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Morning reading: Arizona gets drubbed in Stillwater

It wasn't much fun in Stillwater, Oklahoma for the Arizona Wildcats, who got rolled 37-14

From Ryan Finley's game story ...

Oklahoma State's 37-14 thrashing of the UA before 54,654 at Boone Pickens Stadium played out just like the rest of them, another sequel to a bad movie with a predictable plot.

By now, you know the script.

Arizona enters the game with great expectations only to get beat from Broken Arrow to Broken Bow in the first half. The UA fights back admirably with the game out of reach only to have flukey things happen and its fading hopes crushed. Maybe a player gets hurt, or maybe he doesn't make the trip at all.

The Wildcats then board a plane home to Tucson, swearing it won't happen again. Columnist Greg Hansen says things don't look better in the near future for the Wildcats

Let's get to today's News Tribune where Todd Milles covered yesterday's closed practice. No, Todd wasn't sitting at the gate staring forlornly into the stadium through a small hole in the fence. Head coach Steve Sarkisian met with the media afterward.  Sarkisian admitted to being a little on edge this week as Todd wrote in his earlier blog post

Todd wrote about youngsters Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Kasen Williams and their first game performance and the progress they can make from the first game to the next.

Maybe it wasn’t the impact some UW fans were expecting, especially after all the spectacular, acrobatic plays they made during fall camp.

But Sarkisian had this assessment of his blue-chippers: “They weren’t perfect. They functioned.”

Now that the teenagers know what college football feels like, should one expect a hike in production this week against Hawaii? Sarkisian isn’t sure.

“They’re all different,” Sarkisian said. “Every guy’s growth is different. Some guys do, some guys, it might take, two, three, four, five weeks.” Pac 12 North

Cal: The quarterback-receiver duo of Zach Maynard and Keenan Allen are half-brothers, but they don't like being called anything but brothers.

Oregon: Ken Goe of the Oregonian takes a look at the Ducks offense. Here's the practice report

Oregon State: Paul Buker breaks down the quarterback controversy that incumbent Ryan Katz never saw coming. Is James Rodgers nearing a return sooner than expected? The Beavs will be without tailback Malcom Agnew for this game.

Stanford: Ben Gardner bulked up almost 30 pounds to move from outside linebacker to defensive linen.

Washington State: Here's a story on a pair of Big Sky rivals - Paul Wulff and Bobby Hauck - hooking up at the FBS level.

Pac 12 South

ASU: The Sun Devils are ready for the showdown with Missouri tonight

Colorado: Wide receiver Paul Richardson isn't getting a lot of accolades, but he's pretty damn good.

USC: QB Matt Barkley wants a win for his 21st birthday. Scott Wolf of the LA Daily News has this notebook.

UCLA: After getting gashed by Houston, the Bruins' defense expects to play better against San Jose State. Of course, that's kind like having an awful burger at McDonalds and then expecting to have a better one at Red Robin. The Bruins defense should be better because San Jose State isn't that good. Quarterback Kevin Prince was photographed looked very upset after being knocked out of the game.

Utah: Norm Chow returns to the Coliseum the site of so many big games he was a part of it. Utah AD once wanted freshmen not to be eligible in their first year. Now the Utes are relying on them.