The Pac-12 sure put on a show in Week 1, going down as the only Power 5 conference not to suffer a Week 1 upset. One major reason: A host of Heisman hopefuls set off fireworks on offense.

But that’s not all that went down in the league.

Here’s a look at what I learned about every Pac-12 team in Week 1 … (except Oregon State, of course, which plays San Jose State on Sunday).

Arizona: Wildcats have plenty of weapons

The Cats left no doubt against a Northern Arizona team that scored a shocking upset in Tucson in 2021, winning big, 38-3.

And they did it without anybody standing out offensively. No Cat had more than 65 yards receiving, nor more than 52 rushing yards.

They’ll trade production for a 35-point win any day.

Arizona State: Rashada steps up — and into the pocket — in debut

A weather delay stunted ASU’s momentum, and the Sun Devils only went on to beat Southern Utah by 3 points in their Thursday night matchup, but true freshman Jaden Rashada had a solid showing in his debut.

Rashada completed 18-of-31 passes for 236 yards and 2 scores, but more important, he was sacked just once, an anomaly for a true freshman in his first start.

Cal: Jaydn Ott is ready for the rock

In every preseason piece I wrote about Cal, I stressed the importance of Jaydn Ott getting off to a big start and becoming the bell-cow back the Bears need to advance to the postseason.

I didn’t expect him to take it so literally.

Ott busted off a 41-yard run on his very first carry, en route to a 188-yard, 2-touchdown performance in Cal’s 58-21 win over North Texas. After he disappeared late last year, it was always going to be important for him gain some momentum early this year.

But the Cal running was more than Ott against the Mean Green. Isaiah Ifanse, Ashton Stredick and Jaivian Thomas combined for an additional 141 yards and 4 scores.

Not a bad start for new offensive coordinator Jake Spavital.

Colorado: Shedeur Sanders is ready to take his place

While Travis Hunter became the talk of the college football world on Saturday, it was Sanders who broke records. The Colorado QB completed 38-of-47 passes for 510 yards and 4 touchdowns, setting a Buffaloes record for passing yards in a game and a record for a Power 5 debut. Four receivers topped 100 yards after Colorado had 2 all year in 2022.

Sanders was poised, productive and patient, operating the offense quickly and picking his shots. A few more games like this, and he’s in the Heisman conversation.

Oregon: Where’s pass rush?

Maybe it’s nitpicking, considering Oregon won 81-7, but the Ducks’ pressure was nonexistent against a completely overmatched Portland State squad that managed just 200 yards of total offense. Oregon had zero sacks and just 3 tackles for loss in the win.

That won’t cut it against the quick strike offenses of the Pac-12.

Stanford: Ashton Daniels is the guy

Simultaneously, one of the most interesting and least interesting quarterback battles in all of college football, Stanford’s slugfest went down to the very end.

Would it be Ari Patu? Syracuse transfer Justin Lamson? Young Ashton Daniels, who played in 8 games last year but had just 6 total pass attempts, though he added 156 rushing yards on 25 carries?

It was Daniels, and he delivered. The sophomore from Buford, Ga., completed 25-of-36 pass attempts for 248 yards and 2 touchdowns while gaining 42 yards on 11 carries. His dual-threat ability makes it clear why new coach Troy Taylor is handing him the keys.

UCLA: And so is Dante Moore

The stats tell the story in this one.

While Ethan Garbers, UCLA’s backup last season, completed just 10-of-17 passes for 121 yards with a touchdown and 2 picks, 5-star freshman Dante Moore went 7-of-12 for 143 yards, 2 scores and 1 interception.

While Garbers kept it short, averaging 7.1 yards per attempt, Moore averaged 11.9. Pretty clear here.

USC: Defense tightens up against Wolf Pack, but where are the picks?

After laboring through a 56-28 Week 0 win over San Jose State and letting preseason Mountain West player of the year favorite Chevan Cordeiro get a bit too comfortable, the Trojans put the clamps on Nevada in a 66-14 Week 2 win.

One cause for concern: Last year’s ball-hawking defense is nowhere to be found after another game with no picks.

Utah: Utes have strength in numbers

Kyle Whittingham almost wistfully talks about Utah’s early days in the Pac-12, even though they were not the best of times. It would take the Utes years to build up the kind of depth to compete week in, week out, with the likes of Oregon, Washington and USC.

But that depth was on full display in a convincing season-opening win over Florida. And it was much more than just backup QB Bryson Barnes playing well in place of Cam Rising. The Utes were down 8 starters and still rolled the Gators.

Washington: Like Ducks, pass rush disappears

Washington had one of Week 1 best showings in a 56-19 win over Boise State. But the Huskies barely got to the quarterback, sacking Taylen Green just once.

UDub did pick off 2 passes, but where was Bralen Trice? Where was Zion Tupuola-Fetui? They had just 5 tackles and none behind the line of scrimmage.

Washington State: Cameron Ward lights it up

One of the worst labels in college football is boring, but that’s just what the Cougars and Cameron Ward were last year. After passing for 4,648 yards at Incarnate Word in 2021, Ward had just 3,231 last year, with no 400-yard games.

He got off to a huge start against Colorado State on Saturday, though. Ward passed for 451 yards on 37-of-49 passing with 3 scores and zero picks.