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Hawaii redshirt sophomore John Ursua rolled up game highs with seven receptions and 123 yards in Saturday's 40-22 loss against Nevada and he also found the end zone once.

Ursua had four 100-yard games to kick off his 2018 campaign, but he has managed just two 100-yard games across the past five outings. While his yardage has tailed off a bit, he still has at least one touchdown in eight of his nine contest this season, totaling 14 receiving scores with one rushing touchdown. The Warriors need all hands on deck next Saturday as they travel to face red-hot Fresno State.
Oct 21 - 3:45 AM

Hawaii redshirt sophomore QB Cole McDonald completed 19-of-37 passes for 259 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Saturday's 40-22 loss against Nevada.

Whatever was ailing McDonald, forcing him out of the Wyoming game, appears to be in the rear-view mirror. He has rolled up five passing touchdowns over his past two starts since returning, and he has two or more TD strikes in each of his eight appearances this season. After a 6-1 start the Rainbow Warriors are on a two-game slide. It won't get any easier with a trip to face red-hot Fresno State next Saturday.
Oct 21 - 3:41 AM

Nevada sophomore WR Elijah Cooks finished with three receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 40-24 win at Hawaii and he added a 40-yard touchdown run, too.

Cooks, who is no relation to former Oregon State WR and NFLer Brandin Cooks, is starting to find the end zone with regularity. He has managed five receiving scores over his past five outings and the scoring run came on his first-ever rushing attempt at the collegiate level. OC Matt Mumme is finding ways to get the ball into the hands of Cooks and it is paying off. Next up is a home game against San Diego State on Saturday.
Oct 21 - 3:37 AM

Nevada freshman RB Toa Taua ran 18 times for 126 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 40-22 win at Hawaii and he also was credited with a pair of completions for 14 yards.

The diminutive scat back posted his first triple-digit rushing total since he had a career-high 170 yards and three touchdowns on Sept. 22 at Toledo. He rebounded rather nicely after an ugly 1.8 yards per carry last time out against Boise State. The freshman will have growing pains, but there is plenty of upside with the recruit from California. Next up is a battle against San Diego State next Saturday.
Oct 21 - 3:32 AM

Nevada senior QB Ty Gangi completed 21-of-29 passes for 247 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions with 13 rushing yards in Saturday's 40-22 win at Hawaii.

Gangi missed the Fresno State game on Oct. 6 due to a thigh injury, but he has been able to make it through each of the past two outings without any setbacks. The Wolf Pack evened their record at 4-4 and are very much alive for a potential bowl game, perhaps back in the state of Hawaii. He has registered 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions through his seven starts. Saturday marked his first start since Nov. 11, 2017 without an INT. Next up is a home battle against San Diego State on Saturday.
Oct 21 - 3:28 AM

UCLA redshirt junior RB Joshua Kelley rushed 31 times for 136 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 31-30 win against Arizona.

Kelley was a beast for HC Chip Kelly, totaling 179 yards from scrimmage. After a slow start the transfer from UC Davis has come on like gangbusters, rolling up four consecutive 100-yard games. He has also scored at least one touchdown in each of his past three outings, totaling five scores during the impressive span. Kelley will look to keep it rolling against Utah in the Rose Bowl next Friday night.
Oct 21 - 2:27 AM

UCLA redshirt senior QB Wilton Speight came off the bench in Saturday's 31-30 win against Arizona, completing 17-of-27 passes for 204 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.

Speight spelled the injured freshman QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson, who was unavailable in the second half due to an undisclosed injury. It was Speight's first action since he was crunched in the opening-game loss against Cincinnati, suffered a multi-week back injury. If DTR is unable to go in next Saturday's game against Utah it would be Speight reclaiming his starting job.
Oct 21 - 2:23 AM

UCLA freshman QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson (undisclosed) completed 5-of-8 passes for 103 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions in Saturday's 31-30 win against Arizona, but he exited with an undisclosed injury.

