Pac-10 Weekly Release

Nine non-conference games, five of them on the road, are on the schedule this week. Included are three daunting road contests against Top 20 teams as WASHINGTON STATE is at Ohio State (ABC), USC travels to Colorado (ABC) and CALIFORNIA plays at Michigan State (ESPN2). The home Pac-10 schedule is highlighted by Utah at ARIZONA.

COACHES TELECONFERENCES: Pac-10 head football coaches will be available on a media teleconference every Tuesday during the football season. The first call will be conducted Tue., Sep. 17 and the calls will continue each Tuesday through Nov. 19. Each coach is scheduled to be on the line for 10 minutes with the calls starting at 10:00 a.m. PDT/MST. In addition, a taped replay will be available at 3:00 PT/MT following the call and will be available until the next call. Media members may call the Conference office or any Pac-10 SID office to receive the media-only number for both the live teleconference or the taped replay.

Following is the schedule for the teleconferences:

Tuesday Call Schedule (PDT/MST) 10:00 a.m.

John Mackovic - Arizona 10:10 a.m.
Buddy Teevens - Stanford 10:20 a.m.
Dennis Erickson - Oregon State 10:30 a.m.
Bob Toledo - UCLA 10:40 a.m.
Pete Carroll - USC 10:50 a.m.
Mike Bellotti - Oregon 11:00 a.m.
Dirk Koetter - Arizona State 11:10 a.m.
Mike Price - Washington State 11:20 a.m.
Jeff Tedford - California 11:30 a.m.
Rick Neuheisel - Washington


PAC-10 SATELLITE FEED: The Pac-10 provides a weekly satellite feed featuring interviews with the coaches and selected players regarding upcoming games along with highlight footage. The half-hour feed airs every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. PDT/MST (2:30 p.m. EDT) beginning Sep. 4 and running through Nov. 20, with a final week run on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Coordinates for the feed are GE 2, Transponder 11 (C-Band). Trouble numbers: Master Control 310-543-1835 or 310-231-3229 or pager 888-423-0095 or Michelle Lockhart at the Pac-10 at 925-932-4411.


DOUBLE COVERAGE: A new one hour radio program devoted to Pac-10 football will air on a national network of radio stations. Double Coverage will air in most markets on Wednesday evenings with a rebroadcast on Saturday mornings on many outlets. Check local listings for the station in your area.


UNLV (1-1) at OREGON STATE (2-0) - 4:00 PDT - TBS Superstation national cablecast - The Series: Oregon State and UNLV have met just three times with the Rebels winning all three. Included are wins in the two previous games at Corvallis (1983 and 1990). . . . Last Meeting: Oregon State and UNLV met at Las Vegas early in the 1991 season with the Rebels posting a 23-9 upset win. UNLV rushed for 277 yards and limited the Beavers to 225 yards total offense. Those were the dark days for OSU as the loss at Vegas was one in a 15-game losing streak over two seasons. . . . Coaching Notes: UNLV head man John Robinson had two very successful stints as head coach at USC (1976-82 and 1993-97). He also played and was an assistant coach down the road from Corvallis at OSU archrival Oregon. Both Robinson and OSU coach Dennis Erickson are former NFL head coaches. . . . TV Note: UNLV at Oregon State marks the first game of the Pac-10's new national cablecast agreement with TBS Superstation.


OREGON STATE NOTES: CB Dennis Weathersby has become the Beaver career leader in pass breakups. . . . OSU has sold out all its remaining home games. . . . Beavs currently have a five-game home winning streak going and have won 17 of last 19 at Reser Stadium. . . . Any concerns regarding the loss of veteran offensive stalwarts QB Jonathan Smith and TB Ken Simonton may have been allayed by the play of their replacements in OSU's first two games. . . . Soph QB Derek Anderson's two-game passing stats read 48-of-77 (62.3%) for 631 yards, 7 TDs, 0 INTs. In the same two games, TB Steven Jackson has rushed 46 times for 258 yards (5.6-yards average) and 2 TDs. . . . Those two have been big contributors to the Beavers averaging 42.0 points, 514 yards total offense and 322.5 yards passing per game through two games. . . . OSU has 11-3 (+8) advantage in turnover margin due largely to picking off seven passes in first two games.

The complete Pac-10 release can be read in PDF format at Pac-10.org.

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