Pac-10 Weekly Release

All the action is in the Pacific Northwest this week with four games being played in the Conference's northern outposts. Headlining the action in a game with Rose Bowl implications is ARIZONA STATE at WASHINGTON STATE (ABC) in a battle of the lone unbeaten teams in Conference play. Other Pac-10 action finds UCLA at WASHINGTON (TBS), STANFORD at OREGON and ARIZONA at OREGON STATE.

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. PST/11:00 a.m. 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 (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 - 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. 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.


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.


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 UCLA

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.


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

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