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Pac-12 picks: A smaller slate this weekend means a better chance for perfection

We correctly picked the winners for 10 of the 11 games last weekend and could’ve been 11-for-11 had officials in the game between Arizona State and San Diego State determined Manny Wilkins’ 48-yard pass to Frank Darby was complete – a decision that would’ve given the Sun Devils the ball back on the 2-yard line trailing by seven points with six seconds left.

USC game carries more significance for 33 Southern Californians on Washington State roster

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

The Cougars’ Pac-12 opener is meaningful because it’s the first of nine games that counts toward conference standings. But, similar to how the Apple Cup excites just about every Washingtonian on the Cougar roster, the USC game bears that much more importance for 33 players who hail from Los Angeles, San Diego or a close-by suburb of those two.

Washington State outscoring opponents 52-0, outgaining them 462-92 in 4th quarter

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 8:27 p.m.

If football games ended after three quarters, Washington State’s record would be no different than it is now. The Cougars have played well enough through the first, second and third quarter this season to dispatch Wyoming, San Jose State and Eastern Washington. But the fourth is why all three have been so lopsided.

First look: Washington State at USC

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 7:16 p.m.

Washington State (3-0) looks to stay unbeaten when it opens up Pac-12 Conference play against USC (1-2).

AP Top 25: LSU jumps to No. 6; Wisconsin tumbles from top 10

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

LSU surged to No. 6 in the Associated Press college football poll after its second victory of September against a highly ranked team, and Wisconsin tumbled to No. 18 after becoming the first top-10 team to be upset by an unranked team this season.

No. 10 Washington shuts down Utah in 21-7 victory

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 11:08 p.m.

Myles Gaskin ran for 143 yards on 30 carries and added a touchdown, and Washington’s defense forced three turnovers as the No. 10 Huskies beat Utah 21-7 on Saturday night. Jake Browning threw for 155 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. Aaron Fuller led the way with 108 yards on six catches. Washington beat the Utes for a third straight season, and holds an 11-1 lead in the all-time series.