Pac-12 football: Arizona stuns No. 5 Oregon 42-16
Tucson, Ariz. • The goal posts lying flat on the field, Arizona's fans lingered on the field, congregating around the locker room entrance nearly 30 minutes after rushing out of the stands.
This was a big one for Arizona.
For Oregon, it was a crushing blow, to its national title hopes and maybe its BCS bowl chances, too.
Ka'Deem Carey ran for 206 yards and four touchdowns while becoming Arizona's all-time leading rusher, and the Wildcats pulled off a monumental upset by taking advantage of numerous Oregon miscues, shocking the fifth-ranked Ducks 42-16 on Saturday.
"A good win, honestly," Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said. "This was a great opportunity for our guys and they took it."
It was hard to see this one coming. Arizona was coming off consecutive home losses, the most disappointing last week's toe-stubbing against Washington State.
Oregon had raced through most of its schedule, a loss to Stanford putting a dent in its national championship hopes, but a Rose Bowl bid still on the table.
The Wildcats (9-2, 6-2 Pac-12) turned the tables on the fast-paced Ducks, eschewing the normal slow-it-down routine most teams play against them by keeping their foot on the throttle.
With Carey bursting through the line to punish defenders and B.J. Denker dinking and dashing with a variety of fakes, the Wildcats jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead and kept going for their first win over a top-five team since knocking off No. 2 Oregon in 2007.
Oregon gave the Wildcats plenty of help with three turnovers and turning it over twice more on downs to end its national title hopes and, possibly, its four-year run of BCS bowls.
Carey was the workhorse for Arizona as he has been all season, carrying a school-record 48 times while scoring on runs of 6, 1, 9 and 2 yards to break Art Luppino's career record of 48 total touchdowns set from 1953-56. Carey also reached 3,913 career yards rushing, breaking the mark of 3,824 set by Trung Canidate from 1996-99.
No. 19 Arizona St. 38, No. 14 UCLA 33 • In Pasadena, Calif., Taylor Kelly passed for 225 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 99 yards and another score, and Arizona State hung on in the fourth quarter to clinch its first Pac-12 South title with a victory over UCLA.
Marion Grice had 95 yards rushing and 72 yards receiving for the surging Sun Devils (9-2, 7-1 Pac-12), who will face Stanford in the league title game in two weeks. If Arizona State beats Arizona in the Territorial Cup game next week, the Sun Devils will host the Cardinal.
Jaelen Strong had six catches for 91 yards and a score, but Arizona State blew most of a 22-point halftime lead over the Bruins (8-3, 5-3) and scored just three points in the second half. The Sun Devils' defense held UCLA scoreless on its final two drives to wrap up their sixth consecutive victory.
Brett Hundley passed for 253 yards and two touchdowns for UCLA, which hadn't lost at home this season. Myles Jack rushed for 86 yards and a touchdown while the freshman linebacker played almost exclusively on offense.
No. 10 Stanford 63, California 13 • Ty Montgomery matched a Stanford school record with five touchdowns, scoring his first four on as many touches to start the game, and the host Cardinal beat Bay Area rival California while also clinching a spot in the Pac-12 championship game with Oregon's loss.
Kevin Hogan threw four of his five scoring passes to Montgomery, including a 9-yard completion just before halftime that put Stanford ahead 42-13. The Cardinal (9-2, 7-2 Pac-12) bounced back from last week's loss at USC but needed No. 5 Oregon to lose one of its final two games to earn a spot in the conference championship.
Hogan set career highs with 329 yards passing and the five TD passes.
Cal (1-11, 0-9) lost its 10th straight.
Conference All Games
W L PF PA W L PF PA
Stanford 7 2 299 175 9 2 367 208
Oregon 6 2 341 197 9 2 525 224
Oregon St. 4 3 239 187 6 4 352 280
Wash. St. 4 4 227 307 6 5 341 348
Washington 3 4 238 207 6 4 366 237
California 0 9 175 425 1 11 276 551
Ariz. St. 7 1 340 210 9 2 461 277
USC 5 2 218 165 8 3 310 213
UCLA 5 3 245 221 8 3 403 275
Arizona 4 4 241 212 7 4 372 238
Colorado 1 6 137 327 4 6 259 388
Utah 1 7 206 273 4 7 326 319
Arizona 42, Oregon 16
Washington St. 49, Utah 37
Stanford 63, California 13
Arizona St. 38, UCLA 33
Southern Cal at Colorado, late
Washington at Oregon St., late
Washington St. at Washington, 11:30 a.m.
Oregon St. at Oregon, 5 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 30
UCLA at Southern Cal, TBA
Colorado at Utah, noon
Notre Dame at Stanford, 5 p.m.
Arizona at Arizona St., 7:30 p.m.