No. 1 Ducks smash Huskies
Darron Thomas threw for a touchdown and ran for two more and the top-ranked Oregon Ducks overcame a slow start to beat northwest rival Washington 53-16 on Saturday in Eugene, Ore.
LaMichael James ran for 121 yards and three scores for the Ducks (9-0, 6-0 Pac-10), who looked out of sorts in the first quarter when they were held scoreless for the first time this season. Their first points came on a 29-yard field goal early in the second quarter.
Redshirt freshman Keith Price made his first career start for Washington (3-6, 2-4) in place of Jake Locker, who watched from the sidelines with a broken rib.
UCLA 17, Oregon State 14: At Pasadena, Calif., Kai Forbath, making the most of a second opportunity and a favorable instant replay call, kicked a 51-yard field goal on the game's final play, giving UCLA (4-5, 2-4 Pac-10) a win over Oregon State (4-4, 3-2).
Forbath, a senior who has made 10 of 13 field-goal attempts from 50-plus yards, was wide left on a 46-yarder with 1:17 remaining. But after an Oregon State punt, the Bruins moved from their 17-yard line to the Beavers' 34 before Forbath's winner.
Richard Brehaut's 12-yard pass to Randall Carroll put UCLA in position for the kick. That play began with 4 seconds left, and the officials originally ruled that Carroll didn't get out of bounds before time expired. But the Bruins challenged the call and won, getting 1 second to play.
Stanford 42, Arizona 17: Andrew Luck threw for 293 yards and two touchdowns, leading host Stanford (8-1, 5-1 Pac-10) to a victory in its highly anticipated showdown with Arizona (7-2, 4-2).
Stepfan Taylor added four short touchdown runs for the Cardinal, who won easily in the first meeting with Arizona when both teams were ranked.
USC 34, Arizona State 33: At Los Angeles, Torin Harris returned a blocked extra point to score two points for USC with 6:59 to play, and Joe Houston made a 29-yard field goal with 3:06 left in Southern California's (6-3, 3-3 Pac-10) wild victory over Arizona State (4-5, 2-4).
Matt Barkley passed for 215 yards and three touchdowns for the Trojans, who yielded 19 consecutive points in the second half before rallying for the go-ahead score by Houston.
Georgia 55, Idaho State 7: At Athens, Ga., Aaron Murray threw three touchdown passes in the second quarter, including two to A.J. Green, and Georgia (5-5)overwhelmed Idaho State (1-8).
Linfield 42, Whitworth 17: Taylor Eglet completed 22 of 43 passes for 273 yards with two first half touchdowns in Whitworth's (4-5, 2-3 Northwest Conference) loss to Linfield (7-1, 5-0) in McMinnville, Ore.
Former Lakeland standout Scott Carr had nine tackles for the Pirates, and Eglet also ran for 28 yards to finish with 301 yards of total offense.