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Luton has 3 TDs in Oregon State's 56-38 win over Arizona

Nov. 2, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Oregon State went into its bye week looking for ways to exploit the many holes in Arizona's defense. When the Wildcats switched coordinators this week, the Beavers didn't change anything — and still blew right through them. Jake Luton threw for 328 yards and three touchdowns,...

Arizona faces Oregon State after firing Yates

Nov. 1, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona fired defensive coordinator Marcel Yates in hopes of jumpstarting a defense that has allowed 132 points the past three games. The Wildcats' first test under interim coordinator Chuck Cecil comes Saturday against Oregon State. The schemes aren't likely to change against the...

Around the Pac-12: Verdell turns heads among Pac-12 RBs

Oct. 29, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

In a lot of ways, CJ Verdell is like Oregon predecessor LaMichael James: What he lacks in size he makes up for with toughness and speed. The Ducks sophomore has emerged as a running back to watch with a record-setting performance against Washington State, joining Utah's Zack Moss and UCLA's Joshua Kelley among...

Arizona fires Yates amid defensive struggles

Oct. 28, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona coach Kevin Sumlin has fired defensive coordinator Marcel Yates and linebackers coach John Rushing. Sumlin promoted defensive analyst and former NFL assistant Chuck Cecil to interim defensive coordinator. He also promoted Hank Hobson from analyst to an on-field coaching role....

Costello sparks Stanford offense in 41-31 win over Arizona

Oct. 26, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — The final test for K.J. Costello came in the pregame warmups. If he could show he could hold and throw the football, he was a go. Being forced to stand on the sidelines for the past three weeks took its toll on the senior quarterback, who returned to Stanford's starting lineup and...

Stanford has questions at quarterback facing Arizona

Oct. 25, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford needs some good news on the injury front and it could come this weekend if K.J. Costello, the starting quarterback entering the season, is able to return from a thumb injury suffered in a loss at home against Oregon. Costello has been practicing this week and Cardinal coach...

Colorado looks to end 13-game skid against Southern Cal

Oct. 24, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — For the occasion, the Colorado Buffaloes are going with the all-black uniform look from head to toe . It's certainly fitting as they attempt to snap a bunch of black-cloud streaks Friday night — an 0-6 slump while wearing that particular all-dark attire, a current three-game...

Depleted USC turns to RB Kenan Christon after electric debut

Oct. 22, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California running back Kenan Christon showed he can provide big plays, scoring on touchdowns runs of 55 and 30 yards in a memorable debut against Arizona. Now the freshman with elite speed will have to show he can handle a bigger role, as Christon is expected to start for the...

USC RB Stepp needs ankle surgery, out up to 5 weeks

Oct. 21, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California running back Markese Stepp needs surgery and could miss up to five weeks due to an ankle injury suffered against Arizona last weekend. Trojans coach Clay Helton said Monday that Stepp will need surgery to repair a torn ligament and is out at least three weeks. Stepp,...

Kedon Slovis and USC defense lead 41-14 win over Arizona

Oct. 20, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenan Christon only got in the game because the first three tailbacks on Southern California's depth chart were all hurt and the fourth-stringer had just fumbled. With the eye-popping speed that made him California's 100-meter high school champion last May, the freshman scored two...