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Mourning links


FROM PROVO, UTAH — Washington State wasn't the only Pac-12 football team in action yesterday, so we have a few links for you to help the recovery process after yesterday's loss. Read on.

First, we'll pass along our game story, which didn't appear in all editions because of the late deadline. We also had a notebook, some key plays and our scoring summary, along with video of Wade Jacobson, some postgame quotes and a recap of what went wrong. John Blanchette preaches patience when it comes to judging Mike Leach based solely on Thursday's game. … Bud Withers has this column about the game in the Seattle Times. … Stewart Mandel covered the game for Sports Illustrated. … Howie Stalwick has this story in the Kitsap Sun. … On the BYU side, the Salt Lake Tribune has this story, which makes mention of the absurd amount of penalty yardage BYU racked up. Here's a story about the game from the Deseret News.

Elsewhere …

Utah 41, Northern Colorado 0 — This was an easy start for Utah, which dominated from start to finish.

UCLA 49, Rice 24 — T.J. Simers wasn't impressed with the Bruins' win. Especially since they had three extra points blocked.

Arizona State 63, Northern Arizona 6 —  An easy win for ASU in its first game under coach Todd Graham.

Around the Pac-12 … An Arizona redshirt senior expects to start this week. … Washington fans aren't happy with the conference TV situation. … Discussing Oregon State's postponed game against Nicholls State. … Oregon is ready to follow new quarterback Marcus Mariota. … Stanford faces San Jose State today. … A Cal linebacker is going to miss the season. … Colorado's backup quarterbacks have played before. … USC isn't letting opponents conduct walk-throughs in Memorial Coliseum anymore.

That's all for now. Time to get on another airplane.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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