Welcome to the Thanksgiving edition of the Pac-12 mailbag, which includes playoff talk and analysis of Rich Rodriguez's future.
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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.
There are a number of rivalry games that generate lots of buzz, and deservedly so. Colorado-Utah isn't one of them.
Here are 10 things to keep an eye on in the Pac-12's final week of the regular season.
Boulder police arrested a man at the home of Colorado football players following a six-hour standoff.
The Utes and Buffaloes will try to overcome injuries to key contributors Britain Covey (Utah) and Sefo Liufau (Colorado) on Saturday.
After Oregon stayed hot and Stanford handled Cal, the Pac-12 schedule features a storied rivalry that will determine a division champ.
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.
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.
Should the Pac-12 go to an eight-game conference schedule to give teams a better shot at the College Football Playoff?
The Territorial Cup kicks off a busy schedule in the Pac-12 this week.
Stanford can clinch its place in the Pac-12 title game with a win over Cal or an Oregon loss to USC, and UCLA visits Utah in a South elimination game.
The Cardinal still have some wiggle room but could lock the North down with a victory in the Big Game; the South features a Utah-UCLA elimination game.
Washington State and Colorado added commitments while Arizona State impressed some big-name defensive talent.
Oregon relished in its role as spoiler -- knocking Stanford out of the College Football Playoff picture while keeping its Pac-12 title hopes alive.
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