SCtoC College Football Weekend 2018 - Week 8 Oct 15, 2018 22:48:50 GMT -8
Post by Nevadanut on Oct 15, 2018 22:48:50 GMT -8
Welcome to SCtoC's week 8 coverage of the 2018 College Football Season.
Every game of a team which we cover here will be followed up with a final score and stat summary when it becomes available. This will serve as the preview and game thread for the entire week's games.
We've also provided links to the official twitter accounts of each team in each match up. Often those accounts will have additional updates leading up to, during and after the games.
All times are pacific time. Times and broadcast information could be subject to change.
STANFORD CARDINAL at ARIZONA ST. SUN DEVILS
What: The Cardinal make their way to the desert to battle the Sun Devils.
When: Thursday, October 18 at 6 p.m.
Where: Sun Devil Stadium; Tempe, Arizona.
Radio Stream: Cardinal Sports Network.
2018 Records: Cardinal 4-2 (2-1 Pac-12 North). Sun Devils 3-3 (1-2 Pac-12 South)
Head Coaches (overall as HC): Cardinal - David Shaw (77-24). Sun Devils - Herm Edwards (3-3).
2017: The Cardinal defeated the Sun Devils, 34-24, in Palo Alto.
Cardinal Notes: The Cardinal are reeling after two straight losses to Notre Dame and Utah. Their offense has been stagnant and their defense has been burned. Coming off a bye week, the Cardinal will look to reboot their season in Tempe. The Cardinal played catch up in their week 6 loss to Utah. Bryce Love, after sitting out against the Utes, should be good to go in this one. K.J. Costello completed 26 of 41 yards for 381 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. Given the trend to passing for the Cardinal, three players accumulated 100 or more receiving yards. Kaden Smith and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside each caught eight passes for 128 and 103 yards, respectively. Trenton Irwin added seven catches for an even 100 yards.
Sun Devils Notes: The Sun Devils are coming off a loss, but are still looking to make some noise in the Pac-12 South. Three more wins make them bowl bound, and a win over the Cardinal would be a feather in their cap. In a rough 28-21 loss to Colorado in week 6. Manny Wilkins went 12 of 18 for 222 yards and a touchdown. Eno Benjamin scored two touchdowns to go with his 120 yard off 28 rushes. Sophomore Frank Darby caught three passes for 131 yards and a touchdown. N'Keal Harry had three receptions for 62 yards. Sun Devils head coach Herm Edwards has a 54-74 record as an NFL head coach with the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs.
Twitter: Cardinal * Sun Devils
COLORADO ST. RAMS at BOISE ST. BRONCOS
What: The Broncos are at home to welcome the Rams.
When: Friday, October 19 at 6 p.m.
Where: Albertson's Stadium; Boise, Idaho.
Radio Stream: KBOI.
2018 Records: Rams 3-4 (2-1 Mountain West - Mountain); Broncos 4-2 (2-1 Mountain West - Mountain).
Head Coaches (overall as HC): Broncos - Bryan Harsin (53-18). Rams - Mike Bobo (24-22).
2017: The Broncos defeated the Rams in overtime, 59-52, in Fort Collins.
Rams Notes: The Rams come in with an opportunity to improve their stake in the Mountain West Championship race. Wyatt Bryan's 26-yard field goal with 2:01 left in the fourth quarter lifted the Rams past New Mexico last week, by a 20-18 tally. K.J. Cara-Samuels went 24 of 42 for 311 yards and a touchdown in the win. Izzy Matthews rushed 26 times for 92 yards to lead the Rams. Preston Williams recorded nine catches for 93 yards and a touchdown in the win. Olabsi Johnson and Warren Jackson had five receptions for 81 yards and four catches for 69 yards, respectively.
