Christian McCaffrey did it all! Run, pass and catch, delivering a record setting performance that will place him high on the Heisman Trophy contender list as well as clinching a third Rose Bowl berth in four years. As the most renowned fantasy college football DFS site, Fanpicks.com is proud to provide the highlights of this exciting PAC-12 Championship game.

McCaffrey led the number 7th ranked Stanford to the PAC-12 Championship by rushing 207 yards and a score, throwing a touchdown pass and catching another as they trounced over USC for 42-22 win. Coach David Shaw praised McCaffrey by saying, “To my left here is the best player in the nation, there’s nobody in the nation doing what he’s been doing. It’s not even a debate.”

The Trojans (8-5; No. 20 CFP, No. 24 AP) Cody Kessler, threw for 187 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score. USC coach Helton said of the loss “Got some hurt kids in that locker room, they’ve given tremendous effort to get to this point and obviously are extremely saddened by not finishing the job.”

Stanford’s win became apparent as they took control of the game with a pair of touchdowns in a span of just over 3 minutes late in the third quarter. After blowing an early 13-point lead, the Cardinal faced a third-down in their own territory. Hogan then found McCaffrey open in the middle of the field and he ran with for a 67-yard reception down to the USC 7. Hogan ran it in on the next play to put Stanford back on top.

Playing with an injured ankle, Blake Martinez, sacked Kessler and caused a fumble on the very next possession which Thomas was able to recover and ran in for the score… making it 27-16 at that point. “The center came up on me and tried to wall me off and I just went right around him,” Martinez said. “I saw the quarterback still had the ball and I was like, ‘All right, time to make a play.’ When I saw the ball on the ground, I was like, ‘Pick it up, pick it up.’ I saw Solly pick it up and I was like, ‘Yes!’ He scored and it was amazing.”

McCaffrey, who was left completely open in the middle of the field, then caught a 27 yard pass for the touchdown. McCaffrey’s feats led him to break Sander’s 1988 record of 3,250 yards in single season, albeit it took McCaffrey two additional games to achieve it.

The Trojans were completely outplayed for the first 25 minutes into the game, yet the bounced back with three straight scoring drives. Kessler was impressive in driving a 15 play sequence the set up to a 40 yard field goal by Alex Wood cutting Stanford’s lead to 13-3. Kessler rose to the occasion once again in the opening minutes of the third quarter by throwing a 1 yard touchdown pass to Jahleel Pinner further cutting Stanford’s lead to 13-9. The on their very next possession, Ronald Jones II then scored on 27 yard rushing play giving the Trojans the lead at 16-13.

The Cardinal dominated the game early but led only 13-0 due in part to problems converting in the red zone. Stanford held a 210-9 advantage in yards gained but was unable to break the game open. A holding penalty on Rollins Stallworth negated a TD on the first drive, forcing Stanford to settle for a field goal. Stanford later was stopped at the 1-yard line, leading to another short field goal by Conrad Ukropina and Hogan got sacked on a fourth down from the 1.

The only touchdown in the first half came on McCaffrey’s trick play. Hogan pitched to Barry Sanders Jr., who then flipped it to McCaffrey, who had lined up as a receiver. McCaffrey then threw to a wide-open Hogan for his second TD pass of the season.

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College Football Fantasy Draft News 10-22-2015

Utah Utes versus USC Trojans College Football Fantasy Preview 10-24-2015

It will be a PAC 12 conference matchup from college football as the USC Trojans will host the Utah Utes. DFS draft managers can tune to FOX TV at 7:30PM Eastern Time from LA Coliseum on October 24th to follow the results of their roster picks.

When these two teams met last year it was Utah posting the 24-21 victory at home. Utah is 6-0 as they defeated the Arizona St Sun Devils at home last week by the score of 34-18. It was a big fourth quarter for the Utes in the win as they outscored the Sun Devils 20-0. The Utes running game struggled for 72 yards on 31 carries. The team got production from their passing attack throwing for 297 yards. It was nice defensive performance by the Utes by limiting ASU to just 257 yards with only 15 rushing on 28 carries. Utah is 26th best in college football in scoring defense as they limit their opponents to just 19.5 points per game. Offensively the Utes score 36.5 points a game good for 29th best in the nation.

