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Pac-12 Predictions Week 4

I was SPOT ON about UCLA vs Nebraska AND I predicted the rest of the winners correctly. Not too shabby…

Last week: 9-0. Overall: 23-3

Idaho St @ Washington: The way Washington has been playing, this should be in the bag by the first half. Idaho St 3 – Washington 52

Utah St @ USC: I wouldn’t be surprised if Utah St pulled the upset here, but I’m going to say that USC will just barely survive this one. Utah St 13 – USC 17

Arizona St @ Stanfurd: HUGE game for both teams. ASU showed a lot of trouble against Wisconsin’s offense last week and I expect the same this Saturday. ASU 21 – Stanfurd 38

Oregon St @ San Diego St: It looks like Oregon State is on the way back after that terrible week 1 loss. Oregon St 42 – San Diego 10

Utah @ BYU: The Holy War! I’m a bit skeptical about Utah after their loss last week and a bit higher on BYU after their victory against Texas. Should be a close game to the end. Utah 24 – BYU 27

New Mexico St @ UCLA: Cupcake game for the Bruins. New Mexico St 7 – UCLA 42

Idaho @ Washington St: Cougars are looking better every week and this game should be an easy victory for them. Idaho 17 – Washington St 49

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Pac-12 Predictions Week 3

The Pac-12 went undefeated last week, and the Pac-12 North looks that much stronger with Washington State upsetting USC.

Last week: 7-1. Overall: 14-3

UCLA @ Nebraska: UCLA has a tough matchup but I think QB Brent Hundley will carry them to victory. UCLA  41 – Nebraska 21

Stanfurd @ Army: Stanfurd looks as good as they did last year so they shouldn’t have much trouble against Army. Stanfurd 52 – Army 13

Fresno State @ Colorado: Fresno State’s offense looks really good but I’m going to stick with Colorado at home. Fresno State 24 – Colorado 35

Boston College @ USC: I expect USC to come out with a fire after a huge upset loss against Washington State. Boston College 13 – USC 32

Tennessee @ Oregon: Oregon looks as good as ever and Tennessee doesn’t have a chance in Autzen. Tennessee 17 – Oregon 47

Washington @ Illinois: Illinois has been looking good but Washington looks better. Illinois 21 – Washington 47

Southern Utah @ Washington State: Washington State looks really good after their victory against USC and they shouldn’t have too much trouble with Southern Utah like Cal did last year. Southern Utah 14 – Washington State 34

Oregon State @ Utah: Both teams need this victory badly. Utah has looked better but you just never know with Oregon State. Utah 30 – Oregon State 32

UTSA @ Arizona: Arizona is looking dominant. They won’t have much trouble against UTSA. UTSA 10 – Arizona 55

Wisconsin @ Arizona State: This should be quite a showdown but Arizona State looks like a stronger team. Wisconsin 21 – Arizona State 31

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Pac-12 Predictions Week 2

So who the hell guessed Oregon State would go down to Eastern Washington? That game should keep every FBS team on their toes against their FCS opponents this week.

Last week: 7-2.

Sacramento State @ Arizona State: I don’t see any FCS upsets this week especially after what happened last weekend. Arizona State shouldn’t have much trouble. Sacamento St 3 – Arizona St 42

Weber State @ Utah: Utah had a tough victory against Utah State but this game should be much easier. I expect Utah to be a bit sluggish at start like the last game but get going after the first quarter. Weber State 10 – Utah 35

Oregon @ Virginia: This should be interesting because this game is played in Virginia. However, I expect Oregon to roll over them in the second half. Oregon 45 – Virginia 24

Central Arkansas @ Colorado: Colorado looked good and looked tough last week. It looks like Macintyre is working his magic. Central Arkansas 7 – Colorado 30

Hawaii @ Oregon State: After a crushing loss against Eastern Washington, Oregon State needs to pick up the pieces and get back to business. Hawaii 14 – Oregon State 44

Arizona @ UNLV: This game should not be a problem for Arizona. As long as they don’t defeat themselves, Arizona will crush UNLV. Arizona 52 – UNLV 7

