Pac-12 Picks: Week Eleven


Colorado at Arizona

Arizona looked really bad against UCLA, but not so bad that they can’t completely crush hapless Colorado at home. Or anywhere, really. This win will also give the Wildcats bowl eligible, so even if this season has been all about mountains and valleys this year, at least there’s that.

Arizona 49, Colorado 17

Arizona State at #21 USC

I’m assuming that USC is still together enough to beat a fairly average Arizona State team, despite the three losses that have Los Angeles calling for Kiffin’s head, but man, if I’m wrong, there will be hell to pay. I can’t imagine the sort of meltdown among the Trojan fan base that would occur after a loss to four loss ASU. Though, I don’t think it’s likely, even if it would be interesting to watch.

USC 42, ASU 31

Nov 3, 2012; Boulder, CO, USA; Stanford Cardinal linebacker Shayne Skov (11) during the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field. The Cardinal defeated the Buffaloes 48-0. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

#13 Oregon State at #16 Stanford

Most interesting game in the conference this week, for sure. Not only is it a match up of the two formerly top-10 schools that have been defeated at CenturyLink Field this season, it’s a match up of two very similar teams. Hard-nosed defense and somewhat inconsistent offense. A few weeks ago I probably would have picked the Beavers, but now, at Stanford, I think the Cardinal has the edge, but it’s going to be a rough, close game.

Stanford 27, Oregon State 21

#2 Oregon at California

Well, you don’t need me to pick this one. Oregon is going to destroy Tedford’s team, probably by well over 30 or 40 points. It won’t be pretty, but that’s just how it goes in the Pac-12. Oregon destroys everyone, even if that team is pretty decent. Unfortunately for Cal, they are not decent. They’re bad.

Oregon 41, Cal 17

#17 UCLA at Washington State

Hey, how about those Bruins! That beat down of Arizona made it very clear that two teams I had labeled as very similar are, in fact, not that similar at all. Now all UCLA has to do is not go to Pullman and forget that winning football is hard work. Though, with Leach’s program looking more like a soap opera every day, I wouldn’t worry too much if I were a UCLA fan.

UCLA 45, WSU 24