In this episode of the Podcast of Champions host Ryan Abraham is podcasting solo with birthday boy David Woods off in Hawaii for another one of his numerous vacations. Ryan is back in studio recapping what was a full slate of week 12 games in the Pac-12 that featured two ranked-on-ranked games, Friday night lights, no Saturday Pac-12 After Dark, two rivalry games and three teams fighting to stay bowl eligible.
The signature game featured the No. 5 Washington Huskies taking down the No. 11 Oregon State Beavers in rainy Corvallis. Despite a below average performance by Michael Penix and not scoring in the second half, UW was able to sneak out with a 22-20 win with the difference being a bad OSU punt snap that turned into a first half safety. No. 17 Arizona also made a statement by blowing out No. 22 Utah at home, jumping out 21-0 in the first quarter against a Utes squad that was once again banged up with key players out injured.
In the rivalry games UCLA made a statement and rallied around embattled head coach Chip Kelly, blowing out USC 38-20 in the Coliseum while Cal went into Palo Alto and took down Stanford with few problems. No. 6 Oregon had no trouble in the desert, jumping out to a 42-0 halftime lead over Arizona State with Bo Nix throwing 6 touchdown passes and Washington State steamrolled Colorado to end the Cougs 6-game losing streak and giving the Buffs their 5th loss in a row.
With one week left Washington has clinched its spot in Las Vegas and Oregon and Arizona are the only other two teams alive to face the Huskies.
Ryan also talks about Cam Rising announcing his return to Utah, the latest AP Poll, the winner of our Pac-12 Survivor Poll plus OSU and WSU take another step towards becoming the Pac-12 in 2024.
As usual Ryan ends the podcast answering listener emails questions.
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Week 12 Totals: Ryan (3-3), David (2-4)
Season Totals: Ryan (40-35-1), David (46-29-1)
- Oregon State
- Washington State
- Arizona State
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