Pac 10: Cardinal rally last, beat Trojans
Whitaker’s field goal ends Pac-10 thriller
Nate Whitaker made up for a missed extra point by kicking a 30-yard field goal on the final play to give No. 16 Stanford a 37-35 victory over Southern California on Saturday night.
Whitaker missed his earlier kick after Stanford’s fifth touchdown and that was the difference in the game before Andrew Luck calmly drove the Cardinal down the field to set up the first game-winning kick of Whitaker’s career.
Robert Woods caught 12 passes for 224 yards and three touchdowns and Matt Barkley threw for 390 yards and the three scores for the Trojans, who lost for the second straight week on a field goal in the final seconds. USC lost 32-31 at home to Washington last week.
Oregon State 29, (9) Arizona 27: Ryan Katz threw for 393 yards and two touchdowns, sneaked across for another score and the Beavers held on to upset the Wildcats in Tucson, Ariz.
Katz, a sophomore, completed 30 of 42 against an Arizona defense that had been ranked No. 2 nationally, giving up 230.8 yards per game.
The Wildcats, in the top 10 for the first time since the 1999 preseason rankings, never led in a loss that dampened their hopes for the school’s first trip to the Rose Bowl. The Wildcats’ Nick Foles completed 35 of 46 for 440 yards and three TDs.
Oregon State lost standout receiver James Rodgers to a knee injury in the second quarter. He had seven catches for 102 yards and a TD before he was injured.
California 35, UCLA 7: Shane Vereen rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns, Marvin Jones scored on a 48-yard reverse, and the Bears defense limited the Bruins to 144 yards of offense in Berkeley, Calif.
Kevin Riley ran for a score and threw a short touchdown pass to Keenan Allen for the Bears, who rolled to a 28-0 halftime advantage in their first game back from a bye after two straight losses.
Kevin Prince passed for 99 yards and a score for the Bruins, who haven’t won in six trips to Strawberry Canyon since 1998.