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Friday Morning Links

Happy Friday, everyone. USC's 38-31 victory over Arizona last night  was a fun start to what should be a great weekend of football in the Pac-12. Prepare yourself for your Saturday sports binge by scouring these links.

Here's my Pac-12 picks, so far I'm off to a decent start ... WSU's Kalifitoni Pole is coming into his own ... In case you missed it, here's our recap from Thursday Night Football ... Expect OSU to use a lot of sub packages on defense ... OSU's offensive line is almost back to normal.

Links from around the conference below.


Arizona: The Wildcats had a great rally against the Trojans ... But it came up just short.

Arizona State: The Sun Devils plan to return to the Lone Star State ... ASU still has time to make plenty of noise in the Pac-12 South.

Cal: The Golden Bears have lost a cornerback for the rest of the season.

Colorado: Some key matchups for the Buffaloes.

Oregon: The Ducks know that a challenge awaits ... They still don't know if they'll have their most explosive player.

Stanford: The Cardinal will have some fans on the road ... Stanford is moving into some new digs.

UCLA: The Bruins got a big gift from a former player. 

USC: The Trojans got the win in Ed Orgeron's debut ... It certainly didn't hurt morale.

Utah: The Utes have a new leader in the defensive backfield ... They know they need to be better on third down.

Washington: The Huskies hope to continue their football renaissance ... The Wall Street Journals asks if Seattle is too civilized for a big winner.

Jacob Thorpe
Jacob Thorpe joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the Sports Desk covering Washington State University athletics.

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