Bud Withers of the Seattle Times examines what happened last week in Pac-12 football.

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His observations include that "Utah is a mistake waiting to happen" and that Colorado is "having about as much success in their new league as Utah." The difference in the latter, however, is the Buffaloes' "growing pains were expected."

— ESPN.com blogger Mike Sando writes that former Ute Alex Smith "played with poise and ran the offense with purpose" in San Francisco's 48-3 win over Tampa Bay.

— Listen to ESPN 700 interviews from Utah's 35-14 loss to Arizona State.

— Check out the Arizona Republic's coverage of Saturday's game.

— Ex-Utah coach Urban Meyer denies a report he may be headed to Penn State.