1 December 2020

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The PAC-12 Begins 2020-2021 Season

Featured Image Credit: Creator: Harry How | Credit: Getty Images Copyright: 2019 Getty Images

The college football season is well underway and the PAC-12 has now joined the fold for the first time this season. We are now in week 10 of the 2020-2021 College Football season and the PAC-12 has now started. Week 1 of the conference’s games consisted of a state of 4 games. 

No. 20 USC took down Arizona State 28-27 in dramatic fashion. USC, down 27-14 with time running out, figured out a way to put up two touchdowns, as they squeak out a win over a Jayden Daniels led Arizona State. USC quarterback, Kedon Slovis, threw for 381 yards, 2 touchdowns, and one interception in the win. 

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Colorado held on to defeat UCLA in a high scoring affair. Colorado won this matchup 48-42. UCLA quarterback, Dorian Thompson-Robinson, threw for 303 yards, 4 touchdowns, and one interception, He also ran 9 times, for 109 yards, and a touchdown. However, it wasn’t enough to secure the win. 

No. 12 Oregon stormed past Stanford 35-14. Oregon running back, CJ Verdell rushed for 105 and a touchdown. Stanford running back, Austin Jones, also rushed for 100 yards and put up two touchdowns. Wide receiver, Johnny Johnson III, caught 4 passes for 60 yards from Oregon quarterback, Tyler Shough, in the dominant win. 

In the final game of the night, Washington State defeated Oregon State, 38-28. True freshman quarterback, Jayden de Laura, put up 227 yards and two touchdowns in the air. He also ran for 43 yards and another score for Washington State. Oregon State was led by quarterback, Tristan Gebbia, a redshirt junior. Gebbia threw for 324 yards and a touchdown. Running back, Jermar Jefferson ran 21 times, for 120 yards, and 3 touchdowns in the loss. 

Hopefully, without any COVID-19 concerns, the collegiate football world will see California, Washington, Arizona, and Utah next week. As of now, all the PAC-12’s games will be played next Saturday, except for Utah vs. UCLA, which will take place Friday night. The PAC-12 is now underway, and it will be interesting to see if a team like Oregon has a shot at the college football playoff given the lack of games currently on the schedule.

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