Monday, September 13, 2010
Quick previews: Pac-10 Week 3
By ESPN.com staff
Here's a quick look at Week 3 in the Pac-10. All times are ET.
California (2-0) at Nevada (2-0) (ESPN2, 10 p.m.): California feels pretty good about itself right now but it won't feel that way Friday night if it takes the Wolf Pack and its potent pistol offense lightly. Up next: at Arizona.
Nebraska (2-0) at Washington (1-1) (ABC, 3:30 p.m.): Top billing will be the Cornhuskers stout defense versus Jake Locker and the Huskies offense. Up next: bye.
Arizona State (2-0) at Wisconsin (2-0) (ABC, 3:30 p.m.): After two FCS foes at home, the Sun Devils face a step up in competition and a challenging venue. The Sun Devils take a lot of pride in their defense, but can they stop 250-pound running back John Clay? Up next: Oregon.
USC (2-0) at Minnesota (1-1) (ESPN, 3:30 p.m.): USC still hasn't found itself, but Minnesota might be worse off -- it found itself and it wasn't pretty during a home loss to South Dakota. Up next: at Washington State.
Washington State (1-1) at SMU (1-1) (CBS College Sports, 3:30 p.m.): The Cougars shocked SMU in overtime last year. That's why the Mustangs might not overlook this game. Up next: USC.
Louisville (1-1) at Oregon State (0-1) (FSN, 5: 30 p.m.): The Beavers should be able to handle a rebuilding Louisville team fairly easily. That is, unless they are looking ahead to Boise State. Up next: Boise State.
Iowa (2-0) at Arizona (2-0) (ESPN, 10:30 p.m.): A big opportunity for a national breakthrough for Arizona. It's Nick Foles and his offensive cast versus one of the country's best defenses. Up next: California.
Houston (2-0) at UCLA (0-2) (FSN, 10:30 p.m.): Quarterback questions hang over this one. Will Houston's Case Keenum (concussion) be healthy? And who is UCLA's quarterback after Kevin Prince got benched in the fourth quarter versus Stanford in favor of Richard Brehaut?Up next: at Texas.
Portland State (1-1) at Oregon (2-0) (CSN/OSN, 6:15 p.m.): The Ducks will roll. Up next: at Arizona State.
Wake Forest (2-0) at Stanford (2-0) (ESPN2, 11:15 p.m.): Stanford went to sleep in the second half and lost 24-17 last year. Revenge? Up next: at Notre Dame.