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Quick look at first week's games

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  1. RSSBot

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    By Ted Miller

    [​IMG]Each Pac-12 plays this week, though for some just barely -- plenty of FCS foes.

    The slate is, obviously, led by Oregon-LSU. Next week, things ramp up considerably.

    Here's a quick look (all times ET).

    Thursday, Sept. 1

    Montana State at Utah, 8 p.m. (KJZZ): Utah should record a blowout in its first game as Pac-12 team. Will be interesting to see how well quarterback Jordan Wynn throws after shoulder surgery, but here's a guess he doesn't play four quarters. Up next: USC.

    UC Davis at Arizona State, 10 p.m. (FS Arizona): The Sun Devils get a warmup before a marquee nonconference foe comes to town. Up next: Missouri (Friday).

    Saturday

    Minnesota at USC, 3:30 p.m. (ABC): Minnesota arrives with new coach Jerry Kill. Trojans should do exactly that against perennially rebuilding Big Ten foe. Up next: Utah.

    UCLA at Houston, 3:30 p.m. (FSN): Bruins figure to get a full dose of Cougars quarterback Case Keenum, who had a season-ending knee injury in last season's game at the Rose Bowl. Bruins need to get out of gate fast. Up next: San Jose State.

    Sacramento State at Oregon state, 4 p.m. (OSUBeavers.com): Oregon State gets a warmup game before a big nonconference trip. Needs to get healthy. Up next: at Wisconsin.

    San Jose State at Stanford, 5 p.m. (CSNBA): The debut of new coach David Shaw. And the first date of Sir Andrew Luck's royal tour. Up next: at Duke.

    Idaho State at Washington State, 5 p.m.: Cougars will be 1-0 for first time since 2005. Up next: UNLV.

    E. Washington at Washington, 7 p.m. (Root NW): Huskies might want to take the defending FCS champs -- and preseason FCS No. 1 team -- seriously. Up next: Hawaii.

    Fresno State versus California, (CSNCA): Cal and new quarterback Zach Maynard tries to get off to a fast start at Candlestick Park. Up next: at Colorado.

    Oregon versus LSU, 8 p.m. (ABC): Winner might rise to No. 1. Which team overcomes offseason distractions and starts season with huge bang? Up next: Nevada.

    Northern Arizona at Arizona, 10 p.m. (FS Arizona): Wildcats get warmup before big nonconference test, which is a good thing with five new starters on the offensive line. Up next: at Oklahoma State (Thursday)

    Colorado at Hawaii, 10:15 p.m. (ESPN2): Buffaloes try to end 17-game road losing streak in new coach Jon Embree's debut. Up next: California.

    Originally posted by ESPN.com - Pac-10 Blog
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    For fun:

    Utah 41 Montana State 9
    Arizona State 38 UC Davis 10
    USC 34 Minnesota 14
    Houston 31 UCLA 27
    Oregon State 35 Sacramento State 7
    Stanford 45 San Jose State 6
    Washington State 37 Idaho State 10
    Washington 30 Eastern Washington 17
    California 24 Fresno State 21
    LSU 23 Oregon 20
    Arizona 33 Northern Arizona 13
    Colorado 27 Hawaii 25
     
  3. CarolinaBuff

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    Sucks that the Oregon-LSU and Boise-UGA games are at the same time, but hey, college football is about to be back so we no right whatsoever to bitch. :thumbsup:
     
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    USC and Utah play in week 2?
     
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    Yup
     
  6. CVilleBuff

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    Yeah, we've been focusing on Arizona's (and our own) tough slates out of the gate, but Utah's is rough as well. Utes travel to the Coliseum on 9/10, go to Provo on 9/17, and then after a bye week host Washington and Arizona State at Rice-Eccles on 10/1 and 10/8 respectively. They'd be lucky to start the season 3-2. 2-3 might be most likely, and it doesn't get easier after that with 3 of the next 4 on the road. Welcome to the big leagues.
     

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