Quick look at Week 8 Pac-12 games

October, 15, 2012
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Here's a quick look at Week 8 in the conference. All times are ET.

Thursday

No. 3 Oregon (6-0, 3-0) at Arizona State (5-1, 3-0) 9 p.m. ESPN: The series is tied at 16-16, but the Ducks have won the last seven meetings, including a 41-27 win last year in Eugene. The Ducks have won 11 of 14 games against the Sun Devils dating back to 1998 and have won the last four games in Tempe, averaging 43.8 points in those games. Oregon and Arizona State rank Nos. 1 & 2 in scoring offense in the Pac-12. Arizona State is No. 1 in scoring defense and Oregon is No. 4. Arizona State QB Taylor Kelly is ranked first in the Pac-12 in passing efficiency. Oregon's Marcus Mariota is second.

Saturday

No. 20 Stanford (4-2, 2-1) at California (3-4, 2-2) 3 p.m. FOX: Stanford leads the series 52-44-10 and has won two in a row, including a 31-28 win last year. The game matches the No. 2 rushing defense of Stanford (89.5 yards per game) against the No. 3 rushing offense of Cal (195.0). Stanford has struggled on the road this year, most notably the offense and QB Josh Nunes. In two road games, they have failed to score an offensive touchdown, and Nunes is a combined 30-of-62 (48 percent) for 295 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions.

Colorado (1-5, 1-2) at No. 10 USC (5-1, 3-1) 6 p.m. Pac-12 Network: USC leads the series 6-0, including a 42-17 win last year. Colorado is last in the Pac-12 in scoring offense and scoring defense. The Buffaloes also should offer a chance for USC's struggling passing game to get on track. The Buffs are last in the conference in pass defense and pass efficiency defense.

Washington (3-3, 1-2) at Arizona (3-3, 0-3) 10 p.m. Pac-12 Network: Washington leads the series 18-9-1, including a 42-31 win last year. The Huskies have lost two in a row, the Wildcats three in a row. All of those losses came to ranked teams. In last year's UW win, Chris Polk scored five TDs, rushed for 144 yards and caught four passes for 100 yards. In 2010 in Tucson, then-backup QB Matt Scott led the Wildcats team to a 44-14 win, completing 18-of-22 passes for 233 yards and two TDs.

Utah (2-4, 0-3) at No. 8 Oregon State (5-0, 3-0) 10:30 p.m. ESPN2: While Oregon State leads the series 9-6-1, the Utes have won four of five, including a 27-8 win last year. That was the Utes' first Pac-12 victory in five tries. The teams split their last two decisions in Corvallis with Utah getting its only win there in 1991 and OSU winning in 2007. The Utes are last in the conference in total offense and 11th in rushing offense. Oregon State is first in the conference and fourth in the nation in rushing defense.

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