As we approach week 7, we are officially halfway through the regular season slate of the 2016 college football season. This season has been filled with upsets and surprises through six weeks, and the latter half should be just as exciting.
The opening weekend of college football was electrifying, but week three could be even better. There are numerous games that could decide divisional winners, but there are also some of the best non-conference matchup of the year. Enough of the intro talk, though, let’s get to the games.
Nick Johnson scored all but two of his 15 points in the second half and No. 4 Arizona beat No. 6 Duke 72-66 on Friday night in the championship game of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Tyler Gaffney ran for 157 yards, and No. 5 Stanford hammered No. 3 Oregon for three quarters before holding off a furious rally by the fast-paced Ducks for a 26-20 victory Thursday night.
Hundley hit the trifecta with a touchdown each passing, rushing and receiving Thursday night to lead the 12th-ranked Bruins to a 34-27 win over Utah that lifted UCLA to 4-0 for the first time since 2005.
Arizona State has agreed on contract extensions for football coach Todd Graham and athletic director Steve Patterson through 2018, a person familiar with the deals told The Associated Press.
USC wide receiver Marqise Lee confirmed that there was a players-only meeting Sunday without coach Lane Kiffin’s knowledge to discuss the future, a day after the Trojans lost to Washington State, the Los Angeles Daily News reported Wednesday.
Arizona State has always embraced the legacy of Pat Tillman, one of its most celebrated alumni. This year, the Sun Devils are taking it to a new level while also educating current players about the linebacker-turned-pro-turned-Army Ranger.
Oregon received 14 of the 25 first-place votes for the Pac-12 North Division in the poll, earning 139 points. The defending Rose Bowl champion Cardinal, who might be even deeper than last season’s team, received 11 first-place votes and 134 points.