The calendar may say it’s Sunday.
But the calendar gets sort of rewritten when teams play games on a Thursday night. So for the Huskies, today is essentially a Tuesday, meaning the Huskies will go through one of their heavier practices of the week as they prepare for the upcoming game against Stanford.
While the Huskies were going through a lighter workout Saturday, however, just about everyone else in college football was in action, and it was a typically crazy day throughout the nation and the Pac-12.
Here are some links recapping it all:
— Oregon State pulled off one of the bigger upsets of the day and likely moved into the Top 25 with its 27-20 win at UCLA. The Beavers never trailed in moving to 2-0 and look much-improved from a year ago and like a team that will be a handful for everyone it plays. And afterward, everyone got to go to In-N-Out. OSU now travels to Tucson.
— The upset of the day might have come in Pullman where the Cougars blew a 31-14 lead with just over seven minutes left to lose 35-34. Here’s all of our coverage, including Bud Withers saying the Cougars can probably forget about a bowl.
— Oregon did nothing to dissuade the notion it could be the best team in the Pac-12 by dominating Arizona with a somewhat surprisingly stout defensive performance. Oregon plays in Seattle next week against WSU and then hosts UW on Oct. 6.
— Arizona State rebounded from its loss at Missouri to look like the team it had been the first two weeks in clobbering Utah 37-7. Intriguing game for the Devils next week at Cal.
— USC got its running game back on track rushing for 296 yards in beating Cal 27-9. Still, Bill Plaschke didn’t like that USC had only its defense and running game to rely on (and somewhere, lots of other fans go “we’ll take it.”) USC plays Oct. 4 at Utah and then on Oct. 13 at Washington.
— In reviewing UW’s previous foes, Portland State lost to Southern Utah 49-42 in a crazy game that went down to the last play; San Diego State lost at home to San Jose State 38-34 in a game that also went down to the end; and LSU beat Auburn 12-10.
— Good review of the weekend on a national scale from CollegeFootballTalk.
— It wasn’t a good weekend for a lot of the top Heisman contenders.
— The San Diego Union-Tribune notes Donald Butler hasn’t missed a play in the Chargers’ first two games.