Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pac-12 Week 12 Quick Picks

Oregon vs. USC in Eugene. Oregon needs to keep winning to clinch the Pac-12 North title and stay in the hunt for the BCS Championship Game...a stretch though the latter task may be. USC is improving week to week so is dangerous. But, this one is at Autzen Stadium. I say Ducks win a close one 35-28.

Washington vs. OSU in Corvallis. UW is probably going into this one with their backup QB starting. But, OSU is really bad. In particular they cannot seem to stop the run. UW has Chris Polk at RB and should exploit the Beavs on the ground. I say UW comes away with a win, 27-14.

Stanford vs. Cal at Palo Alto. Rivalry game. Highly rated public institution vs. highly rated private school. East Bay vs. South Bay. Above average team (Stanford) vs. below average team (Cal). Stanford is at home and wins handily 41-17.

WSU vs. Utah at Pullman. Utes on the Palouse. WSU suddenly looked better last week vs. ASU and is pinning late season hopes on their surprisingly effective freshman QB. Meanwhile, Utah is playing for bowl eligibility and an outside shot at the Pac-12 South title. But, I say the newly exciting Cougs get it done at home 24-21.

Arizona vs. ASU in Tempe. The Wildcats are bad. The Sun Devlis are fading fast. The faders beat the downtrodden in this soutwest rivalry with ASU coming out on top 29-13.

Colorado vs. UCLA in L.A. Colorado is coming off a rare win. UCLA now has bowl eligibility in their sites. I think the Bruins do it and beat the Buffs 24-14.

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