After a close loss last week, can USC knock off Notre Dame and continue along its playoff trajectory? See what our Pac-12 reporters think.
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Tate, Kunaszyk and Wishnowsky named Pac-12 Players of the Week
Arizona QB Khalil Tate followed up his record-breaking performance from a week ago with another impressive showing, racking up 378 yards of total offense and three TDs against UCLA. ILB Jordan Kunaszyk led Cal's dominant defensive performance in a 37-3 victory over previously unbeaten Washington State. And Utah P Mitch Wishnowsky averaged 46.8 yards on six punts vs. USC.
Take a look back on the best performances of Week 7 in the Pac-12 and look ahead to Week 8.
The Pac-12 has become a wide-open race
According to ESPN's FPI, Washington entered Week 7 with a 50 percent chance to win the Pac-12. However, the Huskies' 13-7 loss to Arizona State on Saturday night made it a three-team race in the conference.
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Don't sleep on Stanford as a potential Pac-12 champion.
Khalil Tate had another huge game running the ball to lead Arizona, so for the second consecutive week he's the best Power 5 quarterback.
Buckeye O stands out in Husker rout
Ohio State just edges out Oklahoma State for FBS' most efficient offense from Week 7. Two Pac-12 stalwarts, Stanford and Arizona, turned in pretty sharp performances as well.
Shocking losses by Washington and Washington State shook up this week's conference power rankings and leave room for debate at just about every spot.
Khalil Tate followed up last week's record-setting performance with another strong one, rushing for 230 yards and two touchdowns to lead Arizona over UCLA 47-30 Saturday night.
Expect a shootout in the desert
ESPN's FPI projects UCLA with a slight edge over Arizona in Saturday's matchup. With two high-powered offenses and two defenses that have trouble making stops, expect the scoreboard to light up like a Christmas tree.
The Pac-12 race gets going in earnest as a pair of one-loss teams face off when USC hosts Utah, which aims to bounce back after losing to Stanford.
Take a look back on the best performances of Week 6 in the Pac-12 and look ahead to Week 7.
Arizona backup QB Khalil Tate, who turned in a record rushing night for the Wildcats, is the best Power 5 quarterback for Week 6, while Iowa State's Kyle Kempt has an epic performance in his first college start.
Flawless days from UCF, Arizona offenses
The Knights posted a perfect 100.0 offensive efficiency in Saturday's beatdown of the Bearcats. Arizona was a tenth of a point away from perfection, while Georgia and Iowa State weren't far behind.
Tate leads passers with perfect game
By QBR's measure, you can't have a better game than Khalil Tate, who came out of nowhere to eviscerate Colorado with his arm and especially his legs. McKenzie Milton wasn't too far behind, while Jarrett Stidham cracked the top five for the third consecutive week. Kyle Kempt and Jonathan Banks rounded out the group.
The Huskies and Cougars are on another level in the Pac-12 power rankings, and barring a huge upset they should remain atop the mountain for some time.
Backup quarterback Khalil Tate rushed for 327 yards, the second-most in school history, and accounted for five touchdowns to help Arizona hold off Colorado 45-42 on Saturday night.