Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
Week 2 performances that should be celebrated:
Arizona State QB Rudy Carpenter: No Arizona State quarterback has thrown for more than the 733 yards Carpenter has piled up in the season's first two games. Despite getting hit repeatedly, Carpenter completed 27 of 36 passes for 345 yards with three touchdowns in the 41-17 victory over Stanford.
California RB Jahvid Best: Some running backs never get an 80-yard TD run their entire careers. Best had TD runs of 80 and 86 yards in the Golden Bears' 66-3 bludgeoning of Washington State. Best finished with 200 yards on 14 carries and three TDs. And he's got to be on the cusp of entering the Heisman Trophy discussion.
The California defense: The Cal unit nips Arizona State's fine effort against Stanford because the Bears held Washington State to 173 total yards and three points on the road. A dominant performance for a team that appears to be coming together.