Tuesday Call Schedule (PST) 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. PST/12:30 p.m. MST (2:30 p.m. EST) 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.
SERIES NOTES FOR THE GAMES OF NOV 2:
ARIZONA (3-5) at OREGON STATE (5-3) - 1:00 PST/2:00 MST - The Series: Arizona and Oregon State have met 25 times with the Wildcats holding a 19-5-1 series advantage. Most of OSU's wins have come recently as the Beavers have won the last three games. Arizona leads 8-4-1 in games played in Oregon, including 7-3-1 in games at Corvallis. The Beavs have won the last two at Reser Stadium. Recently the games have been blowouts with just one of the last six contests being decided by less than 20 points. . . . Last Year: Oregon State and Arizona met at Corvallis and the Beavers roared out to a 28-0 halftime lead and never looked back in posting a 38-3 victory. The OSU defensive unit was particularly impressive in not allowing an Arizona touchdown and limiting the Wildcats to 11 first downs, 46 yards rushing, 113 yards passing, 159 yards total offense, while amassing 12 tackles for losses.
STANFORD (2-5) at OREGON (6-2) - 12:30 PST - The Series: Stanford and Oregon have met 65 times dating to 1900 with the Cardinal leading the series 43-21-1. Stanford has won four of the last five and seven of the last nine. Stanford also has won four of the last five played at Eugene. . . . Last Year: Stanford and Oregon met at Eugene and the Cardinal pulled off a comeback victory to knock off the No. 5-ranked Ducks 49-42 in an offensive shootout that featured 13 touchdowns. Stanford scored 21 unanswered points in the final nine minutes to erase a 42-28 deficit in what would prove to be Oregon's only loss in an 11-1 season. It also ended Oregon's longest-in-the-nation home winning streak at 23. Stanford's comeback was fueled by a blocked punt, an onside kick and an interception which kept getting the ball back for the Card offense. RB Kerry Carter tied a Stanford record by rushing for four TDs with the game-winner coming with 1:10 remaining in the game. For the Ducks, WR Keenan Howry had a monster game with nine receptions for 152 yards and two TDs, plus five punt returns for 186 yards, including a 69-yard return for a TD. Onterrio Smith scored on a 96-yard kickoff return for the Ducks in a big day for special teams.
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 Oct. 5 Kyle Boller, QB, CAL Marcus Reese, MLB, UCLA Drew Dunning, PK, WSU Oct. 12 Sultan McCullough, TB, USC Josh Amobi, LB, ASU Keenan Howry, RS, ORE Oct. 19 Andrew Walter, QB, ASU Tom Canada, OLB, CAL Mike Barth, PK, ASU Oct. 26 Carson Palmer, QB, USC Terrell Suggs, DE, ASU Nate Fikse, PK/P UCLAPAC-10 NOTES:
CURRENT STREAKS: Longest overall winning streak - 5 games - Washington State Longest Conference-game winning streak - 4 games - ASU and WSU Longest home winning streak - 7 games - USC Longest road winning streak - 7 games - Oregon
OUT OF OUR LEAGUE: The Pac-10 stands at 29-10 (.744) against non-conference foes, including a 24-10 (.706) against Division I-A opponents. Of the 10 losses Pac-10 teams have suffered, six 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 one regular-season non-conference game remains--the Notre Dame at USC traditional at Los Angeles on Nov. 30.
HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE?: In 21 Conference games to date, the home team holds a slim 12-9 advantage.
ARIZONA: WR Bobby Wade pulled in nine receptions vs. WSU last week to up his career total to 204 catches. That moves him into fifth place on the Pac-10 career receiving list and he is just the sixth player in Conference history with 200 receptions. Wade should continue to move up as he leads the Pac-10 in receptions (8.38 per game) and receiving yards (117.5 per game). Those figures rank him third in the nation in receiving and fourth in receiving yards. The dangerous Wade also leads the Pac-10 in punt returns and all-purpose yards (165.1 per game). . . . Wade has 39 receptions in the last four games and has eight 100-yard receiving games in his last 11 outings. Plus he has at least one reception in 39 consecutive games. . . . Arizona is 12th in the nation in passing offense at 295.4 yards per game, which is well ahead of the school record of 255 yards per game. . . . Arizona defense coming around as Cats have allowed just three TDs in last two games.
OREGON: Ducks finish up a three-week homestand with Stanford this week. . . . Ducks have suffered consecutive losses for the first time since 1999 and consecutive home losses for the first time since 1997. However, UO has still won 29 of its last 32 at Autzen Stadium. . . . Oregon has picked off at least one interception in 12 straight games. . . . TB Onterrio Smith now has 1,015 yards rushing on the season and is only the second Duck ever to record two 1,000-yard seasons (former teammate Maurice Morris is the other). . . . PK Jared Siegel continued his phenomenal season with four field goals in four attempts vs. USC last week (with three of them longer than 40 yards). Siegel is 16-of-17 on field goal attempts this season and has extended his streak of consecutive field goals made to 13. . . . QB Jason Fife passed for a career-high 336 yards vs. USC last week. . . . With a TD reception vs. USC last week, WR Keenan Howry has now scored on every Pac-10 team.
OREGON STATE: Beaver defense limited Cal to 16 yards rusing last week, a figure helped by four QB sacks for minus-49 yards. . . . On the other side of the ball, OSU rushed for 301 yards, led by TB Steven Jackson's 239-yard effort. Those figures are top team and individual rushing marks in the Pac-10 this year and Jackson's rushing yardage is the second-best performance in OSU history. . . . Beavers have won 20 of last 23 at Reser Stadium. . . . OLB Nick Barnett leads the Pac-10 in tackles with 9.8 per game and Beavs as a team lead the league in scoring defense in allowing just 17.5 points per game. OSU also leads league and is ninth in the country in pass efficiency defense and has allowed just five TD passes all year. . . . OSU is outscoring opponents 75-19 in the first quarter.
CLOSE GAMES: In 21 Conference games to date, 16 have been decided by 11 or fewer points, including 10 by eight or fewer.
YOU GOTTA HAVE HART: Three quarterbacks from Hart High School in Newhall, Calif., started for Pac-10 teams last week. California's Kyle Boller, Stanford's Kyle Matter and UCLA's Matt Moore all prepped at Hart, which also produced Cal All-America QB Joe Kapp. Boller led Hart to a 13-1 record in 1998, Matter went 26-2 in 1999-2000, and Moore was 13-0 in 2001.
THE PASSERS: There have been a total of 27 300-yard passing days in the Pac-10 this season, including nine 400-yard days and one 500-yard performance. . . . USC QB Carson Palmer passed for 448 yards in the Trojans' win at Oregon last week. Palmer became the fifth Pac-10 QB to have a 400-yard passing day this season. There have been a record nine 400-yard passing days in the Pac-10 this season--three by Andrew Walter of Arizona State, two each by Jason Johnson of Arizona and Cody Pickett of Washington, and one by Jason Gesser of Washington State and Palmer.
THE RUNNERS: Oregon TB Onterrio Smith and Oregon State TB Steven Jackson are in a neck-and-neck race for the Pac-10 rushing title. Through eight games, Smith has 1,015 yards, Jackson 1,004. No other backs in the Conference are within 300 yards of Smith and Jackson.
BASKETBALL MEDIA DAYS:
Women: Wed., Oct. 30, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., HP Pavilion at San Jose
Men: Wed., Nov. 6, 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Sheraton Gateway Hotel Los Angeles Airport