HC Chip Kelly said after the game that he didn't know what Thompson-Robinson's injury was but that he wasn't available in the second half. Opening game starter Wilson Speight took the reins and led the Bruins to the one-point win, their second consecutive successful weekend after an 0-5 start. It's uncertain who will be Kelly's starting signal caller on Friday night when Utah pays a visit.
Oct 21 - 2:20 AM

Arizona redshirt senior WR Shawn Poindexter posted six receptions for 106 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Saturday's 31-30 loss at UCLA.

The senior was a steadying force for erratic backup QB Rhett Rodriguez, as the receiver was one of the only players who seemed to have a solid rapport with the signal caller. It was Poindexter's first triple-digit yardage total since he hung a season-high 134 yards on Houston back on Sept. 8. He also recorded the first multi-score game of his collegiate career. In fact, he had just one touchdown in the Foster Farms Bowl last season and two others earlier in this campaign, so his two-score showing was surprising. Next up is a visit from Oregon next Saturday.
Oct 21 - 2:16 AM

Arizona sophomore RB Gary Brightwell carried 15 times for 121 yards in Saturday's 31-30 loss at UCLA.

It was Brightwell's first triple-digit yardage total since the Wildcats ran roughshod over Oregon State in Corvallis back on Sept. 22. He has been held out of the end zone in three consecutive outings, but the sophomore from Pennsylvania has proven to be a solid complement to J.J. Taylor in the Arizona backfield. The Wildcats will host an angry Oregon team next weekend in Tucson.
Oct 21 - 2:12 AM

Arizona sophomore RB J.J. Taylor racked up 19 rushes for 154 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 31-30 loss at UCLA.

Taylor and fellow backfield mate Gary Brightwell kept the Wildcats in it, as backup QB Rhett Rodriguez was a bit inaccurate from the jump. The diminutive sophomore back from California posted his first 100-yard game since he exploded all over Oregon State for 284 yards and two touchdowns back on Sept. 22. Saturday also marked his first foray into the end zone since that coming out party against the Beavs. He'll try to carry over the momentum into next Saturday's home game against Oregon.
Oct 21 - 2:08 AM

Arizona sophomore QB Rhett Rodriguez completed just 15-of-34 passes for 231 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's 31-30 loss at UCLA.

Rodriguez was getting the starting nod in place of the injured Khalil Tate (ankle), and he was able to move the offense at times, but inaccuracy obviously killed him. The Wildcats posted 520 total yards, with 289 coming on the ground. If Tate is forced to miss more time it would be Rodriguez again taking the reins next weekend against an angry Oregon team in Tucson.
Oct 21 - 2:04 AM

San Diego State junior QB Ryan Agnew completed just 7-of-11 passes for 86 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Saturday's 16-13 win against San Jose State.

It was an ugly offensive performance for the Aztecs against a winless San Jose State side which entered the week ranked 125th in the nation allowing 41.3 points per game. Under 100 passing yards and no total touchdowns was certainly not what Agnew likely had in mind. Thankfully for San Diego State, Chase Jasmin showed up and ran hard. The Aztecs will look for better offensive results on the road in Nevada next Saturday.
Oct 21 - 1:56 AM

San Diego State redshirt sophomore RB Chase Jasmin grinded out 79 rushing yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in Saturday's 16-13 win against San Jose State.

This was a surprisingly defensive battle, and Jasmin was one of few offensive stars. He also added two receptions for 34 yards to go over 100 total yards from scrimmage. In two career games against the Spartans, Jasmin has managed 161 rushing yards with two touchdowns. Jasmin is starting to fire it up, posting at least one rushing score in three consecutive outings. He'll look to keep it rolling on the road against Nevada next Saturday.
Oct 21 - 1:52 AM

San Jose State redshirt junior QB Josh Love completed 26-of-36 passes for 215 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Saturday's 16-13 loss at San Diego State.

Love also had a one-yard reception on a batted pass, which actually was the final play of regulation. The Spartans slipped to 0-7, but they outgained the Aztecs in total yardage and haven't given up despite the fact they are one of only two winless FBS teams (UTEP is the other). The Spartans have dropped three games by six or fewer points so far. They'll look to get it right when UNLV pays a visit to the Bay Area next Saturday afternoon.
Oct 21 - 1:47 AM



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