Six things you need to know for Week Three


Six morsels for Week Three …

1. Once again, every team is in action this week, but not every team is playing Saturday:

Arizona visits UTEP tonight at 7:15 (PT), on ESPN.

The Wildcats are heavily favored (20 points). UTEP is terrible. A close game deep into the fourth quarter would be cause for red alert in Tucson.

Actually, check that: There is already cause for red alert in Tucson.

2. The Pac-12 is 4-1 against Power Five conferences and has three more matchups this week:

Mississippi at Cal
Texas at USC
Arizona State at Texas Tech

(Would be something if the conference went 2-1, with USC taking the loss.)

Beyond Saturday, there are only two more P5 dates: Stanford and USC against Notre Dame.

3. The highest-rated passer in the conference isn’t Josh Rosen or Sam Darnold … or Jake Browning … or Luke Falk.

Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert has an efficiency rating of 199.01 — that’s good for eighth place nationally — and could very well build on that number Saturday in the thin air of Laramie:

Wyoming’s pass defense is No. 80 in the FBS.

Then again, passer ratings don’t mean everything, especially this early in the season.

Arizona State’s Manny Wilkins has a higher efficiency than Darnold, Browning and Falk.

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