Pac-12 football notebook: Money, TV issues kept conference from expanding

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 21 2011 6:00 p.m. MDT

Note: The Sun Devils play their first-ever Pac-12 game against the same team they played their first Pac-10 game in 1978, a 20-7 ASU victory, over the No. 2-ranked Trojans.

7. Washington (2-1)

Last week: Lost at Nebraska 51-38

This week: Home vs. Cal, 1:30 p.m. MT, FSN

Note: Quarterback Keith Price has already thrown 11 touchdown passes, the most ever for a Washington QB over a three-game span.

8. Washington State (2-1)

Last week: Lost at San Diego State 42-24

This week: Bye

Note: Quarterback Marshall Lobbestael ranks 3rd in the country in passing efficiency and Marquess Wilson is 3rd in receiving yards.

9. Colorado (1-2)

Last week: Beat Colorado State 28-14

This week: Plays at Ohio State, 1:30 p.m. MT, ABC, ESPN2

Note: Senior running back Rodney Stewart is closing in on 3,000 yards, having moved into fourth place on the school's all-time rushing yards list with 2,967 yards.

10. Arizona (1-2)

Last week: Lost to Stanford 37-10

This week: Home vs. Oregon, 8:15 MT, ESPN2

Note: This will be the Wildcats' third straight game against a Top 10-ranked opponent.

11. UCLA (1-2)

Last week: Lost to Texas 49-20

This week: At Oregon State, 1:30 p.m. MT, Prime Ticket

Note: Jeff Locke took over placekicking duties last week and made field goals from 51 and 49 yards and also averaged 48 yards on punts.

12. Oregon State (0-2)

Last week: Bye

This week: Home vs. UCLA, 1:30 p.m. MT, Prime Ticket

Note: The Beavers opening-game loss to Sacramento State looks worse than ever after Sac State lost handily to both Southern Utah and Weber State the past two weeks.

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