Air Force (4-6)
It’s been a rough year, but after stuffing New Mexico, the Falcons have to win at Wyoming and beat Colorado State to get to six. They’ll get stopped by the Cowboy defense in Laramie – UW desperately needs the win, too.
The Rainbow Warriors are at six wins, but with a 13-game season, they need to get seven wins to get bowling for just the second time since 2010. All of a sudden, UNLV is dangerous again after shocking San Diego State, but Hawaii will get the win at home. If it doesn’t, it’ll have to beat San Diego State on the road.
A huge, huge clunker this season, the Cowboys have rallied with two straight wins. They’ll beat Air Force this weekend, and then deal with a fired up New Mexico on the road – the Lobos might come up with something big in their season finale. The Cowboys will win both games.
With a week off to prepare for the all-important finishing kick, the Wildcats are on a two-game winning streak going into the trip to Washington State to try and ruin the Cougar dream of going to the CFP. And then comes the rivalry showdown against Arizona State, which is the season for Kevin Sumlin’s team. The offense is working enough to beat the Sun Devils, but they’ll lose to Wazzu.
A total flop, the Buffs started 5-0 and lost their last five, including a total meltdown against Oregon State. Now they have to deal with a Utah team fighting for the South title, and then they go to Cal to face an improving Bear team. They’ll lose both games.
– Washington State 31, Colorado 7
With the hot seat under head coach Clay Helton flaming, everything can start to look right with the wold by beating rival UCLA up the road, and then ruining the Notre Dame season with a dramatic victory. The Trojans will take down the Bruins, but lose to the Irish. Lose both, and USC becomes the college football’s biggest offseason job opening.
– Cal 15, USC 14