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Reviewing a high-scoring Saturday


FROM PULLMAN — Keeping with the weekend's Las Vegas theme, we'll call Saturday a good time to have bet the “over.” There were high, lopsided scores all over the place, including the game featuring Washington State's next opponent. Read on.

For today's newspaper, we wrote about the quarterback situation — again — and what Connor Halliday's performance on Friday might mean for the competition there. … CougCenter writes about the use of the dreaded “quarterback controversy“ tag. 

In other Pac-12 action yesterday …

Washington 52, Portland State 13 — It was the definition of a tune-up game for the Huskies as they jumped to a 45-0 halftime lead and it was over from there. UPDATE: Forgot to link this Jim Moore column a couple days ago.

Ohio State 35, California 28 — Brendan Bigelow had a big day for Cal, which showed much better in this loss than it did the previous two weeks.

Stanford 21, USC 14 — The Cardinal did it again, beating the Trojans for the fourth consecutive season. Stanford's new quarterback was the difference.

Arizona 56, South Carolina State 0 — Sure, the Wildcats aren't as satisfied with wins over the little guys, but they're happy about a 3-0 start.

Fresno State 69, Colorado 14 — If this isn't what rock bottom looks like, it's only because Buffaloes fans have to endure nine more games this season. The Cougars will be facing a Colorado team next week that already looks down for the count. Or, as The Daily Camera called it, playing “a whole new standard of dreadful.”

Missouri 24, Arizona State 20 — The Sun Devils' offensive woes were on display for the first time this season.

UCLA 37, Houston 6 — The Bruins finish their non-conference schedule unbeaten, two impressive performances taking them into Pac-12 play.

Oregon 63, Tennessee Tech 14 — With the patsies out of the way, Oregon prepares for Arizona.

Utah 24, BYU 21 — Utah fans gave BYU a second chance at a field goal by storming the field too early, but the final 36-yard try clanked off the upright and the Utes escaped with an important win.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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