The USC Trojans 2015 season has been a disappointment. They have lost two straight and three of their past four games. The team is 3-3 on the year and has played poorly defensively in losses to Stanford at home and at Notre Dame where the team surrendered 41 points in both games. Last week in the defeat at Notre Dame the Trojans appeared faster and stronger than Notre Dame but were having a difficult time reading the run-option plays that was run. As a result USC was lit up for 214 rushing yards for 6.1 yards per carry. The Trojans did pile up 590 yards of offense but had trouble sustaining drives by going 6 of 16 on third down.

Utah Utes QB:

Travis Wilson

The Utes senior quarterback is completing 68% of his passes with seven touchdowns and three picks. In the win against Arizona St Wilson completed 26 of 36 passes for 297 yards with two touchdowns. He had a monster game on the road at Oregon passing for four touchdowns.

Utah Utes RB:

Devontae Booker

Booker has been a workhorse for the Utah offense. He has rushed 161 times for 783 yards and eight touchdowns. Last week in the win against Arizona St Booker had 21 carries for 118 yards and two touchdowns.

Utah Utes WR:

Kenneth Scott

The senior wide receiver has seen action in all four years at the school. Scott has caught 21 balls for 274 yards with two touchdowns. He is averaging 13 yards a catch this year. Kenneth Scott is coming off his biggest game of the year as he caught five passes for 116 yards and a touchdown.

USC Trojans QB:

Cody Kessler

The Trojans signal caller is completing 68% of his throws for 1818 yard with 17 touchdowns and five picks. During the Trojans two game losing streak Kessler has thrown two picks in each game. Kessler had 365 yards passing and two touchdowns in the loss at Notre Dame last week.

USC Trojans RB:

Ronald Jones II

The freshman running back has made the most from his carries. Jones II has run for 380 yards on 44 carries with three touchdowns. He is averaging 8.6 yards per carry.

USC Trojans WR:

JuJu Smith-Schuster

Smith-Schuster leads the Trojans with 39 catches for 758 yards with seven touchdowns. He had a good game at Notre Dame with six receptions for 139 yards and a touchdown. The USC sophomore wide receiver had a long gain of 75 yards on the Fighting Irish. JuJu is averaging 19.4 yards per catch this year.

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College Football Fantasy News 10-5-2015

Washington Huskies versus USC Trojans College Football Fantasy Cash League Preview 10-8-2015

A PAC 12 conference contest is scheduled for Thursday night college football as the USC Trojans will host the Washington Huskies. Fantasy football draft GM’s can tune to ESPN TV on October 8th at 9PM Eastern Time to follow the results of their roster picks.

These clubs are from separate divisions in the PAC 12 so they last faced one another back in 2012. Washington is off to a disappointing 2-2 start in their 2015 campaign. They were competitive in week one in a three point road loss at Boise St and in week four they dropped a 30-24 home decision to California. With the retirement of Cyrus Miles during the spring the Huskies were forced to break in a first year starting quarterback. Jake Browning is a freshman who is learning under fire against some tough competition this early in the season. He faces another test against a USC defense on the road. Washington has to lean on a defense this year that ranks 28th in yards allowed and 17th in points allowed. The Huskies give up just 16 points and 321 yards per game to their opponents. Huskies head coach Chris Peterson built some outstanding defensive teams in his years at Boise St so he may try to follow that formula where the defense will be very good prior to the offense coming around The Huskies are rushing for just 107 yards per game ranking 119th in college football.

The USC Trojans responded after a 41-31 home loss to Stanford by going on the road in week four and defeating the Arizona St Sun Devils by the score of 42-14. After a bad defensive performance against the Cardinal the USC defense shut out the Sun Devils in the first half as the Trojans went into the locker room up 35-0.

USC Trojans QB:

Cody Kessler

The Heisman candidate is completing 73% of his throws for 1297 yards with 15 touchdowns and one pick. In the win against the Sun Devils the senior quarterback was 19 of 33 for 375 yards with five touchdowns and one pick.

USC Trojans RB:

Ronald Jones II

The freshman running back has 30 carries for 242 yards and two touchdowns. Those big numbers were achieved early against Idaho and Arkansas St. He has combined for 73 yards on 16 carries against Stanford and Arizona St.

Tre Madden

Madden leads the Trojans with 37 carries and has run for 213 yards and four touchdowns. He is averaging 5.8 yards per carry. But against Stanford and Arizona St Mason has combined for 71 yards on 18 carries.

USC Trojans WR:

Juju Smith-Schuster

The sophomore wide out leads USC by far with 27 catches for 537 yards and six touchdowns. At Arizona St Smith-Schuster grabbed five balls for 103 yards and two touchdowns. He has had a 50 yard or greater reception in all four games this season.

