Matt Barkley passed for 303 yards and three touchdowns, including an 83-yarder to Marqise Lee in the fourth quarter, and No. 13 Southern California came back from a two-touchdown deficit to beat Utah 38-28 Thursday night.
Utah offensive coordinator Norm Chow was at Orange Coast College Friday night. We can only assume he was there to see San Clemente quarterback Travis Wilson, who is a Utah commit.
Coleman Petersen missed a 48-yard field goal try with two seconds remaining as Colorado escaped with a 17-14 victory over Utah on Friday, ending the Utes’ hopes for a Pac-12 South title and halting the Buffaloes’ school-record 23-game road losing streak.
Junior-college transfer Jon Hays will start at quarterback for Utah on Saturday against Arizona State after tests confirmed Jordan Wynn will be out two to three weeks with a left shoulder injury.
The first game in Pac-12 history couldn’t take place in a more ideal setting, or with more appropriate opponents.
Only two teams from the Pac-12 were ranked in the first Coaches’ Preseason Poll, Oregon is third and Stanford is sixth, both those schools are in the new Pac-12 North.
The Utah Utes are BCS busters no more. A celebration at the state Capitol marked Utah’s transition Friday from the Mountain West Conference to the Pac-12, one of the six BCS conferences.
Norm Chow is returning to his alma mater as Utah’s offensive coordinator.