Some notes to get you through the hours until Saturday. Many thanks to ESPN Stats & Information.
Now conference rivals, Arizona State and Utah haven’t met since 1993. Arizona State, which leads the series 16-6, has won the past seven meetings. Utah hasn’t beaten the Sun Devils since 1976. This is the first meeting in Salt Lake City since 1977.
Arizona State has forced nine opponent turnovers in its past two games, including four interceptions last week against Oregon State.
The Sun Devils defense leads the nation in 3rd down efficiency, allowing opponents to convert on only 24.2 percent of 3rd downs (16-66).
Utah is trying to avoid starting 0-3 in conference games for the first time since 2002 (started 0-4 in MWC).
Utah has already lost once at home this season. The Utes haven’t lost more than one home game in a season since 2006 (lost two).
Its trip to Stanford is the inaugural Pac-12 road game for Colorado. The Buffs lost at home last week to Washington State in their conference opener.
Stanford owns the nation’s longest winning streak at 12. The Cardinal haven’t lost since Oct. 2 last season, to Oregon. Since that date, Colorado is 3-10.
Colorado has lost 20 consecutive games outside its home state, last winning at Texas Tech in 2007. That's the longest active streak in FBS.
Stanford is looking for its first 5-0 start since 1951 (9-0). Last season, the Cardinal started 4-0 before losing to Oregon for their only loss of the season.
Andrew Luck is 24-5 in his career as a starter. The 24 wins is tied with Steve Stenstrom for most in school history.
This is the first meeting since Stanford beat Colorado 41-37 in 1993. The series is tied 3-3.
Arizona leads its series with Oregon State 21-12-1, but the Beavers won in Tucson 29-27 last year.
The Wildcats have lost nine consecutive games against FBS foes. They have lost their past seven conference games.
UCLA leads its series with Washington State 38-18-1, including a 42-28 victory last year.
The Cougars recorded their 500th all-time victory last weekend at Colorado.
The Cougars are averaging 44.5 points per game. Last year, they averaged 19.6 ppg.
The Cougars are looking for their first 4-1 start since 2003. They haven't won three consecutive road games since 2006.
The Pac-12 keeps track of 33 statistical categories every week. UCLA ranks in the top five of the conference in just four: rushing offense, pass defense, sacks against and penalties.