Wildcats discover way to run, stun Cougars

Published November 5, 2006

PULLMAN, Wash. - Chris Henry was the finisher for Arizona.

The junior running back ran for 94 yards and two touchdowns on a school-record 35 carries and the Wildcats upset No. 25 Washington State 27-17 on Saturday.

Henry admitted being tired after the record-setting game, but praised his offensive line.

"Every running back thinks about having a game like this, where you help your team out and run the ball hard and carry your team to victory," he said.

Arizona came in last in rushing in the league at 71.4 yards per game. But Henry and Mike Thomas kept the ground game going at critical moments to give Arizona 116 yards rushing.

Arizona quarterback Willie Tuitama returned after missing two games because of a concussion, completing 10-of-17 for 159 yards and a touchdown, with an interception.

On the third play from scrimmage, Tuitama hit Anthony Johnson over the middle for a 78-yard scoring pass play.

Nick Folk hit a 48-yard field goal to put Arizona up 17-10 and a 37-yard field goal after WSU muffed a punt snap, putting Arizona up 20-10 at the half.

No. 9 USC 42, Stanford 0

STANFORD, Calif. - Southern California bounced back from its first regular season loss in more than three years in the best possible way - with a dominating win reminiscent of its championship years.

John David Booty threw three touchdowns in the second quarter and Terrell Thomas scored on a 71-yard blocked field goal return for the Trojans, who kept Stanford winless.

"People thought that after that loss to Oregon State (the previous week) we'd just tumble and fall," linebacker Rey Mauluga said. "I feel like we came out and made a statement. We're coming and we're hungry."

The Cardinal lost its 11th straight to match a school record. Stanford has led once all season, in a 35-34 loss to San Jose State on Sept. 9.

No. 10 Cal 38, UCLA 24

BERKELEY, Calif. - Marshawn Lynch caught one of Nate Longshore's three touchdowns and ran for another score for the Golden Bears.

Robert Jordan had two touchdown catches and DeSean Jackson romped 72 yards on his school-record fourth TD punt return in just 20 games at Cal, which moved one big step closer to its first conference title since 1975.

Lynch had 126 total yards at Memorial Stadium, where the Golden Bears haven't lost in six games this season.

Cal is 6-0 in the league for the first time since 1950.

No. 24 Oregon 34, Washington 14

EUGENE, Ore. - Jonathan Stewart is healthier than he has been since the opener, and he showed Washington just how good he felt.

Despite a sore ankle and ribs, Stewart ran for two touchdowns and 159 yards as the Ducks rolled up 316 yards on the ground.

Stewart hurt his ribs when Oregon beat Division I-AA Portland State last weekend, and sprained an ankle while gaining a career-high 168 yards Sept. 2 against Stanford.

Stewart's 4-yard touchdown run with 2:38 left in the third quarter made it 31-14.

Oregon St. 44, Arizona St. 10: Yvenson Bernard rushed for two touchdowns and Matt Moore accounted for two scores for the Beavers in Corvallis, Ore. Oregon State scored on its first five possessions and sacked quarterback Rudy Carpenter four times and intercepted two of his passes.