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Top 25 voters stayed up late to watch Fresno State. ‘Dogs ranked for first time since 2018

Fresno State received some due respect from Top 25 voters across the country on Sunday following its 40-37 comeback victory over No. 13 UCLA at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The Bulldogs, who two weeks earlier had a fourth-quarter lead at No. 11 Oregon before losing by one touchdown, hit the rankings at No. 22 in the Associated Press Top 25 and No. 25 in the Coaches Poll.
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What’s next for USC? Oregon State and a QB decision

Oregon State (2-1, 0-0 in Pac-12) at USC (2-1, 1-1) Oregon State update: The Beavers are coming off a 42-0 win over Idaho, their second win in a row and the second consecutive game in which they have scored over 40 points. The shutout win gave Oregon State the luxury of resting many of its starters in the second half this past weekend. … QB Chance Nolan has completed 70.3% of his passes for 634 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions through three games, while RB B.J. Baylor has rushed for 264 yards and seven TDs. … The Oregon State defense ranks ninth nationally at tackles for loss, averaging nine per game. The Beavers allow on three TFLs per contest, making the line of scrimmage an important battle for this game.
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San Gabriel Valley Tribune

5 key numbers from USC’s win over Washington State

Here are five key numbers from USC’s 45-14 win over Washington State:. That’s how many yards per completion freshman quarterback Jaxson Dart racked up. It’s part of why USC has to consider Dart as the new starter; junior Kedon Slovis has only moved the ball an average of 9.37 yards per completion this season. Dart’s 391 passing yards in his first game is not far off Slovis’ total (479) through the first two games, either.

Will Utah open Pac-12 play with a new starting quarterback?

As Utah prepares to enter Pac-12 play this weekend, it does so with a losing overall record and with, quite possibly, a new starting quarterback. The Utes lost to San Diego State 33-31 in triple overtime last Saturday in Carson, California, in a game that saw sophomore Cam Rising come off the bench and lead an impressive fourth-quarter rally.

Hornet football loses in thriller

The Hornets started the game off to a bad start with a fumble within the Cougar’s territory. College of the Canyons was able to take advantage of this turnover as they marched down the field to score a 27-yard field goal from kicker Ty Morrison to put the first points up on the board with a 3-0 lead.

UCLA Bruins at a loss against Fresno State, 40-37

Fresno State was first on the scoreboard thanks to a short rushing touchdown that was followed by a failed two-point attempt. UCLA answered with its own touchdown and successful point-after kick, ending the quarter up one point. The Bulldogs surged ahead to stay ahead with a second-quarter touch down and...