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Modster has 4 touchdowns in return, Cal holds off WSU 33-20

Nov. 10, 2019 12:10 AM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Devon Modster wasn't too impressed with the best game of his career. That it helped stop California's four-game losing streak was much more important to the Golden Bears quarterback. Modster passed for a career-high three touchdowns and rushed for a fourth in his first game back...

Cal's Evan Weaver wants more than individual honors

Nov. 8, 2019 2:58 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California linebacker Evan Weaver received word this week that he's among 12 semifinalists for the Dick Butkus award. That came after Weaver got invited to the Senior Bowl. It's the latest in a long line of honors for the Golden Bears defensive captain and emotional leader....

Anthony Gordon making his mark with Cougars after long wait

Nov. 6, 2019 2:17 PM EST

Anthony Gordon waited for years to get on the field for Washington State. He's certainly has made up for the lost time. The senior who succeeded Gardner Minshew as the Cougars' starter this season leads the nation with 3,387 passing yards and an average of 423 yards through the air per game. Gordon has also...

Washington St has won 4 straight in the series with Oregon

Oct. 25, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Ducks are well aware of their recent history against Washington State. The Cougars (4-3-1-3 Pac-12) have a four-game winning streak in the series that resume Saturday in Eugene. The No. 11 Ducks (6-1, 4-0) got locked in on Washington State as they walked off the field in...

No. 16 SMU heads to Houston highest-ranked in Group of Five

Oct. 23, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Sonny Dykes knows No. 16 SMU just needs to keep winning games. He is not really concerned right now about the Mustangs being the highest-ranked Group of Five team and what that could eventually mean if they stay that way. "I don't know that we understand any of that right now," Dykes said....

Gordon, Borghi lead Washington State past Colorado 41-10

Oct. 20, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — After a few frustrating weeks, Washington State coach Mike Leach was pleased to see the Cougars play with a level of consistency that has been absent. "Consistency and the mental tough ness to stay focused from one play to the next," Leach said. "Everyone wants to get ahead of...

Washington St, Colorado both stumbling heading into showdown

Oct. 18, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

Washington State coach Mike Leach has seen improvement in his defense but more is needed as the Cougars seek their first Pac-12 win of the season when Colorado visits Saturday. The Cougars have given up 143 points and 1,715 yards in losing to UCLA, No. 13 Utah and No. 17 Arizona State in consecutive games. The...

ASU making noise at midseason; Gordon stands out among QBs

Oct. 15, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

The Pac-12 is a jumble at the halfway point after some surprising early season results but some themes have emerged. First, Oregon has rebounded after the loss to Auburn in the opener and is in control in the North Division with a five-game winning streak. In the South, it's still anyone's race to win. A couple...

STAT WATCH: Midseason leaders a mix of familiar, new names

Oct. 14, 2019 2:49 AM EDT

A review of college football statistics at midseason shows a lot of familiar names at or near the top of the charts, and a few surprises, too. Oklahoma is on track to lead the nation in offense for a third straight year. Then there's LSU, which has ranked in the top 50 in offense only three other seasons since...

No. 18 Arizona State rallies to beat Washington State 38-34

Oct. 12, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State's defense limited the damage of a late shanked punt, holding Washington State to a field goal and a three-point lead. That set the stage for Jayden Daniels. The unflappable freshman quarterback has thrived in late moments like these through his first season and added...