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2019 Pac-12 Football Recreation: Week 8 preview

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Week 8 in our virtual simulation is upon us. We’ve reached the majority of team’s halfway points in terms of total games and we’re starting to clear up the picture of the Pac-12 standings. Some teams are in must-win situations moving forward while others have perhaps turned the corner.

Here’s the full slate of games with their statistical leaders through the first seven weeks:

USC (2-3, 1-2) @ Notre Dame (2-4)

USC Stat Leaders:
Passing: Kedon Slovis, 95-169, 1398 yards, 13 TD, 7 INT
Rushing: Vavae Malepeai, 70 carries, 354 yards, 1 TD
Receiving: Michael Pittman Jr., 34 receptions, 574 yards, 5 TD
Defensive: Palaie Gaoteote IV, 26 total tackles, 13 solo, 7 TFL, 3 sack

Utah (1-5, 0-3) @ Arizona (3-2, 1-1)

Utah Stat Leaders:
Passing: Tyler Huntley, 62-130, 673 yards, 5 TD, 3 INT
Rushing: Zack Moss, 119 carries, 690 yards. 4 TD
Receiving: Britain Covey, 25 receptions, 325 yards, 2 TD
Defensive: Bradlee Anae, 36 total tackles, 20 solo, 3 TFL, 1 sack

Arizona Stat Leaders:
Passing: Khalil Tate, 102-170, 1389 yards, 14 TD, 5 INT
Rushing: J.J. Taylor, 73 carries, 431 yards, 5 TD
Receiving: Boobie Curry, 29 receptions, 407 yards, 6 TD
Defensive: Tony Fields II, 47 total tackles, 22 solo, 4 TFL, 2 sacks

UCLA (4-1, 2-0) @ Stanford (3-3, 1-3)

UCLA Stat Leaders:
Passing: Dorian Thompson-Robinson, 55-119, 725 yards, 4 TD, 7 INT
Rushing: Joshua Kelley, 110 carries, 525 yards, 9 TD
Receiving: Theo Howard, 16 receptions, 217 yards, 0 TD
Defensive:

Stanford Stat Leaders:
Passing: K.J. Costello, 75-148, 1064 yards, 7 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Cameron Scarlett, 107 carries, 600 yards, 4 TD
Receiving: Connor Wedington, 29 receptions, 502 yards, 2 TD
Defensive: Casey Toohill. 35 total tackles, 26 solo, 3 TFL, 1 INT

No. 24 Oregon State (5-1, 2-1) @ Cal (2-4, 0-3)

Oregon State Stat Leaders:
Passing: Jake Luton, 53-131, 724 yards, 10 TD, 5 INT
Rushing: Jermar Jefferson, 141 carries, 884 yards, 7 TD
Receiving: Isaiah Hodgins, 25 receptions, 394 yards, 4 TD
Defensive: Addison Gumbs, 41 total tackles, 23 solo, 12 TFL, 5 sacks

Cal Stat Leaders:
Passing: Chase Garbers, 84-201, 1087 yards, 11 TD, 6 INT
Rushing: Christopher Brown Jr., 85 carries, 497 yards, 3 TD
Receiving: Nikko Remigio, 17 receptions, 283 yards, 2 TD
Defensive: Cameron Goode, 38 total tackles, 20 solo. 2 TFL, 1 INT

No. 15 Washington State (6-1, 3-1) @ No. 3 Oregon (6-0, 3-0)

Washington State Stat Leaders:
Passing: Anthony Gordon, 180-322, 2429 yards, 19 TD, 4 INT
Rushing: Max Borghi, 50 carries, 248 yards, 3 TD
Receiving: Dezmon Patmon, 56 receptions, 800 yards, 9 TD
Defensive: Justus Rogers, 41 total tackles, 16 solo, 4 TFL, 2 sack

Oregon Stat Leaders:
Passing: Justin Herbert, 104-158, 1267 yards, 17 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: CJ Verdell, 144 carries, 789 yards, 11 TD
Receiving: Juwan Johnson, 38 receptions, 500 yards, 5 TD
Defensive: La’mar Winston Jr., 34 total tackles, 18 solo, 7 TFL, 1 sack

No. 11 Washington (5-1, 2-1) @ Arizona State (4-2, 2-1)

Washington Stat Leaders:
Passing: Jacob Eason, 95-176, 1434 yards, 13 TD, 8 INT
Rushing: Salvon Ahmed, 136 carries. 716 yards, 8 TD
Receiving: Aaron Fuller, 32 receptions, 458 yards, 4 TD
Defensive: Joe Tryon, 49 total tackles, 25 solo, 14 TFL, 6 sack

Arizona State Stat Leaders:
Passing: Jayden Daniels, 72-160, 1011 yards, 11 TD, 6 INT
Rushing: Eno Benjamin, 101 carries, 635 yards, 1 TD
Receiving: Brandon Aiyuk, 19 receptions, 245 yards, 2 TD
Defensive: Khaylan Kearse-Thomas, 49 total tackles, 26 solo, 12 TFL, 4 sacks

Herbstreit’s Picks:

USC @ Notre Dame — Notre Dame
Utah @ Arizona — Arizona
UCLA @ Stanford — Stanford
Oregon State @ Cal — Oregon State
Washington State @ Oregon — Oregon
Washington @ Arizona State — Washington

Herbstreit’s overall picks after Week 7: 41-12

Week 1: 8-2
Week 2: 7-2
Week 3: 8-3
Week 4: 6-1
Week 5: 5-0
Week 6: 3-2
Week 7: 4-2

Reminder, this is a fictional take on our recreation of the 2019 NCAA football season using last year’s updated rosters and playing the games in NCAA Football 14 on a Playstation3. For more information, check out our intro story.