2014 Pac-12 Roundup – Week 14

    Nov. 28 at Arizona 42, Arizona State 35 And You Care Because … With UCLA losing to Stanford, Arizona took the Pac-12 South title with three touchdown runs

    December 1, 2014

    Nov. 28 at Arizona 42, Arizona State 35 
    And You Care Because … With UCLA losing to Stanford, Arizona took the Pac-12 South title with three touchdown runs from Nick Wilson and Anu Solomon touchdown passes to Samajie Grant from 69 and 20 yards out. The second scoring pass gave the Wildcats a 14 point lead midway through the fourth, and they needed the advantage with Mike Bercovici throwing his second touchdown pass of the fourth quarter on a nine-yard play to De’Marieya Nelson with just over five minutes to play. ASU had one last chance, but the drive stalled. Taylor Kelly threw two touchdown passes for ASU in the second quarter to tie it at 21, and then Wilson took over in the third with his two scores. Each defense came up with two takeaways, with each returning a fumble to start out the scoring at seven. 
    What Else? Arizona LB Scooby Wright made 13 tackles with five tackles for loss and a forced fumble 
    – Arizona RB Nick Wilson ran 24 times for 178 yards and three scores 
    – Arizona State QB Taylor Kelly completed 13-of-22 passes for two touchdowns, and Mike Bercovici completed 14-of-22 passes for 123 yards and two scores with a pick 
    – Time of possession: Arizona State 35:54 – Arizona 24:06 
    Game Rating: B

    Nov. 29 Utah 38, at Colorado 34 
    And You Care Because … Down three late, Utah’s defense came through with Dominique Hatfield taking a Sefo Liufau interception for a touchdown for the lead for good. Christian Powell ran for three touchdowns for Colorado in the first half, scoring from two, one, and 33 yards away, but Utah hung around with Travis Wilson throwing three touchdown passes and Devontae Booker running for a one-yard score. The Buffs could only manage two Will Oliver before taking the lead late in the third on a 66-yard Nelson Spruce touchdown catch. Utah scored ten unanswered points. 
    What Else? Utah QB Travis Wilson completed 25-of-37 passes for 311 yards and three touchdowns 
    – Colorado QB Sefo Liufau completed 20-of-31 passes for 317 yards and a touchdown with a pick 
    – Utah RB Devontae Booker ran 25 times for 95 yards and a score 
    – Third down conversions: Utah 10-of-18 – Colorado 9-of-16 
    Game Rating: 

    Nov. 29 BYU 42, at California 35 
    And You Care Because … Jordan Leslie caught a 38-yard touchdown pass with just under three minutes to play to break a 35-35 tie to give BYU the lead for good, and to ruin Cal’s bowl hopes. Cougar QB Christian Stewart threw five touchdown passes, also finding Leslie for an 83-yarder early in the fourth, while Cal’s Jared Goff threw for almost 400 yards with four touchdowns to keep up the pace. Cal had one final shot, but the drive stalled at the BYU 14 in the final seconds. Goff primarily worked with Kenny Lawler on touchdown passes from nine and 16 yards out and made a one-yard grab for his final scoring play of the first half, But Stewart kept pressing – neither team was ever up by more than one score. 
    What Else? BYU QB Christian Stewart completed 23-of-38 passes for 433 yards and five scores and an interception 
    – California QB Jared Goff completed 38-of-60 passes for 393 yards and four touchdowns with an interception 
    – California WR Kenny Lawler caught 12 passes for 138 yards and three touchdowns 
    – BYU WR Jordan Leslie caught five passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns, and Mitchell Juergens caught seven passes for 107 yards and two scores 
    Game Rating: B

    Nov. 29 Tennessee 24, at Vanderbilt 17 
    And You Care Because … Tennessee became bowl eligible after getting up 10-0 in the first half with a 76-yard Cameron Sutton punt return for a score and a 36-yard Aaron Medley field goal, but it took two short touchdown runs from Joshua Dobbs to get up 24-10. Vanderbilt stayed in it helped by a 36-yard Steven Scheu catch and a three-yard Ralph Webb touchdown run, but three turnovers and pressure into the backfield, getting two sacks from Curt Maggitt, to hang on.
    What Else? Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs completed 11-of-20 passes for 92 yards and two interceptions, and ran 21 times for 91 yards and two touchdowns 
    – Vanderbilt QB Patton Robinette completed 11-of-22 passes for 131 yards and a score with two interceptions, and ran 12 times for 37 yards 
    – Total yards: Vanderbilt 272 – Tennessee 262 
    – Third downs: Vanderbilt 4-of-13 – Tennessee 3-of-13 
    Game Rating: C

