Around the Pac-12: Week 5

Story posted October 5, 2022 in CommRadio, Sports by James Morrison

Last week the UCLA Bruins took down the undefeated Washington Huskies at home on Friday night.

Oregon, USC, Washington State and Utah each picked up wins that week.

USC comes into this week as the sixth-ranked team in the country and is rolling with Lincoln Riley at the helm and Caleb Williams at quarterback.

Travis Dye transferred from Oregon and is the leading rusher on the team and has one less touchdown than fellow transfer Jordan Addison.

Eric Gentry has led the defense on the field and in tackles at the linebacker position.
They host Washington State on Saturday.

UCLA is second in the PAC-12 and the 18th-ranked team in the country while Dorian Thompson-Robinson has easily been the team MVP.

The Bruins will host Utah this Saturday in a ranked matchup that will have postseason implications.

Oregon is the 12th-ranked team in the nation and has played pretty well since getting blown out by Georgia the opening weekend.

The defense has seemed spotty at best, but Bo Nix has been able to lead the Ducks back as they will face off against Arizona on Saturday.

Utah is not out of the playoff and has had some pretty convincing wins after losing to Florida on the opening weekend.

Quarterback Cameron Rising has thrown at least two touchdowns in every game after the Florida game, and the defense is led by safety Cole Bishop and linebacker Karene Reid.

Washington State has played in some pretty tough games this year and will have its biggest test at USC Saturday.

Potential NFL prospect Cameron Ward has been the leader on offense for Washington State while three receivers have over 200 yards, and a fourth is closing in on 200.

California almost beat Notre Dame in week three but has not faced that much competition headed into the bye week.

Jaydn Ott has led the rushing attack and has over 500 rushing yards on the year with five touchdowns.

The 21st-ranked Washington Huskies are coming off their first loss in which they almost came back from a 23-point deficit against UCLA.

They will go face Arizona State this weekend, and Michael Penix Jr. leads all of college football with 1,733 passing yards.

Arizona is hosting Oregon this week in their biggest test since Mississippi State in the second week.

Receiver Jacob Cowing has over 500 yards and seven touchdowns and is leading the team.
Oregon State is coming into an early morning game at Stanford as they search for their first win in conference play.

The rushing attack of Deshaun Fenwick, Jam Griffin and Damien Martinez has led the Beaver's offense so far this season.

Arizona State is also searching for its first conference win after firing coach Herm Edwards earlier in the year.

Florida transfer Emory Jones will try to get the offense rolling along with the help of running back Xavian Valladay. 

Colorado does not have a win this year and needs to get the offense going, as it has consistently put up under 21 points in every game this season.

Stanford has let up at least 40 points in three straight games, while quarterback and NFL prospect Tanner McKee has done his best to keep them in the games.

Stanford will host Oregon State on Saturday.

James Morrison is a junior majoring in Broadcast Journalism. To contact him, email