TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin has been the face of a dynamic offense taking the Big 12 by storm, catapulting the Horned Frogs into the thick of the College Football Playoff mix.
Southern California has held a narrow lead in the final moments of a conference game four times this season.
Four starters lost, including three to the NBA draft. A slew of newcomers. There’s some instability at UCLA.
Southern California left tackle Chad Wheeler will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his right knee.
Although Cody Kessler holds one of the highest-profile jobs in college football, his solid season as Southern California’s starting quarterback attracted surprisingly little attention until he threw seven touchdown passes last weekend.
Since Brett Hundley has been sacked more than any other FBS quarterback over the last three seasons, it seems logical for opposing defenses to throw wave after wave of blitzes at No. 25 UCLA’s signal-caller.
Which one-loss team has the edge? So many pivotal games are still to come, and the temperature of the playoff change can be flipped and turned upside down any given week.
Brett Hundley is closing in on UCLA’s record for career touchdown passes, a mark the junior quarterback will likely break within the next week or two.
Focus and finish were the themes for the Oregon Ducks’ defense this week. The group was embarrassed by penalties and the 21 third-quarter points the Ducks gave up in a 31-24 loss to Arizona last week. The Ducks (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12) are determined not to suffer the same fate this Saturday on the road against No. 18 UCLA.
UCLA’s Brett Hundley has plenty in common with Oregon’s Marcus Mariota. Both quarterbacks possess dynamic dual-threat skill sets, and both could be top NFL draft picks and potential franchise cornerstones.
Each week of college football should be seen as a chapter, and the season the full novel. The only thing is, you cannot script drama this good.
Jaelen Strong caught a 46-yard touchdown pass from Mike Bercovici as time expired, and Arizona State scored three TDs in the final 3:53 to shock No. 16 Southern California 38-34 on Saturday night.
The Bruins cornerback decided to violate coach Jim Mora’s rule about moving on from the previous game after 24 hours, and he took one more look at the 62-27 victory.
If Javorius Allen was surprised to receive criticism from his head coach after his third 100-yard rushing game of the young season, Southern California’s top running back didn’t show it.
Quarterback Brett Hundley will start Thursday night against No. 15 Arizona State after injuring his left arm against Texas.