Not much drama on opening night of the Pac-12 football season:
— UCLA 49, Rice 24: Jim Mora Jr. became the first UCLA coach to debut on the road with a victory as the Bruins overcame three blocked PAT kicks and routed Rice in Houston. Johnathan Franklin rushed for 214 yards and three TDs.
— Utah 41, Northern Colorado 0: John White rushed for 119 yards and Jordan Wynn passed for two touchdowns and the Utes handed Northern Colorado its 19th loss in its past 20 games.
— Arizona State 63, Northern Arizona 6: Taylor Kelly was 15 for 19 for 247 yards passing in his starting debut and coach Todd Graham easily won his first game for the Sun Devils. ASU led 42-0 at halftime and finished with 305 rushing yards.
— BYU 30, Washington State 6: Wazzu fizzled in coach Mike Leach’s debut, netting minus-5 yards rushing and failing to score a touchdown at Provo, Utah.