Washington Huskies QB:

Jake Browning

The young signal caller is completing 65% of his throws for 996 yards with five touchdowns and four picks. Against Cal in week 4 the freshman threw 17 of 28 for 152 yards with no touchdowns and two picks in his first game against the PAC 12.

Washington Huskies RB:

Myles Gaskin

The freshman running back has 39 carries for 209 yards and three touchdowns. Most of those yards came against Sacramento St as Gaskin has gained 63 yards on 25 carries in the three other games.

Washington Huskies WR:

Jaydon Mickens

Mickens has played all four years at Washington. The senior has 13 catches for 121 yards. He was contained in the PAC 12 opener with three catches for nine yards.

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College Football Fantasy Draft News 9-19-2015

Stanford Cardinal versus USC Trojans College Football Fantasy Preview

It will be the PAC 12 opener for both teams as the USC Trojans will meet the Stanford Cardinal. Fantasy draft GMs can tune to ABC at 8PM Eastern Time from LA Coliseum.

The Trojans have beaten USC in their past two meetings with the Cardinal scoring no more than 17 points in the two games. Stanford is 1-1 with a 31-7 home victory to Central Florida last week after losing at Northwestern in week one by the score of 16-6. USC is 2-0 with blowout home wins to Idaho and Arkansas St.

USC Trojans QB:

Cody Kessler

The Trojans senior quarterback has hit 79% of his throws for 650 yards with seven touchdowns. That came against Arkansas St and Idaho.

USC Trojans RB:

Ronald Jones II

This freshman running back has seen some time in blowout games and rushed 14 times for 169 yards and two touchdowns.

Tre Madden

This game doesn’t figure to be a blowout like the first two games for the Trojans so Madden should get more carries. The senior back has 19 carries for 142 yards and three touchdowns.

USC Trojans WR:

JuJu Smith Schuster

Shuster is the top receiver by far for the Trojans with 14 catches for 281 yards and three touchdowns. He has averaged 20.1 yards a catch this season.

Stanford Cardinal QB:

Kevin Hogan

Hogan a senior is completing 57% of his throws for 496 yards with three touchdowns and one pick. His touchdowns passes came at home to Central Florida. At Northwestern Hogan threw for just 155 yards with no touchdowns and one pick.

Stanford Cardinal RB:

Christian McCaffrey

Christian McCaffrey leads the Cardinal in carries with 32 rushing attempts for 124 yards with just 3.9 yards per run attempt. He has caught nine balls for 82 yards with a touchdown catch.

Stanford Cardinal WR:

Michael Rector

Michael Rector has five catches for 96 yards and a touchdown. At Northwestern he grabbed just one ball for 10 yards.

BYU Cougars versus UCLA Bruins College Football One Day Fantasy League Preview

Two undefeated clubs meet as the UCLA Bruins will host the BYU Cougars. Fantasy football draft managers can tune to FOX at 10:30PM Eastern Time to track the results of their roster picks.

BYU is 2-0 with some come from behind victories at Nebraska in week one and a road win at Boise St 35-24 last week. UCLA is 2-0 with a home blowout win to Virginia and last week a 37-3 road victory at UNLV.

BYU Cougars QB:

Tanner Mangum

Tanner Mangum was forced into action with the season ending injury to starter Taysom Hill. Mangum is hitting 61% of his throws for 420 yards with three touchdowns and two picks. He rallied the Cougars in fourth quarter comeback wins at Nebraska and home to Boise St.

BYU Cougars RB:

Adam Hine

Adam Hine leads the club with 23 carries on the season with 130 yards and a touchdown. He is averaging 5.7 yards per run on the year.

BYU Cougars WR:

Mitchell Juergens

Junior wide out Mitchell Juergens has caught eight passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns. In the win against Boise St Juergens had two touchdown catches with 172 receiving yards.

UCLA Bruins QB:

Josh Rosen

Freshman quarterback Josh Rosen has completed 65% of his throws for 574 yards with four touchdowns and one pick. In his first road game Rosen completed just 52% of his throws last week at UNLV with a touchdown and pick.

UCLA Bruins RB:

Paul Perkins

The junior running back has rushed 32 times for 210 yards and two touchdowns. Perkins is averaging 6.6 yards per rush average this year.

UCLA Bruins WR:

Jordan Payton

Payton a senior wide out has caught eight passes for 124 yards and a touchdown. At UNLV he had a touchdown grab.

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