Lunch links: Rodgers backs Tedford
November, 16, 2012
By Kevin Gemmell | ESPN.com
- Kyle Quinn could be Arizona's MVP for the next two weeks.
- Todd Graham wants to put the focus on his defense.
- Aaron Rodgers backs Jeff Tedford, calls for discount double check.
- Colorado's Will Pericak is set to break the school's consecutive starts record by a lineman.
- Chip Kelly is extremely complimentary of Stanford's defensive front. A pretty heavy story on Kenjon Barner and the meaning of the family name.
- Oregon State kicker Trevor Romaine is getting back to basics. Back at the starting QB spot, Sean Mannion needs to throw strikes.
- David Shaw calls Marcus Mariota's performances thus far "mind boggling" (in a good way). If Stanford wants legitimacy, it will have to eventually beat Oregon.
- Jim Mora and the Bruins are sticking to the "just another game" mantra.
- How USC's 50-0 win last year over UCLA could be a turning point for the rivalry. Matt Barkley could still write his own ending.
- DeVonte Christopher is looking for any way to get on the field.
- Some Washington post-practice and personnel notes.
- The Marquess Wilson situation sheds light on the question of whether colleges can be trusted with an athlete's welfare.
- Athlon Sports offers up its Pac-12 storylines for this week.
2:00 PM ET Washington State Colorado State 3:30 PM ET 20 Fresno State 25 USC 5:30 PM ET Buffalo San Diego State 9:00 PM ET Tulane Louisiana-Lafayette
6:00 PM ET Pittsburgh Bowling Green 9:30 PM ET Utah State 23 Northern Illinois
2:30 PM ET Marshall Maryland 6:00 PM ET Syracuse Minnesota 9:30 PM ET Brigham Young Washington
12:00 PM ET Rutgers Notre Dame 3:20 PM ET Cincinnati North Carolina 6:45 PM ET Miami (FL) 18 Louisville 10:15 PM ET Michigan Kansas State
11:45 AM ET Middle Tennessee Navy 3:15 PM ET Ole Miss Georgia Tech 6:45 PM ET 10 Oregon Texas 10:15 PM ET 14 Arizona State Texas Tech
12:30 PM ET Arizona Boston College 2:00 PM ET Virginia Tech 17 UCLA 4:00 PM ET Rice Mississippi State 8:00 PM ET 24 Duke 21 Texas A&M
12:00 PM ET Nebraska 22 Georgia 12:00 PM ET UNLV North Texas 1:00 PM ET Iowa 16 LSU 1:00 PM ET 19 Wisconsin 9 South Carolina 5:00 PM ET 5 Stanford 4 Michigan State 8:30 PM ET 15 UCF 6 Baylor
7:30 PM ET 13 Oklahoma State 8 Missouri 8:30 PM ET 12 Clemson 7 Ohio State