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Really, Arizona? You’re going to make me think you’re good now, and that Oregon performance wasn’t some totally fluky aberration? It’s a home game against a Colorado team whose wheels have come completely off … and it’s only giving up 2.5.
I’m hoping that 56 point total is low – I want a fun night game worthy of the after dark hashtag – and I’m concerned that Colorado will come out jacked up after wetting itself against Oregon State. But that Wildcat performance against the Ducks at home was too scary.
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If we’re being honest here, I don’t like anything about this Utah-Arizona State game. At home, this seems like one of those moments when Herm Edwards gets his team to pitch a gem, and Utah is way, way, way overdue for a bit of a clunker.
I’ll hedge this. ASU plays well enough to cover the seven, but Utah is good enough to survive and advance. Again, not a fan of this pick – for what that’s worth.
– Utah vs. Arizona State Game Preview & Prediction
Remember, no one with the two programs was around when Chip Kelly was doing his thing at Oregon, and the players certainly won’t give a hoot. The return to Eugene is a non-factor.
After the clunker against Arizona, Oregon is due to bounce back – Justin Herbert isn’t going to have another bad game like that, even if he’s a bit dinged up. UCLA is improving, but no, not this week on the road – even with the line moving up a wee bit. Hated it at 13, cool at ten, fine at 10.5.
– UCLA at Oregon Game Preview & Prediction
Washington is sort of boring-good-bad, if that makes any sense whatsoever. This offense isn’t really working, but the defense is fine.
Stanford is sort of boring-mediocre-bad, and it should have a much worse record. Both teams are finding ways – for the most part – to win, but they’re both having to strain really, really hard for production.
The 10 is way too bit a number for a Huskies team with no offense, but I’ll go with the idea that Jake Browning bounces back and comes up with something decent, and the Dawg D shuts down a Cardinal O with absolutely no ground game.
– Stanford vs. Washington Game Preview & Prediction
Maybe I’m missing it, but this is one of those big moments for USC football. Clay Helton’s era could be in big, big trouble if his Trojans – with JT Daniels back – aren’t able to get by Oregon State. At just 4-4, this can’t just be a must-win – it’s a must-blowout.
The line went up a wee bit to 17 – and it’s okay. After two straight losses, it’ll be a methodical road win, but the game will be a bit of a firefight. Think about the over on that 61.5.
– USC vs. Oregon State Game Preview & Prediction
Don’t get caught up in the whole revenge factor thing with Cal and Washington State after last year’s Bear blowout. The 9.5 might go down a little bit as it keeps on dropping from 11 – don’t be shocked if it settles in at around nine.
You know the clunker is coming at some point for Wazzu, but not this week. It’s playing too well to bail now, and on that 50-point total, every Cougar game but the 31-0 win over San Jose State has annihilated that mark.
– Cal vs. Washington State Game Preview & Prediction