    Nov. 28 Stanford 31, at UCLA 10 
    And You Care Because … UCLA had the Pac-12 South title for the taking, and came out rolling with a 15-yard Thomas Duarte touchdown catch on the opening drive, and that was about it. The Bruins took a 10-7 lead on a 42-yard Ka’imi Fairbairn field goal early in the second, but it was all Stanford D after the first few minutes, allowing fewer than 200 yards of total offense over the final 55 minutes. Remound Wright ran for two short touchdowns and Kevin Hogan threw two touchdown passes, including a 37-yarder to Devon Cajuste late in the first half with 24 unanswered points. 
    What Else? Time of possession: Stanford 37:49 – UCLA 22:11 
    – Stanford QB Kevin Hogan completed 16-of-19 passes for 234 yards and two scores, and ran seven times for 46 yards 
    – UCLA QB Brett Hundley completed 17-of-32 passes for 146 yards and a score 
    – Total yards: Stanford 436 – UCLA 262 
    Game Rating: C-

    Nov. 29 Washington 31, at Washington State 13 
    And You Care Because … Washington dominated the Apple Cup from the start with a 31-0 lead helped by Dwayne Washington touchdown runs from 51 and 60 yards away, and two Cyler Miles touchdown passes. Washington State finally got on the board with less than ten minutes to play on a 35-yard Dom Williams scoring grab, and River Cracraft caught a six-yard touchdown, but UW had the game well in hand. 
    What Else? Washington RB Dwayne Washington ran 16 times for 135 yards and two scores 
    – Washington State QB Luke Falk completed 27-of-49 passes for 355 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions 
    – Washington QB Cyler Miles completed 25-of-39 passes for 249 yards and two touchdowns with an interception 
    – Rushing yards: Washington 188 – Washington State 21 
    Game Rating: D+ 

    Nov. 29 at USC 49, Notre Dame 14 
    And You Care Because … USC exploded with Cody Kessler throwing six touchdown passes, including two to George Farmer in the first quarter from 48 and 31 yards out, and a nine-yarder to Randall Telfer for a nine-yard touchdown on the way to a 49-7 lead. The Trojans got up 35-0 before Notre Dame finally got into the end zone on an 11-yard Malik Zaire touchdown run. The Irish got its second score on a one-yard Greg Bryant run, but that was it – USC took its foot off the gas. Kessler also threw touchdown passes to Adoree Jackson from 16 yards out, Darreus Rogers from six yards away, and Nelson Agholor from 14 yards out. 
    What Else? USC QB Cody Kessler completed 32-of-40 passes for 372 yards and six touchdowns 
    – USC WR Nelson Agholor caught 12 passes for 120 yards and a score 
    – Notre Dame QB Everett Golson completed 7-of-18 passes for 75 yards and a pick. Malik Zaire completed 9-of-20 passes for 170 yards and ran six times for 18 yards and a touchdown 
    – Time of possession: USC 37:39 – Notre Dame 22:21 
    Game Rating: D+ 

    Nov. 29 Oregon 47, at Oregon State 19 
    And You Care Because … Oregon never let the game get interesting, getting out to a 30-0 lead with Marcus Mariota throwing three touchdown passes and running for a 23-yard score. Byron Marshall took a pass 77 yards for a touchdown, and Charles Nelson and Royce Freeman each came up with touchdown catches, while Mariota added a third quarter one-yard touchdown run. Nelson added a 27-yard touchdown catch in the fourth to keep Oregon ahead after Oregon State kept it from turning into a brutally ugly Civil War with a three-yard Storm Woods run. 
    What Else? Oregon QB Marcus Mariota completed 19-of-25 passes for 367 yards and four touchdowns, and ran ten times for 39 yards and two scores 
    – Oregon State RB Storm Woods ran 22 times for 128 yards and a touchdown 
    – Oregon RB Royce Freeman ran 22 times for 135 yards, and caught two passes for 19 yards and a score 
    – Total yards: Oregon 565 – Oregon State 362 
    Game Rating: D+


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