Quick look at fifth week's games

September, 26, 2011
9/26/11
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Here's a quick look at Week 5 in the Pac-12.

California and Oregon are off. All games Saturday. All times are ET.

Arizona (1-3, 0-2) at USC (3-1, 1-1) 3:30 p.m., FSN: The Wildcats have been reeling for three weeks, but USC doesn't feel much better after getting whipped at Arizona State. Both teams need a win, but the Wildcats are trying to snap an eight-game losing streak against FBS foes.

Washington State (2-1, 0-0) at Colorado (1-3, 0-0) 3:30 p.m., FCS: The first "official" Pac-12 game inside Folsom Field (the visit from California didn't count in the conference standings). Both teams probably feel like they need to win this game to have hopes for bowl eligibility. They haven't played since 2004, a 20-12 Buffaloes win.

Washington (3-1, 1-0) at Utah (2-1, 0-1) 7 p.m. FSN: The first Pac-12 game inside Rice-Eccles Stadium. The Utes will want to make a statement about belonging. Both teams are hoping to move up in their respective divisions. The winner might end up ranked. The Huskies are 6-0 all-time versus Utah, though the teams haven't played since 1979.

Oregon State (0-3, 0-1) at No. 25 Arizona State (3-1, 1-0) 10:30 p.m., FS Arizona: The Sun Devils probably shouldn't take Oregon State too lightly, seeing that the Beavers beat them 31-28 last season. The Beavers haven't started 0-4 since 1996. This will be Oregon State redshirt freshman quarterback Sean Mannion's first road start. The Sun Devils shouldn't be looking ahead to a big South Division date with Utah on Oct. 8.

UCLA (2-2, 1-0) at No. 6 Stanford (3-0, 1-0) 10:30 p.m., FSN: UCLA got a critical win at Oregon State, but a visit to Stanford is a much more challenging road date. The Cardinal buried the Bruins 35-0 last year. UCLA probably will need to throw the ball: Stanford ranks No. 1 in the nation in rush defense. Of course, this will be the Cardinal's first game without linebacker Shayne Skov.

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