Monday, September 1, 2008
Pac-10 Morning: Ducks QB Roper should play Saturday
Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
Seems like everyone outside of the state of Washington is smiling (you Beavers have surely recovered, right?)
Hard to find too many Arizona negatives after a 70-0 victory, but the coaches will try in order to keep the focus strong for Toledo.
With its backups in and the score 30-0, Arizona State let up over the final quarter and a half against Northern Arizona. Dennis Erickson doesn't seem worried. The Sun Devils hope to be back in their storm-damaged indoor practice facility this season.
Oregon got good news Sunday: QB Justin Roper should be ready to play vs. Utah State and OT Fenuki Tupou will return after a one-game suspension for receiving improper benefits from a representative of a professional sport management firm. More notes a day after stomping Washington.
USC coach Pete Carroll expects to see Ohio State RB and Heisman Trophy candidate Beanie Wells in two weeks. One of the only negatives in the bludgeoning of Virginia was Joe McKnight's muffed punt return and WR Vidal Hazelton's bum ankle.