Quick look at Week 10 Pac-12 games

October, 29, 2012
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Here's a quick look at Week 9 in the conference. All times are ET.

Friday

Washington (4-4, 2-3) at California (3-6, 2-4) 6 p.m. ESPN2: The Huskies lead the series 49-38-4 and have won the past three, including a 31-23 win in Husky Stadium last year. The Bears need to win their final three games to become bowl eligible. The Bears surrender 4.1 sacks per game, which ranks 118th in the nation. Washington is 97th in the nation with 1.38 sacks per game.

Saturday

No. 14 Stanford (6-2, 4-1) at Colorado (1-7, 1-4) 11 a.m. FX: Stanford leads the series 4-3 but has won the past three, including a 48-7 win last year. The Buffaloes defense ranks last in the Pac-12 in scoring, total defense, rushing defense and pass efficiency defense. They also are last in the conference in scoring offense and turnover margin. Stanford is tied for first in the Pac-12 with 33 sacks. Colorado ranks 119th in the nation, yielding 4.13 sacks per game.

Washington State (2-6, 0-5) at Utah (3-5, 1-4) noon Pac-12 Network: Utah leads the series with Washington State 6-5. The visitor has typically held the upper hand in this series: WSU is 3-2 in Salt Lake City and Utah leads 4-1 in Pullman, including last year’s overtime win in the Palouse. The Cougars' last visit to Rice-Eccles Stadium was in 2000, a 38-21 victory. Utah’s last win over WSU in Salt Lake City was in 1985, 44-37. The Cougars have thrown 15 interceptions this year, five more than any other Pac-12 team. The Utes, however, have just three interceptions, tied for the fewest in the conference.

No. 4 Oregon (8-0, 5-0) at No. 17 USC (6-2, 4-2) 4 p.m. FOX: USC leads the series 38-18-2 and won last year in Eugene, 38-35. The teams have split their past four games. The Trojans have been flagged 10.25 times per game for 84.63 yards per game, with both numbers ranking last in the nation. The Ducks are No. 1 in the nation in scoring offense (53.38 points per game) and No. 3 in rushing offense (330.63 yards per game). The Ducks are 13th in pass efficiency defense. USC QB Matt Barkley is 13th in the nation in passing efficiency. He leads the Pac-12 with 25 TD passes, five more than anyone else.

No. 22 Arizona (5-3, 2-3) at UCLA (6-2, 3-2) 7:30 p.m. Pac-12 Network: UCLA leads the series 19-15-2 but Arizona has won five in a row, including a 48-12 win last year. That game featured a dimwit running on the field dressed up like a referee and a massive brawl that ended up getting 10 players -- six from UCLA and four from Arizona -- suspended. Arizona QB Matt Scott leads the conference in passing yards and total yards per game. UCLA QB Brett Hundley is second.

Arizona State (5-3, 3-2) at No. 11 Oregon State (6-1, 4-1) 7:30 p.m. ESPN2: The Sun Devils lead the series 26-11-1, including a 35-20 win last year. But before that the Beavers had won four of five. Cody Vaz will get his third start of the season at QB for the Beavers. He will replace former starter Sean Mannion, who returned from a knee injury last weekend at Washington but threw four interceptions. Arizona State is the least penalized team in the Pac-12. It also leads the conference with 33 sacks. The Beavers lead the Pac-12 in scoring defense (17 points per game). Arizona State leads the conference in total defense (322 yards per game). Oregon State is No. 3 in the conference with 311.7 yards passing per game. The Sun Devils are No. 1 in the conference in pass defense, giving up just 148.4 yards per game.

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