Second-ranked Oregon dispatches Colorado 70-14
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Kenjon Barner rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 2 Oregon easily took care of Colorado 70-14 on Saturday in advance of next weekend's Pac-12 showdown with 10th-ranked USC.
De'Anthony Thomas rushed for another score and added a 73-yard punt return for a touchdown before most of the Ducks' offensive starters were pulled midway through the second quarter. Redshirt freshman quarterback Marcus Mariota passed for 136 yards and two TDs.
The Ducks (8-0, 5-0 Pac-12) built a 56-0 lead by halftime and their 70 points were the most they'd ever scored against a conference opponent. It was Oregon's 11th straight overall victory dating to a 38-35 loss at home to USC last season.
Christian Powell rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns for the Buffaloes (1-7, 1-4), who lost their fourth straight.
Washington upsets No. 7 Oregon State 20-17
SEATTLE (AP) — Bishop Sankey ran for 92 yards and two touchdowns, Travis Coons kicked a 30-yard field goal with 1:20 left and Washington took advantage of four interceptions from Oregon State's Sean Mannion in a 20-17 upset of the seventh-ranked Beavers on Saturday night.
Oregon State (6-1, 4-1 Pac-12) was trying for the first 7-0 start in school history. Instead it became the second AP Top 10 team to be upset by the Huskies at home this season. Washington knocked off then-No. 8 Stanford 17-13 in late September.
Mannion, returning from minor knee surgery, threw interceptions on consecutive possessions early in the fourth quarter after Oregon State had rallied from a 10-0 halftime deficit to pull even with a dominating third quarter. The last of Mannion's four picks was snagged by Marcus Peters and two plays later Sankey scored from the 1 to give Washington (4-4, 2-3) a 17-10 lead.
No. 19 Stanford sloppy in 24-17 win over Wash. St
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Ed Reynolds returned an interception for a touchdown and No. 19 Stanford sacked Jeff Tuel 10 times to overcome a sloppy offensive effort in a 24-17 victory over Washington State on Saturday.
Reynolds stepped in front of Tuel's pass for the safety's fourth interception — and second returned for a score — this season early in the fourth quarter. He ran 25 yards untouched into the end zone to give the Cardinal a two-touchdown lead and highlight another dominant defense effort that held the Cougars (2-6, 0-5 Pac-12) to minus-16 yards rushing.
Stanford (6-2, 4-1) still produced little separation on the scoreboard due to an inefficient offense.
Josh Nunes completed 7 of 15 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown and Ryan Hewitt ran for a short score.
E WASHINGTON-S UTAH
S Utah edges E Washington on late FG, 30-27
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Colton Cook booted a 36-yard field goal with 3 seconds left in the game and Southern Utah rallied for a 30-27 victory over Eastern Washington.
Southern Utah (4-5, 3-3 Big Sky) trailed 27-20 entering the fourth quarter.
Brad Sorensen found Fatu Moala for a 21-yard touchdown pass with 7:01 left in the game to pull the Thunderbirds even.
Sorensen completed 33 of 43 passes for 392 yards and a TD, and Moala caught 10 passes for 112 yards and a TD.
Quarterbacks Kyle Padron and Vernon Adams combined to complete 35 of 50 passes for 404 yards and 2 TDs for Eastern Washington (6-2, 5-1).
Linebacker Zak Browning had 15 tackles (14 solo) and recovered a fumble for Southern Utah.
PORTLAND ST-UC DAVIS
McDonagh leads Portland State past UC Davis 49-21
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Kieran McDonagh accounted for three touchdowns, D.J. Adams rushed for 139 yards and a score, and Portland State exploded in the second half Saturday for a 49-21 victory Saturday over UC Davis.
McDonagh completed 12 passes for 250 yards, including a 68-yard TD to Justin Lilley, and added 57 yards rushing, including scoring runs of 23 yards in the second quarter and 6 yards in the third. Adams followed with a 4-yard score for the Vikings (3-5, 2-3 Big Sky), who outscored UC Davis 35-7 after halftime.
Thomas Carter and Ben Bowen added rushing scores, and Ian Sluss returned one of Randy Wright's two interceptions for another touchdown.
Wright led the Aggies (3-6, 2-4) with 264 yards passing and found Anthony Soto for two TDs. Marquis Nicolis added a rushing score.
Portland State leads the series with UC Davis 8-4, but this was the teams' first game as conference opponents.
Wondolowski ties MLS goal mark in Earthquakes' tie
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Chris Wondolowski tied the MLS single-season record with his 27th goal and the San Jose Earthquakes wrapped up the regular season with a 1-1 draw against the Portland Timbers on Saturday night.
Wondolowski scored in the 24th minute, matching the record set by Roy Lassiter of Tampa Bay in 1996. The 29-year-old forward booted a penalty kick into the lower left corner of the net after Portland goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts was whistled for taking out Steven Lenhart in a race to secure the ball.
San Jose (19-6-9) has already secured its second Supporters' Shield and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Earthquakes went undefeated in their last 10 matches and lead the league with 72 goals. They will face the Los Angeles Galaxy or Vancouver Whitecaps in first round.
No. 8 Duke routs W. Washington in preseason clash
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly both scored 22 points to lead No. 8 Duke to a 105-87 preseason win over Western Washington on Saturday.
Freshman Rasheed Sulaimon netted 18 of his 20 points in the first half for the Blue Devils.
Western Washington, the defending NCAA Division II national champion, was led by Paul Jones, who scored 20 points.
The Blue Devils used runs of 12-3 and 13-0 in the first half to build a 54-39 lead at the break.
Western Washington got within 69-58 with 13:38 left, on a tip-in by Jones, but couldn't trim the deficit anymore the rest of the way.
Duke, which shot 57.6 percent (34 of 59) for the game, led by as many as 21 points and outrebounded Western Washington 41-34.
Alaska-Anchorage, North Dakota tie 3-3
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Derek Forbort's goal with 1:08 left in regulation led to a 3-3 tie between fourth-ranked North Dakota and Alaska-Anchorage on Saturday in Western Collegiate Hockey Association play.
Forbort's goal went through a lengthy review before it was allowed.
Jordan Kwas and Tyler Currier both scored in the third period, setting the stage for Forbort's tying goal.
Scott Allen's goal gave UAA a 1-0 lead in the first period, but Corban Knight and Rocco Grimaldi staked UND to a 2-1 lead in the second period.
Rob Gunderson made 30 saves for UAA (2-2-2, 0-1-1), including three in overtime. Clarke Saunders, who shut out the Seawolves last weekend, made 27 saves for UND (2-1-1, 1-0-1).
The tie stopped the Seawolves' six-game losing streak against North Dakota.
TRAIL BLAZERS MOVES
Trail Blazers waive 5 players
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have waived five players in advance of their season opener on Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Guards Demonte Harper, Justin Holiday and Coby Karl, and forwards Dallas Lauderdale and Adam Morrison were waived, the team announced Saturday.
Karl, the son of Nuggets coach George Karl, averaged 4.8 points, 1.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists in four preseason games, while Morrison, the third overall pick in the 2006 draft, averaged of 3.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in five games. The others played limited minutes.
Harper and Lauderdale will report to the Blazers' NBA Development League team, the Idaho Stampede.
Portland's roster stands at 15 heading into the opener.