Pac-12 Football: Five things we learned in Week 3

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Sep 19, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal defensive end Brennan Scarlett (17) and linebacker Kevin Palma (44) celebrate after the game against the Southern California Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Stanford defeated USC 41-31. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Another exciting weekend of college football has passed, and now we look forward to the meat of the Pac-12 schedule, but first, a look back at what we learned in week three. 

Starting in week four, the Pac-12 conference really gets going, with five conference games scheduled including a couple of very juicy looking ones. The UCLA Bruins travel to Tucson to take on the Arizona Wildcats in an early season South division showdown. Farther north, the USC Trojans visit Tempe hoping to avenge last year’s last second loss to the Sun Devils, and the Utah Utes take their chances in Autzen Stadium against the Oregon Ducks.

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Those games are all meaningful and will affect the eventual conference standings, but that is still a week away, and we still need to digest what happened on Saturday. Three games finished the fourth quarter either tied or with just a one point margin of victory.

A missed extra point propelled one team to a win, while another needed a game sealing interception. Down south, the Wildcats were terrible hosts as they welcomed their northern cousins, and everywhere football fans enjoyed a full slate of Pac-12 matchups.

With all those close games and tough match-ups, there were plenty of takeaways from the Saturday slate, and while I am still not completely comprehending what some of it means, there are definite things we learned over the weekend. Here are the five things we learned from week three in the Pac-12 conference.

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