Huskies Win, Cougars Lose

Washington escapes in OT with 31-24 win over California

SEATTLE (AP) — Sean McGrew scored his second touchdown of the game in the first overtime, Washington’s defense forced California’s Damien Moore to fumble at the 1-yard line and the Huskies escaped with a 31-24 win over the Golden Bears. The Pac-12 Conference opener ended after Washington linebacker Jackson Sirmon and defensive back Cameron Williams converged on Moore before he reached goal line. Moore was hit hard, the ball popped free and Ryan Bowman pounced on the loose ball, setting off a wild celebration that was briefly muted while the fumble was confirmed by video replay. The 100th matchup between the schools was another wild conclusion to a series that has recently featured close games.

Pledger helps Utah rally past Washington State 24-13

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — TJ Pledger rushed for 117 yards and the go-ahead touchdown as Utah came from behind to beat Washington State 24-13 in the Utes’ Pac-12 opener. Pledger, a transfer from Oklahoma who only had 11 yards coming into the game, ran 20 yards for a touchdown with 4:53 to play. Then Clark Phillips took an interception 54 yards for a score to clinch it with 2:19 remaining. The Cougars (1-3, 0-2 Pac-12) forced seven fumbles, recovering three, with at least two others saved by replay.