USC 52, Fresno State 13: A week that began with turmoil off the field ended with a record night on it for the No. 15 Trojans.
Cody Kessler threw for 394 yards and four touchdowns and ran for a TD, and the Trojans won Steve Sarkisian's USC debut in commanding fashion.
The Trojans ran a school- and Pac-12-record 105 plays while racking up 37 first downs and 701 yards of total offense to Fresno State's 17 first downs and 317 yards.
"We were shooting for 80 plays," Kessler said, although Sarkisian knew that playing a no-huddle team in the Bulldogs would probably increase that number.
For USC, the victory came at the end of a distracting week for Sarkisian, punctuated by a tale of heroism by suspended defensive captain Josh Shaw that turned out to be a lie. Backup running back Anthony Brown also quit the team and called Sarkisian a racist, an allegation the coach and other players vehemently denied.
"Nowhere in the coaching manual do you turn to section 1302 and see how to deal with it," Sarkisian said, "you just handle it."
Kessler said he knew they would. "We went through so much last year (four head coaches in 65 days), we can handle anything."
Oregon 62, South Dakota 13: Marcus Mariota threw for 267 yards and three touchdowns, then ran for one before sitting out the second half, leading the No. 3 Ducks to an easy win.
Running back Byron Marshall was Oregon's top receiver with eight catches for 138 yards and two touchdowns. Mariota's 62-yard touchdown pass to Dwayne Stanford on Oregon's first series of the game gave him the Ducks' career record for touchdowns with 79 (64 pass, 14 rush and one reception), surpassing Joey Harrington.
UCLA 28, Virginia 20: The No. 7 Bruins scored three defensive touchdowns before Brett Hundley led them on a crucial second-half scoring drive, and UCLA escaped Virginia with a win in the opener for both teams.
Hundley was harassed all day by Virginia's pressure defense and made the biggest play of the day for UCLA with his feet. It came on a 6-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter when he overpowered safety Quin Blanding.
The Cavaliers, 21-point underdogs, trailed 28-20 and had a first down at the Bruins' 19 late in the game, but three consecutive running plays netted just 2 yards, and linebacker Myles Jack disrupted Matt Johns' fourth-and-8 pass to Doni Dowling, and it fell to the ground.
Washington 17, Hawaii 16: John Ross scored on a reverse and a 91-yard catch, and the No. 25 Huskies held off the Rainbow Warriors despite a weak second half in Chris Petersen's debut as Washington's coach.
Jeff Lindquist threw for 162 yards in his first start for Washington after Cyler Miles was suspended for the game.
Oregon State 29, Portland State 14: Quarterback Sean Mannion passed for 328 yards and one touchdown and rushed for a score to pace the Beavers.
After trailing 14-13 at halftime, Oregon State forced turnovers on five of Portland State's first six possessions of the second half and took the lead for good on Garrett Owen's 26-yard field goal with 10:58 to play in the third quarter.
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