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Week one didn’t see too many games and in fact if you blinked you might have missed it. While the major action will happen next week with a full slate of high profile games, a couple teams kicked off this weekend.
Lets start with the first game. Oregon State faced off against the Colorado State Rams. While Oregon State has long been in the cellar of the PAC-12 North, they built some solid momentum in 2016. While much of the conference was talking about who was returning at the QB position, the Beavers had to figure out who would be under center.
Jake Luton won the QB competition but wasn’t able to win his first start. Despite throwing for over 300 yards, he was intercepted three times and when you do that you’re not going to win very many games. RB Ryan Nall continued his impressive career by taking his 15 carries for 115 yards including a 75 yards touchdown.
Defense is where this team really needs to improve. They gave up 58 points to a Colorado State team that will get another PAC-12 test next week in Colorado and then face the juggernaut that is Alabama in week four.
Staying in the PAC-12 North, Stanford took on Rice University in Australia and it was the beating you’d expect. One surprise was that Cardinal QB Keller Chryst wasn’t just ready to play, he was ready to win. While not lights out, Chryst did was he needed to do to keep an overwhelmed Rice defense on their heels.
Stanford’s defense is as advertised and they made life hell for the Owls’ offense. This defense will have a much tougher test in week two when they face the USC Trojans.
Make sure to tune back in for next week’s PAC-12 wrap up where there will be plenty of action to recap.