SAN JOSE Chuckie Keeton threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score, and Nick Diaz kicked four field goals in Utah State's 40-12 win over San Jose State on Friday.
Joey DeMartino rushed for 120 yards to help the Aggies (3-2, 2-0 Mountain West) win their 12th straight in conference play.
D.J. Tialavea, Keegan Andersen and Brandon Swindall caught touchdown passes as Utah State beat the Spartans for the fifth straight time.
David Fales threw for 314 yards for San Jose State (1-3, 0-1).
Stanford David Shaw shouldn't have trouble getting the Cardinal's attention on Washington State (3-1, 1-0 Pacific-12 Conference), even with three potential Top 25 showdowns looming.
All he needs to do is put on the video of the Cougars' near miss a year ago on The Farm.
"We know what kind of a team they are, and we'll focus on things the same way we have been," Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan said.
The fifth-ranked Cardinal (3-0, 1-0) will put its 11-game winning streak on the line tonight at CenturyLink Field in Washington State's annual game in Seattle. While it may appear to be a speed bump for the Cardinal before diving into a highly anticipated stretch beginning next week at home versus No. 16 Washington, tonight is a proving ground for Washington State.
Has Mike Leach worked his quirky magic and brought the Cougars back to competitiveness already, or is Washington State's 3-1 start a matter of schedule and not substance?
Cal The numbers promise to be bloated tonight when Cal faces No. 2 Oregon in a Pac-12 opener for both teams in Eugene, Ore.
And it's hard to find a combination of those figures that adds up to a victory for the Bears, 37 1/2-point underdogs.
"They remind you of a basketball team," Cal coach Sonny Dykes said. "Huge momentum swings take place in their games sometimes. You watch the film and it's 7-0, and all of a sudden it's 52-0."
It seemed that way when the teams met in Berkeley last season. Cal trailed 24-17 midway through the third quarter before the Ducks scored 35 straight points in a 17-minute blitz for a 59-17 victory.
The teams appear capable of producing even more points this time. Cal (1-2), led by prolific freshman quarterback Jared Goff, is better offensively. And the Ducks (3-0) can strike quickly, with 21 touchdown drives of less than 2 minutes in duration this season.
USC The NCAA turned down USC's request for possible relief from the sanctions that have been imposed on the football program since 2010.
The Contra Costa Times contributed to this report.