Inside the PAC

Inside the PAC Stanford searching for ways to stop Mariota Stanford searching for ways to stop Mariota
Almost every week, Stanford coach David Shaw delegates a backup quarterback to the scout team in practice who can best simulate the upcoming opponent.

Not this week.

Shaw's search for somebody on the roster to mimic Marcus Mariota and Oregon's up-tempo offense was deemed a lost cause. There's nobody who could even come close.
Inside the PAC Tale of 2 coaches: 'You take over and everybody says, Who?' Tale of 2 coaches: 'You take over and everybody says, Who?'
Oregon coach Mark Helfrich and Stanford's David Shaw shared some laughs when they met for the first time this offseason during an annual Pac-12 Conference meeting. Although they had never talked before, the similar circumstances that brought them together made them feel like they had known each other for years.
Inside the PAC Oregon at Stanford in Pac-12's game of the year Oregon at Stanford in Pac-12's game of the year
The matchup between Oregon and Stanford the past three seasons has been billed as the biggest game of the year on the West Coast, a de facto Pac-12 title game and national semifinal.
Inside the PAC No. 2 Oregon hosts No. 12 UCLA in make-or-break game for both teams No. 2 Oregon hosts No. 12 UCLA in make-or-break game for both teams
The No. 12 Bruins, coming off a disheartening loss to Stanford, have a chance for redemption — in a big way — against the No. 2 Oregon Ducks this Saturday.

But the Bruins (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12) face a considerable challenge in Oregon (7-0, 4-0), which is favored by more than three touchdowns. UCLA has not won at Autzen Stadium since 2004, and the team hasn't defeated the Ducks since a 16-0 blanking in 2007.
Inside the PAC Can Oregon State upset Stanford? Abso-Ute-ly! Can Oregon State upset Stanford? Abso-Ute-ly!
The Oregon State Beavers have a history of pulling off unlikely upsets at home in the past decade.

They beat then-No. 3 USC in 2006 and the top-ranked Trojans in 2008. Even last season, they downed No. 13 Wisconsin at Reser Stadium.
Inside the PAC Oregon prepares for rivalry with Washington Oregon prepares for rivalry with Washington (Video)
The Oregon Ducks have owned their rivalry with Washington over the last decade. The team has won nine straight against its neighbors to the north. The Ducks are not getting caught up with the rivalry hype as they take a 5-0 record to Seattle.