Except for the University of Washington's close game against No. 11, not much suspense in any of the other Pacific-10 Conference games Saturday:
ARIZONA: A whole lot happened in Tucson – debuts, lightning delays and missed opportunities in the red zone – as the Wildcats trim Central Michigan.
ARIZONA STATE: Nixon has a night defensive backs only dream of in season-opening drubbing of Idaho State in Tempe.
CALIFORNIA: It takes just one 73-yard scoring jaunt by Best, and the rest of it falls into place for the Bears against Maryland.
OREGON STATE: It was a Rodgers' sibling field day for the Beavers against punchless Portland State on Saturday.
STANFORD: All the stars produced, and Luck's debut was nothing short of sterling as the Cardinal routed WSU on the road.
UCLA: Offense hogs the spotlight – and playing time – in Bruins' easy triumph over San Diego State at The Rose Bowl.
USC: The Trojans offense is more than Barkley and McKnight. A forgotten weapon re-emerged for USC in the wallop of San Jose State.
WASHINGTON STATE: Personally, I wouldn't recommend any Cougars news except from my man at the Spokesman-Review – Vince Grippi – and his first glance states WSU has made progress from last season, even after a 39-13 loss to Stanford in Pullman. FYI . . . by season's end, people are going to realize the Cardinal is pretty damn good!