Arizona State at Washington State
My Pick: ASU 35, WSU 24
Actual Result: ASU 55, WSU 21
The final score doesn’t quite reflect how ugly this game was at halftime with the Sun Devils up 42-14. Taylor Kelly threw five touchdowns and ran for two more and the Cougars were embarrassed at home in front of a tiny crowd. Arizona State continues to dominate the fair state of Washington.
USC at Oregon State
My Pick: OSU 31, USC 21
Actual Result: USC 31, OSU 14
I was straight up wrong on this one. Instead of standing tough for an important conference win at home, the Beavers were steamrolled by the Trojan rushing attack. Silas Redd carried 22 times for 140 yards, but Javorious Allen, who had never rushed for more than 45 yards in a game, slashed Oregon State for 133 yards and three rushing touchdowns. Meanwhile Mannion threw three interceptions. Exactly the kind of road win I didn’t think USC was capable of under Coach O.
Arizona at California
My Pick: Arizona 41, Cal 20
Actual Result: Arizona 33, Cal 28
The competitiveness of this game certainly makes Arizona’s 6-2 look a bit weak. The only ranked team faced by the Wildcats so far? Washington, #16 at the time, and that didn’t go so well for Arizona. Up next is UCLA, and it may get pretty ugly.
Colorado at UCLA
My Pick: UCLA 45, Colorado 14
Actual Score: UCLA 45, Colorado 23
Plenty to nitpick for UCLA fans, but overall a pretty solid home win coming off of two draining losses to the Pac-12 North powers. The Bruins got a little bit of that Washington treatment against Oregon and Stanford, but they followed up the setbacks with this win rather than Washington’s meltdown at Arizona State.
Record This Week: 3-1
Record This Year: 57-11