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Thompson-Robinson big key to UCLA's second-half turnaround

Nov. 12, 2019 7:15 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — No one typifies the peaks and valleys of UCLA's season better than Dorian Thompson-Robinson. The sophomore quarterback struggled with consistency and turnovers as the Bruins got off to a 1-5 start, but he has played his best during their three-game winning streak. UCLA (4-5, 4-2 Pac-12)...

Latest outing proves Utah's Huntley is part of Pac-12 elite

Nov. 3, 2019 3:19 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — With all the other big-name quarterbacks in the Pac-12, it's been easy — albeit unfair — for Utah's Tyler Huntley to be overlooked. That should end after his latest performance. Huntley continued to make his case as the offensive player of the year in the Pac-12, leading the...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Pac-12, UGA avoid playoff elimination

Nov. 3, 2019 9:20 AM EST

The last word before the College Football Playoff selection committee starts ranking teams was elimination. With most of the top contenders taking the weekend off, a bunch of second-tier playoff hopefuls were trying to stay in the race Saturday. No. 7 Oregon, No. 8 Georgia and No. 9 Utah can look forward to...

No. 9 Utah keeps rolling, rallies past Washington 33-28

Nov. 2, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The past month looked, and felt, so easy for No. 9 Utah. One blowout after another. No tests for the Utes to answer. They knew traveling to Washington would be different, and they were right. The Utes were challenged; falling behind early and rallying late, and in doing so solidified their...

No. 9 Utah faces major test traveling to Washington

Nov. 1, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — For a change, the burden and expectations are heaped on No. 9 Utah. In the past, it's been Washington trying to stay relevant in a Pac-12 race or on the national scene when facing the Utes. Or in the case of last year's Pac-12 championship game, it was the Huskies earning a Rose Bowl berth...

Can anyone stop No. 7 Oregon at this point? Trojans up next

Oct. 31, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK: Seventh-ranked Oregon continues its march toward the Pac-12 championship game with a road game against USC. The Ducks (7-1, 5-0 Pac-12) have won seven straight games following the season-opening loss to Auburn. Despite a...

No. 9 Utah faces potentially last major test at Washington

Oct. 31, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

No. 9 Utah (7-1, 4-1 Pac-12) at Washington (5-3, 2-3), Saturday at 4 p.m. EDT (FOX). Line: Utah by 3. Series record: Washington leads 12-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Utah and its stifling defense can't afford a slipup if it intends on staying in the thick of the Pac-12 South race. The Utes have moved into the fringes of...

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...

All-America Watch: Oklahoma State's Hubbard nation's top RB

Oct. 29, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard's wildly successful season has made a lifelong issue a much smaller problem. For as far back as Hubbard can remember, folks have struggled to pronounce his first name. Most say CHUB-uh. He even heard someone throw his first and last name...

Moss sets more rushing records as No. 12 Utah routs Cal 35-0

Oct. 27, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — No one knew for sure if an ailing Tyler Huntley was going to play for No. 12 Utah until pregame warmups. Seeing the quarterback's determination inspired Zack Moss and the rest of the Utes to a record-setting performance Saturday night in their 35-0 rout of California. Huntley, who has...