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Welcome to our weekly predictions for the Pac-12 Conference where name-calling simply will not be tolerated.
Arizona at USC (-13 1/2), 1:30 p.m. Sure, the Wildcats look so hideous on defense in part because they have played so many good teams already. But guess what: The Trojans are a good team, and probably angry, too. USC 34, Arizona 27.
Washington State at Colorado (-3), 1:30 p.m. The league's top passing offense against its top pass defense? Let's just say stats can be deceiving. Really, this is a battle between two rebuilding teams that haven't proven they can win on the road. Colorado 30, Washington State 28.
Washington at Utah (-7 1/2), 5 p.m. The Utes are awesome after byes, with a stout defense that forces tons of turnovers. The Huskies? Talented, yes. But also young, vulnerable on defense and prone to mistakes. Utah 27, Washington 20.
UCLA at No. 6 Stanford (-20 1/2), 8:30 p.m. Could the contrast be more stark? Stanford's Andrew Luck and one of the nation's best teams against … well, whoever is quarterbacking the defenseless Bruins these days. Stanford 38, UCLA 17.
Oregon State at No. 25 Arizona State (-18), 8:30 p.m. Even if the Sun Devils experience a letdown after their big win over USC, they are in no danger of losing to the hapless Beavers. You hear that? No danger. None. Arizona State 36, Oregon State 10.
Last Week: 4-1 Overall: 13-2 (sorry, late start)