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Pac-12 Confidential

Bud Withers offers an inside look at the Pac-12 Conference and the national college scene.

December 7, 2013 at 10:07 PM

In the end, it’s all Stanford . . .

Got to give it up for Stanford, which throttled Arizona State on the road, 38-14, Saturday night for the Pac-12 football title. The Cardinal didn’t do much for sustained TV viewing, blowing ahead by three touchdowns in the first half, and undoubtedly, leading a lot of viewers to switch to the rousing Michigan State-Ohio State game.

ASU’s crippled running backs situation didn’t help, but it wouldn’t have been enough to make up a 24-point difference. Marion Grice was already out for the game and D.J. Foster went out after a leg injury.

Oregon gets mounds of publicity for its flash and facilities, but it’s been Stanford that crowded the Ducks out of the title game the past two years. This year, the Pac-12 South finished strong, and Arizona State had the best conference record in the league at 7-1, but at the end, it was Stanford standing tallest for the second straight season.

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