Monday, October 3, 2016
Bilo's College Football PASS/FAIL Reports Week 5: PAC-12
PASS: Washington, California, Colorado, USC, Washington State, UCLA
If, like me, you were still questioning the validity of Washington, you no longer should after the Huskies dismantled Stanford 44-6 this week. The Huskies are the class of the North as of this moment.
Cal picked up the biggest upset win of the week, beating Utah at home and causing a celebration from Sonny Dykes that was just pure joy. Cal looks like they are in position now to sneak into a bowl bid, but they cannot stop now. And hey, they beat the Utes on a defensive play! There is hope!
Don’t look now, but Colorado is in the head seat the South table right now. Their destiny belongs to them moving forward. This is the kind of season that Mike McIntyre needed.
USC is a complete enigma at this point after blowing out Arizona State. They get Colorado at home this week, so we shall see who the real Trojans are.
Washington State seems to be rebounding very nicely from their rough early start, and like I said two weeks ago to their grumbling fans, keep your heads up. The win over Oregon could be just the start for the Cougars.
UCLA picked up a relatively easy win over Arizona at the Rose Bowl, and the Bruin defense and special teams are the stars of the show. Once the Offense catches up, UCLA could get on a run.
FAIL: Stanford, Utah, Oregon State, Arizona State, Oregon, Arizona
Stanford was just completely outclassed by Washington Friday night, and the Cardinal look to be behind the 8 ball in the North heading into the midpoint of the season. This may be David Shaw’s biggest challenge.
Utah could not get into the end zone late against Cal, and the Utes now are in a pinch in South play. The Utes showed more inconsistencies this week, and it got the best of them.
Oregon State has shown virtually zero life this season, and Gary Anderson has got to find a way to get this engine going, and he has to do it soon.
Arizona State finally folded against better talent this week in a blowout loss to USC, and now must quickly rebound against a UCLA team that should be favored.
Oregon is falling apart quickly, and that defense, coached by Brady Hoke, is a virtual disaster. Dakota Prukop was benched at one point as well at QB.
Arizona is now down to their 4th QB of the season, their 3rd RB, and injuries mounted like crazy in a loss to UCLA. Rich Rodriguez is a mess right now.