Pac-12 football week begins Thursday



The Oregon Ducks defeated Arizona 49-0 last Saturday to move to No. 2 in the latest AP poll. In the game, Colt Lyerla – listed as a tight end – made his backfield debut.

Lyerla with reporters including KVAL-TV in Eugene. He says he still needs to learn running back nuances.

Lyerla and Bryan Bennett scored simultaniously in the game when Lyerla took the handoff and Bennett didn’t let go.

Beavers Play First Back-to-Back Games

The No. 18 Oregon State Beavers travel for the second straight Pac-12 game Saturday (5 p.m. – 960 the Sports Legend) against Arizona in a battle of the top two passing offenses in the Pac-12.

OSU receivers Brandin Cooks and Markus Wheaton are both in the top five nationally in receiving yards per game.

Thursday Start For Pac-12 Games

The Pac-12 week begins Thursday with No. 8 Stanford traveling to Washington.

Both teams have protected the ball well – just one turnover per game. Aside from giveaways, Cardinal head coach David Shaw says a big key is:

It’s an ESPN game Thursday at 6 p.m.

Pac-12 Football Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 27
Stanford at Washington – 6 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, September 29
Arizona State at California – 1 p.m. (FX)
UCLA at Colorado – 3 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)
Oregon State at Arizona – 7 p.m. (960 the Sports Legend radio/Pac-12 Networks)
Oregon at Washington State – 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)