LOS ANGELES -- Two years a monopoly does not make. But let’s just say UCLA is off of lowly Baltic Avenue and working its way toward Mora, err, Marvin Gardens. We of course pay playful homage to the disastrous UCLA marketing campaign of a half-decade ago declaring that USC’s monopoly on Los Angeles football was over.
WeAreSC staffers discuss topics relating to the upcoming crosstown rivalry between USC and UCLA. What is the key matchup for USC vs. UCLA? Garry Paskwietz: I’m going to say the USC defensive front against the UCLA run game, particularly Myles Jack and Brett Hundley.
Allow myself to introduce ... myself. My name is Richie Cunningham, and this is my wife, Oprah. Arizona receiver Trey Griffey is earning his shot. The Sun Devils made a run at Myles Jack in recruiting, now they have to prepare for him on both sides of the ball.
A few storylines to keep an eye on this week in the Pac-12: North race: Oregon’s road is clear. If they win out, they will be the North Division champs. If they lose either of their final two games, both against conference opponents, Stanford will win the North by virtue of its tiebreaker.
You all know exactly who I am. Say my name. Will Arizona's deep passing game return against Oregon? Arizona State safety Robert Nelson is his own biggest critic. California will need some magic to win the Big Game against Stanford.
USC quarterback Cody Kessler has been named the Pac-12 offensive player of the week, along with defensive player of the week Robert Nelson of Arizona State and special teams player of the week Andre Heidari of USC.
Here are the players who earned helmet stickers in the Pac-12 in Week 12: Connor Halliday, QB, Washington State: Halliday completed 36 of 53 passes for 319 yards, none more important than a 25-yard strike to Isiah Myers for a touchdown with 2:15 left.
A number of Pac-12 programs will have a chance to make statements this weekend that could help them greatly on the recruiting trail. The biggest game will take place at the Coliseum, as USC hosts Stanford, but both Washington programs will have a chance to make statements, while Oregon will have two important visitors on campus.
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