The Utah Utes won their first game as a Pac-12 team on Thursday against Montana State. On Saturday in Hawaii, the Colorado Buffaloes failed to do the same, falling to the Warriors. Saturday was a rough opener to the 2011 college football season for the Pac-12, as the conference was 0-3 on the road and had a home loss to an FCS team. Here is the remainder of the recap of the first full day of college football in Pac-12 history:
Hawaii 34, Colorado 17: Hawaii led 17-0 at halftime and, though the Buffaloes crept to within seven points it wasn't enough for the comeback. Quarterback Bryant Moniz threw for one touchdown and ran for three more.
Washington St. 64, Idaho St. 21: The Cougars built a 40-0 halftime lead at home and never looked back. Rodrick Rumble caught 11 passes for 234 yards in defeat for Idaho St.
Cal 36, Fresno St. 21: The Bears opened their 2011 season with a home game against their reasonably close rivals from wine country. Marvin Jones (five catches, 118 yards) and Keenan Allen (eight catches, 112 yards) each went over the century mark receiving for Cal.
Washington 30, Eastern Washington 27: The Eagles led 10-7 after the first quarter, and outgained Washington 504 yards to 250, but the Huskies were able to win their home opener thanks to two interceptions and two fumbles recovered.
Arizona 41, Northern Arizona 10: The Wildcats were up just 14-10 at halftime, but broke it open in the second half with 27 unanswered points. Arizona quarterback Nick Foles threw for 417 yards, five touchdowns, and no interceptions.
Pac-12 Week 1 record: 8-4 (8-1 at home, 0-3 on the road)