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Morning links: Wrapping up the Huskies' 44-30 loss to UCLA

--- Here's our game story, focusing on how much the losses of Marcus Peters and Hau'oli Kikaha -- plus split-duty for Shaq Thompson -- hurt the Huskies' defense.

--- Some more details here on Kikaha's shoulder stinger.

--- John McGrath writes that the Huskies should have gone for the first down instead of punting on 4th-and-2 late in the first half.

--- Jerry Brewer writes that Petersen's first season could have an ugly ending.

--- Larry Stone writes that "the next step" continues to elude the Huskies.

--- Art Thiel writes that the Huskies had no shot without Peters and Kikaha.

--- UCLA rolled, and now has an extra week to prepare for USC.

--- The Bruins put it all together.

--- The Huskies were doomed by a slow start.

--- Brett Hundley led the Bruins to victory.

--- Myles Jack had a big game in his return to the state of Washington.

--- The story from the Everett Herald.

Elsewhere in the Pac-12 ...

Washington State 39, Oregon State 32 -- WSU quarterback Luke Falk torched the Beavers in his first career start. ... The Beavers have lost four consecutive games.

Arizona State 55, Notre Dame 31 -- The Sun Devils made a statement.

Arizona 38, Colorado 20 -- The Wildcats stayed in the Pac-12 South race with the win. ... The banged-up Buffaloes fell short.

Oregon 51, Utah 27 -- Oregon clinched the Pac-12 North and survived Salt Lake City with its title hopes intact, thanks in part to Kaelin Clay's inexplicable turnover. ... Utah made too many mistakes.

Christian Caple can be reached at christian.caple@thenewstribune.com. Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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