No. 8 Washington State 44,
No. 16 Arizona State 22
PULLMAN, Wash. – Jason Gesser threw three touchdown passes as No. 8 Washington State took over sole possession of first place in the Pac-10 Conference with a 44-22 win over 16th-ranked Arizona State on Saturday.
Jermaine Green scored on runs of 13 and 10 yards as Washington State became the front-runner for the Rose Bowl.
The Cougars kept star Sun Devils defensive end Terrell Suggs away from Gesser, who broke Jack Thompson’s school record for career yards passing. Jerome Riley caught two TD passes.
Gesser was 18-of-32 for 250 yards and was intercepted twice.
Walter completed 31 of 51 passes for 328 yards, finding Mike Pinkard for scoring passes of 35 and 23 yards, but the Cougars stopped the Sun Devils twice on downs inside the 3-yard line.
Arizona State was held to 37 yards rushing, while the Cougars ran for 135 yards.
No. 19 Oregon 41, Stanford 14
EUGENE, Ore. – Jason Fife threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score Saturday as No. 19 Oregon bounced back from two straight defeats with a 41-14 win over Stanford.
The Ducks, coming off home losses to Arizona State and Southern California, beat Stanford for just the second time in six tries at Autzen Stadium.
The Cardinal handed Oregon its only loss last season en route to its second consecutive Pac-10 title and a No. 2 national ranking.
With the exception of Jason Siegel’s field goal with 1:20 left, the Ducks did all their scoring in the first half — building a 38-7 lead by halftime.
UCLA 34, Washington 24
SEATTLE – Tyler Ebell ran for 102 yards and three touchdowns, and freshman quarterback Drew Olson was steady if not spectacular in his first start to lead UCLA past Washington 34-24 Saturday night.
Ebell’s fifth straight 100-yard game helped the Bruins improve to 4-1 on the road this season. UCLA also handed the struggling Huskies their third straight loss.
Linebacker Spencer Havner sealed the win with 1:17 to play by intercepting a pass from Washington’s Cody Pickett and returning it 41 yards for a TD.
Oregon State 38, Arizona 3
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Steven Jackson ran for 134 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as Oregon State beat Arizona 38-3 – the exact score they beat the Wildcats by last season.
It was the fifth straight loss for the Wildcats, who are the Pac-10’s lone winless team.
Arizona had minus-23 yards rushing and 93 yards overall. It was the second fewest rushing yards allowed by Oregon State in school history. OSU held Oregon to minus-24 yards in 1966.
Derek Anderson passed for 239 yards and a score for the Beavers, who won their second straight after losing three in a row.