The Wildcats couldn't hold a 13-10 fourth-quarter lead and fell 20-13 to host USC. Arizona lost despite holding USC to 12 total yards in the second quarter and 50 total yards in the third period. Willie Tuitama threw for 233 yards, but Arizona managed just 22 rushing yards. Tuitama scored Arizona's only TD on a 1-yard sneak. Next: Saturday, vs. Stanford.
The Sun Devils continued their second-half dominance in a 44-20 romp past visiting Washington. The Huskies led 17-13 at halftime, but the Sun Devils seized control in the second half to move to 7-0. Arizona State has outscored its opponents 136-29 in the second half this season. The Sun Devils finished with 523 yards, including 296 on the ground. Next: Oct. 27, vs. California.
The Golden Bears blew a chance to move into the top spot in the polls, falling 31-28 to visiting Oregon State. Starting QB Nate Longshore didn't play because of an ankle injury. Backup Kevin Riley threw for 294 yards and two TDs, but he made a critical mistake late. With Cal trailing 31-28 at Oregon State's 12 with 14 seconds left and no timeouts, Riley tried to scramble for the winning score. But he was tackled after a 2-yard gain and time expired. Next: Saturday, at UCLA.
The Ducks jumped out to a 19-0 first-quarter lead and rolled to a 53-7 victory over visiting Washington State. Dennis Dixon threw for 287 yards and three TDs and also ran for a score. The Ducks finished with 551 total yards and had a 10-minute time-of-possession advantage. Oregon was 12 of 18 on third-down conversions.
Next: Saturday, at Washington.
Senior TB Yvenson Bernard ran for 110 yards and two TDs as the Beavers stunned host California 31-28. Bernard gave the Beavers the lead for good with a 1-yard TD run on fourth-and-goal with 8:30 left. After Cal's Jahvid Best fumbled the ensuing kickoff, Alexis Serna gave Oregon State a 31-21 lead with his third field goal. It was Oregon State's fourth consecutive victory in Berkeley.
Next: Oct. 27, vs. Stanford.
The Cardinal couldn't hold a 31-17 lead late in the third quarter and fell 38-36 to visiting TCU. Anthony Kimble ran for 109 yards and two TDs. But the Cardinal allowed 344 passing yards, and Stanford quarterbacks were sacked five times. Next: Saturday, at Arizona.
The Bruins were off last week.
Next: Saturday, vs. California.
The Trojans rallied to beat visiting Arizona 20-13, thanks to two big plays by freshman TB Joe McKnight. McKnight set up the Trojans' final two scores with a punt return of 45 yards and a run of 59 yards. Mark Sanchez, who was making his first college start, hit TE Fred Davis with a 25-yard TD pass with 10:47 remaining. It was the first play after McKnight's punt return. That gave USC a 17-13 lead, and Arizona didn't get another first down.
Next: Saturday, at Notre Dame.
The Huskies allowed 523 yards of offense in falling 44-20 at Arizona State. Washington led 17-13 at halftime before being overpowered in the second half. The Huskies have lost four in a row after a 2-0 start. Jake Locker was 10 of 28 for 142 yards and a TD; he also ran for a score.
Next: Saturday, vs. Oregon.
The Cougars dropped their fourth in a row, getting blown out 53-7 by Oregon. The Cougars turned it over three times in the first quarter, which ended with the Ducks leading 19-0. Alex Brink threw for 251 yards and a TD, but was sacked six times. He has thrown 18 TD passes this season.
Next: Oct. 27, vs. UCLA.