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FROM PULLMAN -- Washington State has a home game this week, which means getting on a plane and making the short trek across the state to CenturyLink Field. Though maybe that's a good thing, given the good fortune of the home teams in that stadium this week. Read on.


First, the Seahawks stunned the Packers and ended a labor dispute and almost broke Twitter. Then, Washington pulled off last night's 17-13 upset over No. 8 Stanford in the same stadium. If the Cougars win there tomorrow, it would mark the most successful week for underdog football teams from Washington in the history of CenturyLink Field (you know, because I've researched the subject so thoroughly). ... In today's newspaper, we have a feature on defensive tackle Xavier Cooper, and we also posted on the blog yesterday after practice with some comments from special teams coordinator Eric Russell. ... From Oregon: the Ducks will have their eyes on Travis Long. Oregon thinks it'll have quite a few fans in Seattle tomorrow.

Around the Pac-12 ...

As mentioned above, Washington used a strong defensive effort to topple Stanford last night, holding the Cardinal to just 65 rushing yards in the process. ... Arizona's strength so far is its secondary. ... Arizona State is giving drug testing a try. ... UCLA gets one of its offensive linemen back this week. ... Oregon State's quarterback looked good yesterday, according to his coach. ... Colorado has a persistent quarterback. ... Utah's running back swears he'll improve going forward.

All for now.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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