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Tuesday, September 16
Backup quarterbacks could play key roles in Pac-12 | Bud Withers

Star quarterbacks at UCLA and Arizona State have gone down with injuries, putting the pressure on backups. The Bruins and Sun Devils both say they have players capable of taking over.

Sunday, September 14

Young QB Jerry stars in sequel of an improbable Neuheisel story at UCLA | Bud Withers

The Neuheisels are still writing improbable scripts as UCLA quarterbacks. Backup Jerry Neuheisel, Rick’s son, came off the bench to help UCLA beat Texas on Saturday.

Saturday, September 13

Washington State gets some needed relief, beats Portland State | Bud Withers

The Cougars began a major reclamation project with a 59-21 victory over the Vikings, breaking a four-game losing streak

Tuesday, September 9

In Los Angeles, USC remains the center of attention | Bud Withers

UCLA was the popular preseason pick to win the Pac-12 South, but the Trojans have stolen the headlines — for good and bad reasons — so far this season.

Sunday, September 7

Pac-12 notes after a second week of college football | Bud Withers

Oregon moves up in the AP Top 25 poll, Stanford withers against USC and UCLA and Washington have to hold on for victories.

Saturday, September 6

Inconsistency biting the Cougars who look good at times, but still start 0-2 | Bud Withers

Coach Mike Leach says some of the problems lie with the coaching staff

Thursday, September 4

Cougars promise changes on defense for game at Nevada | Bud Withers

WSU coach Mike Leach says he didn’t like the Cougars’ defensive game plan in their season-opening loss to Rutgers in Seattle. Leach and defensive coordinator Mike Breske say things will be different this week.

Tuesday, September 2

Pac-12 blockbusters: Stanford-USC, Oregon-Michigan State

USC vs. Stanford and Oregon vs. Michigan State offer two huge early season games that renew Big Ten/Pac-12 perceptions and a coaching feud, and could have implications on the first college football playoff.

Sunday, August 31

UCLA’s struggles, USC’s dominance highlight Week 1 in Pac-12 | Bud Withers

The Bruins, thought to be the class of the Pac-12 South, looked lifeless offensively with a couple of linemen missing in their 28-20 win at Virginia.

Friday, August 29

Washington State can’t finish, loses opener to Rutgers | Bud Withers

The Cougars played in fits and starts — the fits chiefly on defense — and fell miserably to Rutgers, 41-38, Thursday night at CenturyLink Field in front of a crowd of 30,927.

Wednesday, August 27

Senior quarterbacks could be key players in WSU-Rutgers matchup

You wouldn’t think Rutgers and Washington State, opening the college football season Thursday night at CenturyLink Field, would have that much in common. But they do, including experienced senior quarterbacks.