Ka’Deem Carey ran for a Pac-12 record 366 yards and scored five touchdowns, powering Arizona to a 56-31 rout of Colorado on Saturday in Tucson, Ariz.
Carey, who carried 25 times, broke the record of 357 rushing yards set by Washington State’s Rueben Mayes at Oregon on Oct. 27, 1984. The sophomore’s five rushing TDs – of 10, 13, 30, 8 and 3 yards – tied a conference record. Carey, whose longest gain of the day was 71 yards, smashed the school record of 288 yards set by Trung Canidate against Arizona State in 1998.
With Pac-12 leading passer Matt Scott out with a concussion, junior college transfer B.J. Denker completed 12 of 14 passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns in his first start for Arizona. He also ran for 44 yards and a touchdown as the Wildcats became bowl-eligible with their sixth win, rebounding from a 66-10 loss at UCLA the previous week.
(16) Stanford 27, (13) Oregon State 23: Kevin Hogan threw for 254 yards and three touchdowns in his first collegiate start, and the Cardinal overcame four turnovers to rally past the Beavers in Stanford, Calif., and stay in control of their Pac-12 title hopes.
Cody Vaz fumbled late in the fourth quarter to give Stanford the ball at the Oregon State 29. The Beavers’ only turnover turned out to be the difference.
Hogan hit tight end Zach Ertz for a 13-yard touchdown for the go-ahead score and Stanford stopped the Beavers twice more. Oregon State won the turnover margin 4-1 but only converted three points out of them – and the one mistake cost the Beavers badly.
(2) Oregon 59, California 17: Marcus Mariota overcame a brief injury to throw for a career-high 377 yards and tie a school record with six touchdown passes as the Ducks made a case for the top ranking in the country by beating the Bears in Berkeley, Calif.
Oregon withstood injuries to its entire starting defensive line and brief absences by Mariota and star running back Kenjon Barner to extend the longest active winning streak in major college football to 13 games.
(21) USC 38, Arizona State 17: Marqise Lee caught 10 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown, Curtis McNeal rushed for 163 yards and two more scores, and the Trojans bounced back from consecutive losses with a victory over the Sun Devils in Los Angeles.
Matt Barkley threw for 222 yards and three TDs while becoming the leading passer in conference history for USC, which overcame a slow start and five turnovers to snap its two-game skid.
The Sun Devils managed just 250 total yards and scored all of their points off USC’s turnovers, getting shut out in the final 27 minutes.