*ASU 42, UCLA 23: ASU is the clear frontrunner to win the Pac 12 South after shutting out UCLA in the second half and outscoring the home team 32-6 after trailing 17-10.
*ASU USED IT PREVIOUS PEDESTRIAN PASSING GAME TO TORCH THE UCLA DEFENSE: Jayden Daniels’ 13 completions went for 286 yards and both touchdowns came on great play calls from offensive coordinator Zak Hill against UCLA blitzes.
*THE POWER RUNNING GAME WAS ALSO DECISIVE: Chip Trayanum, after missing the previous three games, rushed 16 times for 67 yards, while Rachaad White had nine carries for 69 yards and Daniels took off six times for another 45 yards, the perfect number of attempts for the quarterback. All of that against UCLA’s defense that previously had allowed just 2.4 yards per carry.
*THE DEFENSE ALLOWED 435 YARDS BUT SHUTOUT UCLA IN THE SECOND HALF: ASU consistently tackled well in space to keep UCLA below 35 points for the first time in its last seven games.
*ASU LIMITED THE PENALTIES: Six for 51 yards is acceptable. UCLA was flagged for 89 yards. By the way, according to ESPN, the Pac 12 leads all FBS in penalties per game, BY FAR.
*AROUND THE PAC 12, OREGON DOESN’T DESERVE TO BE IN THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF: Mario Cristobal’s team completely botched the clock during the final 2:00 of regulation on both sides of the ball and committed two 15-yard penalties during Stanford’s game-tying touchdown drive to force overtime. FYI – Stanford improved to 4-0 in overtime games against Oregon.