Washington State @ USC: Wazzu showed a lot of toughness last week against Auburn and they felt that they should have won. The game will be closer than most people will think, but I do think USC will take it late. Washington State 24 – USC 34

San Jose State @ Stanfurd: If MacIntyre was still there, I would call the upset. However, since he is not, Stanfurd should be able to get the win. San Jose State 13 – Stanfurd 27

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Pac-12 Predictions Week 1

Utah State @ Utah: Utah plays two in-state games against underrated “Mid-major” and “Independent” teams. Utah State almost beat Wisconsin and Auburn on the road the past two years. I believe Utah pulls this off at home. Utah State 21– Utah 27

USC @ Hawaii: USC sure loves playing Hawaii on the islands (remember you see get to schedule an extra game). This is the 3rd time in 10 years USC has opened against the Rainbow Warriors. USC 35 – Hawaii 21

Northern Arizona @ Arizona: In case anyone is wondering, there’s a clause Arizona documents that forces ASU or Arizona to play Nothern Arizona every year. Northern Arizona 13 – Arizona 42

Nicholls State @ Oregon: Some walk ons might get on the field. Nicholls St 10 – Oregon 63

Eastern Washington @ Oregon State: Colin Cowherd’s alma matter. Eastern Washington 3 – Oregon State 55

Washington State @ Auburn: Interesting that Jeff Tuel is starting for the Bills in week one in the NFL yet was challenged by Connor Holliday on a weekly basis last year. Go figure. Would love to see the Cougs pull of a win here but I think the O-Line of Auburn will be too strong. Both teams finished 3-9 last year. Washington State 27 – Auburn 31

Nevada @ UCLA: I’m so sick of California losing to Nevada (Packers/Niners). Nevada 13 – UCLA 35

Boise State @ Washington: Washington won last time back in 2007. Would be a big win for the Pac-12. Washington 24 – Boise State 21

Colorado @ Colorado State: Colorado has been absolutely atrocious ever since joining the Pac-12 but a new coach and season along with the return of Paul Richardson should energize the Buffalos. Colorado 21 – Colorado State 10

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Pac-12 Predictions Week 1

Let’s Go Pac-12!  The most exciting games this week are Boise@Wash, WSU@Auburn, and of course NWU@Cal. Though I would keep an eye on Nevada@UCLA, they might just pull off what they did last year against us. This year I have decided NOT to predict Cal games because of my incredible bias (been drinking a lot of kool-aid lately).

Utah State @ Utah: These Utah rivals gets to kickoff the college football season on the West Coast. Utah is hungry for revenge after last year’s overtime loss. This time they will face their in-state rival at home. I say Utah wins a tough battle to the end. Utah State 13 – Utah 17

USC @ Hawaii: Hawaii was pretty terrible last season but still managed to get as many wins as Cal (sigh).  USC is gonna have a nice vacation over in Hawaii. I think the most interesting part of this game is who is Lane Kiffin going to play at QB. USC 42 – Hawaii 13

Northern Arizona @ Arizona: Last year, ASU destroyed Northern Arizona, but Northern Arizona got much better as the season progressed. However, I don’t think the Wildcats will have much trouble here. Northern Arizona 10 – Arizona 49

Nicholls State @ Oregon: Come on. This isn’t even fair. Nicholls St 6 – Oregon 72

Eastern Washington @ Oregon State: Eastern Washington isn’t that bad…outside of D1AA. Eastern Washington 3 – Oregon State 52

Washington State @ Auburn: It would be AMAZING if WSU can beat an SEC team at their own home even if they are a lower tier one. I think this will be a close one until the 4th quarter. Washington State 17 – Auburn 42

Nevada @ UCLA: I just don’t think that Nevada’s new coach will have the same magic that Chris Ault did, but they will have some fight that will catch UCLA off guard. Nevada 17 – UCLA 35

Boise State @ Washington: They had quite a battle during their bowl game matchup this past season. I think Chris Peterson will bring that black magic of his over to Seattle to spoil Washington’s opener in their newly renovated stadium. Boise State 34 – Washington 24

Colorado @ Colorado State: I really think MacIntyre can turn around this program like he did at San Jose State, and even though this is an in-state rivalry game I think Colorado comes out strong to win it. Colorado 35 – Colorado State 10