Opinion by Brian J. Pedersen: Koetter: ASU will be ready for USC

2005-09-29T00:00:00Z Opinion by Brian J. Pedersen: Koetter: ASU will be ready for USCOpinion by Brian J. Pedersen Arizona Daily Star
September 29, 2005 12:00 am  • 

THIS WEEK IN THE pac-10 conference • BY BRIAN J. PEDERSEN / ARIZONA DAILY STAR

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Last No. School Record week Comment

1. USC 3-0 1 Trojans made Ducks feel equal before blowing them out of water

2. Arizona State 3-1 2 As ready as it will ever be to pull off major win vs. USC

3. California 4-0 3 Ho-hum TV win at New Mexico State did little for team progress

4. UCLA 3-0 4 Bruins get to remain in early-season glow with Washington in town

5. Oregon 3-1 5 How Ducks bounce back from loss to USC is critical to season

6. Washington State 3-0 7 A win at struggling Oregon State would help legitimize start

7. Oregon State 2-2 6 Back-to-back blowout losses have Beavers reeling

8. Arizona 1-2 8 Visit to Cal another chance to prove turnaround is ongoing

9. Stanford 1-1 9 Still smarting from loss to I-AA UC-Davis; now comes ticked-off Oregon

10. Washington 1-3 10 Things cannot get any worse away from Seattle, site of first 4 games

quotable

"I was sore since the second or third play, when I had to tackle LenDale White. I was coughing up blood. I've got bruises all over my body."

Oregon cornerback Aaron Gipson

On the physical pounding during the Ducks' 45-13 loss to top-ranked USC

lAST week's BESTS

REGGIE BUSH

USC running back/receiver/kick returner

Compiled 267 all-purpose yards (120 rushing, 43 receiving, 104 on returns) with two touchdowns in the 45-13 win at Oregon

DEREK HAGAN

Arizona State wide receiver

Career bests in catches (11) and yards (193) with two TDs in 42-24 win at Oregon State

LAST WEEK'S WORSTS

OREGON STATE OFFENSE

Committed six turnovers (3 interceptions, 3 fumbles) in 42-24 loss to Arizona State

WASHINGTON RUSHING OFFENSE

Gained only 41 yards on 22 carries in 36-17 loss to Notre Dame

MOMENT YOU MISSED

Ryan Gardner / AP 2005

Which way?

ASU's Rudy Burgess scoots around Oregon State's Trent Bray on his way to a score in the Sun Devils' rout.

THIS WEEKEND's GAMES

SATURDAY

No. 1 USC at No. 14 Arizona State, 12:30 p.m. (Ch 9)

Washington State at Oregon State, 1 p.m.

Oregon at Stanford, 2 p.m.

Arizona at No. 12 California, 4 p.m. (TBS)

Washington at No. 20 UCLA, 7:15 p.m. (FSNAZ)

BEST matchup

No. 1 USC at No. 14 ARizona State

12:30 p.m. Saturday, Channel 9

After blowing away Oregon in the second half last week, USC now must deal with an Arizona State team that has yet to show any offensive weakness. But the Sun Devils have been suspect on defense, which has Matt Leinart and company licking their lips in anticipation.

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Pac-12 South football standings

Team W L T PCT
Arizona 5 1 0 0.833
Utah 5 1 0 0.833
USC 5 2 0 0.714
ASU 5 1 0 0.833
UCLA 5 2 0 0.714
Colorado 3 4 0 0.429

Pac-12 North football standings

Team W L T PCT
Oregon 6 1 0 0.857
Oregon State 4 2 0 0.667
Stanford 4 3 0 0.571
Washington 5 2 0 0.714
Cal 4 3 0 0.571
Washington State 2 5 0 0.286
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