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No. 6 Oregon downs Arizona 34-6 for 9th straight win

Nov. 17, 2019 3:30 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — In securing a spot in the Pac-12 title game, Justin Herbert marveled at how far Oregon had come since his freshman year. Herbert threw for 333 yards and four touchdowns and No. 6 Oregon won its ninth straight game and clinched the Pac-12 North with a 34-6 victory over Arizona on...

Oregon hosts Arizona looking for 7th straight Pac-12 win

Nov. 15, 2019 3:07 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — It’s pretty simple: if the Oregon Ducks want even a chance to get into the College Football Playoff field, they have to keep winning. Ranked No. 6 in both the CFP rankings and the AP Top 25, the Ducks host Arizona on Saturday night. Beat the Wildcats and Oregon will clinch the...

Ducks can clinch Pac-12 North with win over Arizona

Nov. 14, 2019 4:22 PM EST

Arizona (4-5, 2-4 Pac-12) at No. 6 Oregon (8-1, 6-0, No. 6 CFP), Saturday at 10:30 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Oregon by 27. Series record: Oregon leads 26-17. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Oregon is undefeated and running away with the Pac-12 North. A win over Arizona would give the Ducks the division’s berth in the...

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...

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...

Edwards exceeds expectations, Kelly disappoints in 2nd year

Oct. 22, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

When Chip Kelly and Herm Edwards were hired, many praised UCLA for being able to beat Florida for Kelly's services and criticized Arizona State for hiring a former NFL coach who had not been on the sidelines since 2008. Nearly two years later those perceptions have changed. Edwards has the Sun Devils on the cusp...

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...