The winner of the Bruins and Trojans will go on to face Stanford. The Cardinal, meanwhile, can keep their playoff hopes alive by beating Notre Dame.
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It's rivalry week, with the Apple Cup and Civil War on the slate. The biggest conference game is in L.A. And Stanford's playoff hopes are on the line.
A win over Washington State would be the sixth of the season for Washington, giving the Pac-12 a 10th bowl-eligible team.
CFP Rankings: Nos. 16 - 20
In the latest playoff rankings, Northwestern, Oregon, and Ole Miss all move up, while TCU bumps down one spot to No. 19. Washington State rounds out the top 20.
CFP rankings: 16-20
- 16. Northwestern
- 17. Oregon
- 18. Ole Miss
- 19. TCU
- 20. Washington State
Luke Falk named Burlsworth Trophy Finalist
The award is given to the most outstanding college football player to begin his career as a walk-on. The Cougars' QB leads the nation with 4,266 yards passing.
If the Washington-Washington State rivalry returns to national relevance, both coaches will be at the center of all the talk. Or not.
After a necessary acclimatization period, Oregon QB Vernon Adams Jr. vaulted to the the top of the rankings with a 407-yard, six-TD performance.
Luke Falk's status following an apparent head injury is unclear, but WSU AD Bill Moos said the injury is not expected to end Falk's season.
Injured Washington State quarterback Luke Falk was doing well and might be able to play in Friday's Apple Cup against archrival Washington, Washington State athletic director Bill Moos said Monda
After Oregon stayed hot and Stanford handled Cal, the Pac-12 schedule features a storied rivalry that will determine a division champ.
WSU continues to climb rankings
It was a bittersweet Saturday for the Cougars. They recorded eight wins in a season for the first time since 2003, but also lost their standout QB Luke Falk. Where are the Cougs slotted heading into Week 13? Power Rankings
It appears that the balance of power in the Pac-12 may have shifted.
Brock Huard @BrockESPN
This has nothing to do w/rivalry & everything to do w/a special kid & his very bright future. Luke Falk should not play Friday
Stanford punched its ticket to the conference title game, and Oregon heads into its regular-season finale as one of college football's hottest teams.
Washington State got a 27-3 win over Colorado, but quarterback Luke Falk left the game on a stretcher in the second half.
Gabe Marks and Dom Williams both had touchdown receptions and Washington State beat Colorado 27-3 on Saturday night.
Washington State sophomore quarterback Luke Falk was taken to a local hospital after suffering an apparent head injury during a sack in the third quarter against Colorado.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
Washington State running back Gerard Wicks ran for 67 yards in the first half against Colorado. That's the most by a WSU player in coach Mike Leach's tenure (game No. 48). The Cougars have not had a 100-back under Leach. Will it change tonight? Game on ESPN2, WSU leads 14-0.
Coogs find the end zone again
Washington State QB Luke Falk threw a quick screen to Dom Williams and he did the rest. Williams scored from 11 yards out to extend the Cougars lead 14-0 in the second quarter.
Cougars roll the dice and it pays off
On fourth down, Washington State QB Luke Falk finds Dom Williams streaking down the sideline for a 29-yard catch to the Colorado 9-yard line. The Coogs would get on the board a few plays later with a 1-yard Keith Harrington TD run. Colorado trails 7-0 late in the first quarter.
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