off after Cal's next possession but the Bears had no answer for the speedy Agholor, who maneuvered through the Bears' coverage unit for the 93-yard score. Agholor joined Mike Garrett as the only USC players with two punt-return touchdowns in a single game. Garrett set his record in 1965 at California.
Goff finished 34 for 48 for 255 yards and three touchdowns.
Dykes' 44th birthday got off to a bad start and only got worse after that. The Bears punted three times, committed three personal fouls and allowed three touchdowns to fall behind 21-0 after the first quarter.