Broncos Notes: Boise St. overcame four turnovers to eek out a 31-27 week 6 win over Nevada last week in Reno. They are searching for their third conference win in this one. Senior gunslinger Brett Rypien hit 28 of 38 attempts for 299 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions in the win. A.J. Richardson caught four passes for 79 yards and a touchdown, and Sean Modster had a game-high six receptions, going for 51 yards. C.T. Thomas added three receptions and a touchdown. Broncos head coach Bryan Harsin is 27-8 in Mountain West Conference games.
Twitter: Rams * Broncos
CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS at OREGON ST. BEAVERS
What: The Golden Bears head north to neighboring Oregon to meet the Beavers.
When: Saturday, October 20 at 1 p.m.
Where: Reser Stadium; Corvallis, Oregon.
Television: Pac-12 Networks.
Radio Stream: KGO 810.
2018 Records: Golden Bears 3-3 (0-3 Pac-12 North). Beavers 1-5 (0-3 Pac-12 North).
Head Coaches (overall as HC): Golden Bears - Justin Wilcox (8-10). Beavers - Jonathan Smith (1-5).
2017: The Golden Bears defeated the Beavers, 37-23, in Berkeley.
Golden Bears Notes: Cal's victory over Oregon St. was one of only two conference wins for the Golden Bears last season. They are looking for their first conference win of this season in this one. Brandon McIlwain went 22 of 40 for 168 yards and two interceptions in the Golden Bears week 7 loss to UCLA, 37-7. Patrick Laird rushed 17 times for 94 yards and a touchdown. Jeremiah Hawkins added four receptions for 49 yards and Vic Wharton III had 5 catches for 35 yards. The Golden Bears are 2-10 in Pac-12 play under head coach Justin Wilcox.
Beavers Notes: The Beavers are in a similar situation as Cal was last season. Former Beavers quarterback Jonathan Smith has taken the reigns of the team and is going through some predictable growing pains. The Beavers are coming off a bye week. Wisconsin native Conor Blount lines up under center for the Beavers. He went 15 of 21 for 172 yards in the Beavers' 56-37 loss to Washington St. in week 6. Jermar Jefferson exploded in that game, scoring four touchdowns on 25 carries for 138 yards. Tommy Hernandez recorded six receptions for 92 yards, while Trevon Bradford added eight receptions for 68 yards in the Beavers' cause.
Twitter: Golden Bears * Beavers
OREGON DUCKS at WASHINGTON ST. COUGARS
What: The Ducks trek to eastern Washington to face the Cougars.
When: Saturday, October 20 at 4:20 p.m.
Where: Martin Stadium; Pullman, Washington.
Radio Stream: 750 The Game.
2018 Records: Ducks - 5-1 (2-1 Pac-12); Cougars 5-1 (2-1 Pac-12 North).
Head Coaches (overall as HC): Ducks - Mario Cristobal (30-49). Cougars - Mike Leach (127-82).
2017: The Cougars defeated the Ducks, 33-10, in Eugene.
Ducks Notes: This is a clash between two of the top teams in the Pac-12. Both come in with just one loss on the season and are looking to gain ground in their quests for a conference championship. Justin Herbert has been solid for the Ducks all season. He completed 18 of 32 passes for 202 yards with two touchdowns in the Ducks' 30-27 overtime win over Washington in week 7. C.J. Verdell was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for his 29 rushes for 111 yards and two touchdowns; one of them coming in the extra period to give the Ducks the win. Dillon Mitchell, who has been a standout all season, had 8 receptions for 119 yards and a touchdown.
Cougars Notes: ESPN College Game Day will make its appearance in Pullman to preview this game, and the college football slate of action for week 8. The Cougars, under Mike Leach, seem always to be in the hunt for the conference title. Gardner Minshaw went 30/40 for 430 yards and five touchdowns in the Cougars' 56-37 road win over Oregon St. in week 6. Davontavean Martin led all receivers in the game with eight catches for 119 yards and two touchdowns. Easop Winston added seven receptions for 99 yards, and James Williams added four catches for 78 yards and a touchdown.
Twitter: Ducks * Cougars
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