12 Pac Review: Ducks, Bears, Wildcats and Tree look impressive. Huskies lose on the road... again.

Utah 27 vs Pitt 24 (OT) - A future member of the Pac 12 got off to a great start to the 2010 season as the Utes knocked off #15 ranked Pittsburgh at home on Thursday night.  A game that saw a lot of errors by both teams seemed destined to finish with another as Pitt's kicker missed a FG that would have tied the game, only to find out he was going to get another shot at it because Wittingham had called a last second time out.  Pitt ended up throwing an INT on their first possession of OT, and Utah played it safe kicking the game winning FG.

USC 49 at Hawaii 36 - While the USC offense and specifically Matt Barkley looked impressive, the fact that their defense gave up 36 points and 588 total yards to Hawaii should be alarming to Trojan fans.  I'm sure that they will improve as the season progresses considering they have a number of players that were seeing the field for the first time, but you have to wonder if a Pete Carroll coached USC would be satisfied with letting a 2nd and 3rd string WAC QB pick apart their secondary.

Arizona 41 vs Toledo 2 - Nick Foles and Arizona dismantled a MAC team as he went 32/37 for 360 yards and 2 TD's.  Juron Criner is an absolute stud and had one of the best catches of the weekend that bounced off his knee before he hauled it in on his back.  Nic Grigsby only rushed for 53 yards as it looks like Arizona will be using their pass happy offense again this season.

UCLA 22 at Kansas St 31 - It looks like the losses up front for the Bruins may be greater than a lot of people expected as UCLA ended up allowing 313 yards rushing to KSU.  Prince was his usual inaccurate self going 9/26 and throwing 2 interceptions.  UCLA needs to get it together quickly as they enter Pac 10 play next weekend against Stanford.

Colorado 24 vs Colorado St 3 - CU got off to a good start with a win over it's in-state rival Colorado St at Invesco Field in Denver.  Tyler Hansen went 17/25 for 192 yards and two touchdowns, but it was Scotty McKnight's day as he became CU's all time leader in career receptions.

Oregon 72 vs New Mexico 0 - Be honest, you wanted to see 100 points, didn't you?  Defense looks good, Kenjon Barner is flat out awesome (5 TDs) and the only controversy coming out of this game is whether or not Cliff Harris did enough to secure returning every kick.  Ok, well at least that's my point of view.

Cal 52 vs UC Davis 3 - Not much you can tell from beating up on an FCS doormat like UC Davis, but couple things really stick out from the box score.  Riley had an efficient two plus quarters of play going 14/20 for 258 yards and 3 scores.  Shane Vereen picked up 67 yards, as I am sure Tedford opted to pull him early as well.  But the biggest eye opener has to come from the debut of Freshman Keenan Allen who caught 4 passes for 120 yards and also rushed 3 times for another 38.  Safe to say this kid is going to be something to deal with this season.

Stanford 52 vs Sacramento St 17 - To me it's simple, Luck is better than Locker.  I know this week's game is not one to compare the two QB's considering who they each were playing, but I'm not sold on Locker's ability to make the right reads, throw an accurate ball, or even lead a team consistently.  Luck has been impressive since the beginning of last year.  Sure he had a great RB and still has a huge offensive line, but he has just as much athletic ability (only he doesn't need to show it because he's also smart) and is able to read a defense and make good throws.  I'm just glad both have to come into Autzen to play this year.

Washington St 17 at Oklahoma St 65 - Come on Wazzu, I'm not saying you have to beat Okie St, but that is just embarrassing.  While WSU's offense looks better this season, as long as Tuel stays healthy, the defense is just plain miserable.  This was definitely a game that Wulff needed the team to look focused and ready to compete, I wonder who Moos already has on his speed dial.

Washington 17 at BYU 23 - What can I say, another road game for the huskies, another loss.  It's possible that Locker will go 3 plus seasons and not win a road game (still have @USC, @UA, @OR, @Cal, and @WSU left).  The huskies managed 0 points in the second half, as Locker finished 20/37 for 266 yards.  Husky fans have obviously given up their Heisman hopes, but with the road games they have as well as OSU and Stanford coming into UW, it might be time for them to consider giving up their bowl games hopes too.

Oregon St 21 vs TCU 30 - Valiant effort by the Beavers playing in what was pretty much a home game against a highly ranked TCU.  Ryan Katz was thrown straight into the fire against a very good team as a red shirt freshman.  It's pretty obvious that the Rodger's brothers are still the entire offense as James had 75 yards receiving and Jacquizz had 75 rushing, but TCU controlled the clock and almost doubled OSU's time of possession keeping both of them on the sideline where they couldn't do much damage.

Arizona St 54 vs Portland St 9 - If ASU drops 54 on Portland St, how many is Oregon going to put up?  75?  100?  6538?  There's been lots of talk of Erickson's job being on the line this year, so warm up games against PSU and then Northern Arizona may be just what the doctor ordered for them.  We'll know more about ASU's offense when they go to Camp Randall to take on Wisconsin in two weeks before heading home to take on the Ducks.

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