Roundup: Oregon football is "fiery" again
Steven Godfrey of SB Nation writes that Oregon football is “fiery” again but has work to do to get back to elite status. The Ducks are 2-0 following home wins over Southern Utah and Nebraska. At Wyoming will be another solid test.
Cal running back Tre Watson is out for the season with a “lower body” injury, head coach Justin Wilcox said Monday night. Watson was injured in the first quarter of the win over Weber State.
Luke Falk will start at quarterback for Washington State on Saturday against Oregon State, reports Kyle Bonagura. Falk was benched for a series in the second half of the Cougs’ triple-OT thriller against Boise State and then was injured in the fourth quarter.
Washington’s Dante Pettis was named Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week, breaking the Pac-12 record for career punt return touchdowns in the win over Montana (he’s got seven, the NCAA record is eight).
Former Stanford basketball star Josh Childress signed with the Denver Nuggets, according to multiple media reports (Yahoo Sports and Basketball Insiders here). Childress hasn’t played in the NBA in four years and is on a one-year, non-guaranteed deal with the Nugs.
In baseball news, Oregon State pitcher Drew Rasmussen will miss the 2018 season after undergoing a second Tommy John surgery, notes Danny Moran (reported by The Portland Tribune).
The Pac-12 acknowledged an officiating error in the UCLA-Hawai’i game on Saturday, as the officials missed a targeting penalty on the Rainbow Warriors in the first quarter.
Kyle Bonagura writes that beating Stanford was a huge step forward for USC in the Clay Helton era. The Trojans had been dominated the first two times Helton led USC on to the field against the Cardinal.
Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez stressed the need for Arizona’s quarterback play to improve quickly while speaking at Monday’s news conference.
The Arizona Republic goes into the social media outrage regarding Arizona State’s 1-1 start on the gridiron. Pretty low to be bashing college football players on Twitter.
Christopher Kamrani of The Salt Lake Tribune writes that Utah needs to clean up its penalty and ball-security issues. The Utes lead the Pac-12 in penalty yardage and have coughed up the football four times through two games.
Colorado receiver Bryce Bobo’s one-handed catch is the #12Best Play of the Week. Wow- what a grab.