CFN Pac-12 Preview 2019: Coming Out Of The Dark

CFN Pac-12 Preview 2019: Coming Out Of The Dark


CFN Pac-12 Preview 2019: Coming Out Of The Dark


Game Of The Year

Oregon at Washington, Oct. 19

Stanford, Washington State and Cal will all have something to say about the North race, and just about everyone should be in the hunt for the South title, but the showdown in Seattle is the one game that should define the season. The Ducks took down the Huskies last season after losing two straight in the series, but this time around, if this isn’t the actual Pac-12 title game, it’ll go a long way to determining the champion.

5 Big-Time Players Who Deserve A Bigger Spotlight

Five players who have been a bit under the radar on a national level, but should rise up and be among the season’s best players.

1. DE Bradlee Anae, Sr. Utah
2. RB Eno Benjamin, Jr.
 Arizona State
3. LB Evan Weaver, Sr.
4. LB Colin Schooler, Jr.
5. CB Darnay Holmes, Jr.

5 Pac-12 Coaches On The Hot Seat

It’s not necessarily about who’s about to get fired. Who has to win now to avoid getting yelled at, and who could use a very big season? Who has the most pressure to deal with?

1. Clay Helton, USC
2. Kevin Sumlin, Arizona
3. Chip Kelly, UCLA
4. Mario Cristobal, Oregon
5. Jonathan Smith, Oregon State

5 Non-Conference Games The Pac-12 Has To Be Very, Very Worried About

They’re the landmine games. The Pac-12 should be good enough to win all five of these games against Group of Five programs, but …

1. Stanford at UCF, Sept. 14
2. Washington State vs. Houston (in NRG Stadium), Sept. 13
3. UCLA at Cincinnati, Aug. 31
4. Arizona at Hawaii, Sept. 24
5. Fresno State at USC, Aug. 31

5 Best Pro Prospects

1. WR Laviska Shenault, Jr.
2. QB Justin Herbert, Sr.
3. OT Walker Little, Jr. Stanford
4. CB Paulson Adebo, Soph.
5. OT Trey Adams, Sr.

5 Biggest Shoes To Fill

1. QB Gage Gubrud for Gardner Minshew, Washington State
2. WR Brandon Aiyuk for N’Keal Harry, Arizona State
3. OT Jared Hilbers for Kaleb McGary, Washington
4. LB Devin Lloyd for Cole Barton, Utah
5. CB Elijah Molden for Byron Murphy, Washington

Pac-12 Team Previews, 5 Things To Know
North Cal | Oregon | Oregon State
Stanford | Washington | Washington State
South Arizona | Arizona State | Colorado
UCLA | USC | Utah

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