COACHES TELECONFERENCES: Pac-10 head football coaches will be available on a media teleconference every Tuesday during the football season 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 - WashingtonPAC-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.
2002 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
Aug. 31 Carson Palmer, QB, USC Will Derting, OLB, WSU Michael Jollivette, CB, ARIZ Sep. 7 Reggie Williams, WR, WASH Brandon Chillar, OLB, UCLA Hakim Hill, RS, ASU Sep. 14 Kyle Boller, QB, CAL Troy Polamalu, SS, USC Jemeel Powell, PR, CAL Sep. 21 Steven Jackson, TB, OSU Marquis Cooper, ILB, WASH Mark Jensen, PK, CAL Sep. 28 Jason Gesser, QB, WSU Omar Nazel, DE, USC Ryan Killeen, PK, USC
SERIES NOTES FOR THE GAMES OF OCT. 5:
UCLA (3-1) at OREGON STATE (4-1) - 12:30 PDT - ABC regional telecast - The Series: UCLA and Oregon State have met 52 times dating to 1930 with the Bruins holding a 35-13-4 series advantage. UCLA leads 14-7-1 in games played in Oregon and 10-7-1 in games at Corvallis. The teams have split the last four games overall. . . . Last Year: UCLA and Oregon State opened Conference play at Corvallis with the No. 12-ranked Bruins cruising to a 38-7 victory. It snapped a nine-game OSU home winning streak. UCLA rushed for 268 yards and QB Cory Paus tossed two TD passes as the Bruins rolled up 496 yards total offense. The UCLA defense had a good outing as well, limiting OSU to 12 first downs and 220 yards total offense (114 rushing, 106 passing).
OREGON (4-0) at ARIZONA (3-1) - 7:15 MST/PDT - Fox Sports Net national cablecast - The Series: Oregon and Arizona have met 27 times with the Ducks holding a slim 15-12 series edge. However, it has been all Oregon of late as the Ducks have won the last three and seven of the last eight. In 14 games at Tucson, the Wildcats lead 8-6, although the Ducks have won the last two meetings at Arizona Stadium. . . . Last Year: Oregon and Arizona met at rainy Tucson and QB Joey Harrington and the Ducks hammered the Wildcats 63-28. The 63 points tied tied Oregon's all-time high for a Conference game and were the most ever given up by Arizona in a Pac-10 contest. The game was tied 14-14 in the second quarter when the Ducks, aided by Arizona turnovers, exploded for 49 unanswered points. Harrington passed for three touchdowns and ran for three more in three quarters of work. The Ducks piled up 607 yards total offense (282 rushing, 325 passing) withHarrington passing for 279 yards, TB Onterrio Smith rushing for 131 yards and two TDs and WR Samie Parker pulling in six receptions for 160 yards (26.7) and a score. Arizona was not without its positive moments in compiling 483 yards total offense, including 258 yards rushing. RB Clarence Farmer rushed for a career-high 158 yards on 15 carries (10.5) and QB Jason Johnson tossed a pair of TD passes. However, the Wildcats were victimized by five turnovers, each leading to an Oregon touchdown.
CURRENT STREAKS: Longest overall winning streak - 9 games - Oregon Longest Conference-game winning streak - 6 games - USC Longest home winning streak - 17 games - Washington Longest road winning streak - 5 games - Oregon
OUT OF OUR LEAGUE: The Pac-10 currently stands at 29-8 (.784) against non-conference foes, including a 24-8 (.750) against Division I-A opponents. Of the eight losses Pac-10 teams have suffered, five were on the road to teams that were ranked in the Top 25. The 29 non-conference wins is the most since the league went 29-7 in 1988. Only three regular-season non-conference games remain--North Carolina at Arizona State and Stanford at Notre Dame this week and the Notre Dame at USC traditional at the end of the season.
OREGON: Ducks had last week off before hitting the road for the first time this season with away games at Arizona and UCLA. . . . Oregon has not had a loss coming off a bye since 1996, going 7-0 since then. . . . UO has a nine-game winning streak going, best among Pac-10 teams. Oregon's longest ever winning streak is 10 (1963-64). . . . Duck defense has posted 22 tackles for loss, including nine QB sacks, in last two games. . . . UO has scored on its opening drive in every game this season. Ducks are outscoring opponents 41-7 in the first quarter. . . . TB Onterrio Smith has rushed for more than 100 yards in all four games this year. In UO history, only Bobby Moore has posted five consecutive 100-yard rushing games (1971). . . . WR Keenan Howry has now caught a pass in 39 straight games. The Pac-10 record is 42 (Dennis Northcutt, Arizona, 1996-99). . . . Oregon defense has intercepted at least one pass in its last eight games. . . . PK Jared Siegel has been deadly this year in connecting on 10-of-11 field goal attempts, including a 52-yarder, longest for the Ducks since 1993. . . . Opponents are 0-for-8 in fourth-down conversion attempts vs. the Ducks.
OREGON STATE: Beavers will honor the 1967 "Giant Killers," one of the greatest teams in OSU history, at halftime of the UCLA game this week. It's the 35th anniversary of the Dee Andros-coached team that in the space of four weeks knocked off No. 2-ranked Purdue, tied No. 2-ranked UCLA, and then took down No. 1 USC and O.J. Simpson in a 3-0 win at Corvallis in, perhaps, the most fabled game in Beaver lore. . . . OSU has three of the next four at home and Beavs have a seven-game winning streak going at Reser Stadium. . . . With 15 TD passes already this year, QB Derek Anderson is just five away from the OSU season record of 20 (Jonathan Smith, 2000). The TD tosses have gone to eight different receivers. Anderson has thrown just one interception in five games. . . . Beavers have picked off a league-high 12 passes through five games, three more than all last season. . . . TB Steven Jackson leads Pac-10 in rushing at 120.6 yards per game.
THE QUARTERBACKS: Just another day in the Pac-10 last Saturday as three different quarterbacks passed for more than 400 yards. Washington's Cody Pickett went for 438 yards and three TDs against Idaho; Washington State's Jason Gesser had 431 and four TDs at Cal; Arizona State's Andrew Walter had 414 yards and five TDs vs. Stanford. It's a tough league, however, as those performances don't crack the Conference's top 15 for single-game passing yards.
A LOOK AHEAD: The schedule for Sat., Oct. 12:
OREGON at UCLA ARIZONA at WASHINGTON WASHINGTON STATE at STANFORD CALIFORNIA at USC OREGON STATE at ARIZONA STATE