No. 15 Washington (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) at UCLA (4-0, 1-0), Friday, 10:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Line: Washington by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook
Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 15 Washington at UCLA, Friday. The Huskies have turned things around quickly in their first season under coach Kalen DeBoer.
SEATTLE (AP) — The attention thus far around Washington's impressive start has mostly focused on quarterback Michael Penix Jr. and the dazzling numbers he's posted.
The Huskies' defense decided it was time for a little showcase of its own.
No. 18 Washington (3-0, 0-0 Pac-12) vs. Stanford (1-1, 0-1), Saturday, 10:30 p.m. ET (FS1)
Line: Washington by 14, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. appears ready for next week’s matchup with an old Big Ten rival after another lightning-fast start.
The Huskies stayed unbeaten under new coach Kalen DeBoer with a 52-6 win over FCS opponent Portland State on Saturday.
Portland State (0-1) at Washington (1-0), 4 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Washington)
Line: No line, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington is going with Michael Penix Jr. as its starting quarterback for the season opener against Kent State, coach Kalen DeBoer said Tuesday.
Penix, a transfer from Indiana, had been considered the leader for most of the offseason in the competition with Dylan Morris and Sam Huard.
SEATTLE (AP) — The first spring with Kalen DeBoer in charge of the Huskies is all about the quarterback and what direction Washington will go heading into the fall with three players competing for the job.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Former UMass head coach Walt Bell was hired Thursday as Indiana's new offensive coordinator.
The 37-year-old Bell was fired after nine games last season, finishing his tenure at UMass with a 2-23 record over three seasons.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Purdue Boilermakers need one win to become bowl eligible. The Indiana Hoosiers are on the verge of being eliminated.
It's a reversal of fortune few anticipated when the season began, one everybody understands the final month of the season begins with both teams facing highly-ranked Michigan schools on Saturday.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Indiana's football season is not going as the Hoosiers had planned.
They were ranked 17th in the preseason Top 25, and now, with October winding down, they still haven't won a Big Ten game.
Things to watch during Week 8 of play in the Big Ten Conference:
Indiana coach Tom Allen is staying relatively quiet this week.
He's not talking about his options at quarterback for Saturday's home game against No. 10 Michigan State and he's certainly not going to provide practice updates on injured starter Michael Penix Jr.
Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. had his first three seasons end early because of injuries. The Hoosiers remain hopeful Penix won't make it four in a row.
Coach Tom Allen said Monday that the redshirt junior suffered a separated throwing shoulder during Saturday's loss at Penn State.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Stephen Carr had 109 yards rushing and two touchdowns, and Michael Penix Jr. passed for 373 yards to help Indiana beat Western Kentucky 33-31 on Saturdya night.
Penix completed a career-high 34 passes on 53 attempts.
Doctors gave Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. the all clear to play this weekend at Western Kentucky and Hoosiers coach Tom Allen said he remains confident his star will pull himself out of an early-season funk.
Indiana coach Tom Allen is sticking to the plan.
Rather than emphasize the potential opportunities for the Hoosiers this weekend against No. 8 Cincinnati, Allen wants his players to forget about their embarrassing season-opening loss at Iowa and their resounding rebound against Idaho.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana had something to prove Saturday night. The Hoosiers didn't disappoint.
Michael Penix Jr. threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score and Indiana took advantage of two special teams touchdowns and a dominant defense to rout Idaho 56-14.
Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. refuses to let one bad game spoil an entire season.
His teammates believe the same thing.
Of course, the Hoosiers know some are pointing to last week's blowout loss at Iowa and the Hoosiers' subsequent slide out of the Top 25 as evidence they were overrated.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa cornerback Riley Moss wasn't sure what happened.
Moss' 30-yard interception return for a touchdown, the first of his two scores in the game, helped start No. 18 Iowa on the way to a 34-6 victory over No.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. is cashing in before he goes under center for the team's season opener Saturday at No. 18 Iowa.
Penix, two teammates and three other Hoosier athletes are using social media accounts to post a promo video for this weekend's NHRA U.S.
No. 17 Indiana (0-0) at No. 18 Iowa (0-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (Big Ten Network).
Line: Iowa by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Things to watch during Week 1 of play in the Big Ten Conference:
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. is back from injury. Iowa's veteran secondary is ready.
The No. 17 Hoosiers need a healthy Penix in order to continue the momentum they built in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, and his return comes on the road against an 18th-ranked conference opponent in one of the weekend's most anticipated openers.
Tom Allen strung together four words not usually associated with his Indiana football program.
“A lot of expectations,” he said.
Hoosier hype is well-founded this year, though it's hard to imagine anyone dethroning preseason No.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana coach Tom Allen sees the promise everywhere.
Star quarterback Michael Penix Jr. and hard-hitting safety/linebacker Marcelino McCrary-Ball have returned from season-ending knee injuries.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Hoosiers expect quarterback Michael Penix Jr. to start the season opener at Iowa — even if he doesn't take a hit until Sept. 4.
And Penix's return has the Hoosiers thinking big again.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There aren't many revelations to be learned about Ohio State’s recent dominance in the Big Ten.
But say the school’s name to Indiana senior wide receiver Ty Fryfogle and he smiles with anticipation.
Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said the conference will take take a “decentralized” approach to COVID-19 protocols by allowing each school to put in place its own plan.
“Our schools are finalizing their proposed policies and procedures for the fall,” Warren said at Big Ten football media days at Lucas Oil Stadium.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — After the postgame party was over, after Indiana fans chanted “We want Bama...
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana coach Tom Allen had grown weary of close calls in big games.
On Saturday, Allen went for it — and Michael Penix Jr...