Pac-10 Week 5 glance

Here are the scheduled matchups for the Pac-10 this week.

Washington State (1-3, 0-1) at UCLA (2-2, 0-1): Washington State was overmatched by USC last week, but the Cougars were able to move the ball at times. However, the offense remains unbalanced and far too reliant on young quarterback Jeff Tuel. Meanwhile, UCLA is the talk of the conference after rising from the dead and completely outplaying Texas last week — the Bruins forced four first-half turnovers and ran for 264 yards on the ground against the nation’s No. 2 rushing defense.

James RodgersICONWill WR James Rodgers be available for the Beavers this weekend?

Arizona State (2-2, 0-1) at Oregon State (1-2, 0-0): The Beavers must only look forward now after losses to TCU and Boise State. There is much to play for — specifically the Rose Bowl berth that eluded them last year with the loss to rival Oregon. Will wide receiver James Rodgers be available to play? Arizona State, meanwhile, is coming off back-to-back tough losses against Wisconsin and Oregon. Can the Sun Devils stop the bleeding against Mike Riley’s bunch?

Washington (1-2, 0-0) at USC (4-0, 1-0): Another team looking to stop the bleeding, Washington, will face a team in USC seeking revenge for last year’s defeat at Husky Stadium. The Huskies have struggled on the road the last few seasons and will need their “stud” quarterback Jake Locker to step up in a tough environment. Meanwhile, the Trojans have not yet played their “A” game. Will Lane Kiffin’s bunch be looking past the Huskies toward Stanford?

Stanford (4-0, 1-0) at Oregon (4-0, 1-0): ESPN’s College GameDay will be in Eugene for the nation’s game of the week. Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck has another national stage for his Heisman candidacy, while Oregon running back LaMichael James could snare some votes with a big game, as well. How will Ducks signal caller Darron Thomas fare against a real physical Stanford defense?

Arizona (4-0, 1-0) and Cal (2-2, 0-1) are off this week.

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