Pac-12 Picks: Week Eight Results


Oct 19, 2013; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats defensive lineman Justin Washington (43) is congratulated by defensive lineman Tevin Hood (98) and defensive lineman Dan Pettinato (90) after sacking Utah Utes quarterback Adam Schulz (12) during the third quarter at Arizona Stadium. Arizona beat Utah 35-44. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Charleston Southern at Colorado

My Pick: Colorado 55, Charleston Southern 3

Actual Score: Colorado 43, Charleston Southern 10

Tacoma product and freshman quarterback Sefo Liufau started his first game for the Buffaloes. 14/20 for 198 yards and a touchdown is an encouraging line, even in a run-dominated victory over a weak opponent.

#9 UCLA at #13 Stanford

My Pick: Stanford 31, UCLA 28

Actual Score: Stanford 24, UCLA 10

I picked a Stanford win, but I didn’t think that the Bruins would look so hapless on offense. A real setback for Coach Mora and his team, and also one of the worst performances of Brett Hundley’s career. Lots of teams have struggled to win at Stanford over the years, but the Coach Shaw’s team has been very beatable this season, losing at Utah after nearly being beaten in Palo Alto by the Huskies, who have not exactly looked good lately.

#20 Washington at Arizona State

My Pick: Washington 31, Arizona State 28

Actual Score: Arizona State 53, Washington 24

Speak of the devil(s). Boy was I wrong on this one. Definitely the most I’ve been off in any pick this year, and my first time picking the Washington game incorrectly. A bitter, season-altering loss.

USC at Notre Dame

My Pick: Notre Dame 31, USC 24

Actual Score: Notre Dame 14, USC 10

Well, it was a close Notre Dame win like I thought, it just also happened to be a total slog of a game. This was too much to ask of the Trojans, even during a down year for the Fighting Irish, this fresh off of Kiffin’s tenure and under an interim coach that may not be ready for the pressure cooker that is USC football.

Utah at Arizona

My Pick: Utah 28, Arizona 24

Actual Score: Arizona 35, Utah 24

Utah lost their starting quarterback, Travis Wilson, to injury and Ka’Deem Carey went absolutely bananas, rushing 40 times for 236 yards and a score. The Pac-12 is deep and chaotic, and the two Arizona schools are to blame for a big chunk of this week’s craziness.

Washington State at #2 Oregon

My Pick: Oregon 56, WSU 10

Actual Score: Oregon 62, WSU 38

A really odd final score. Oregon let up off the throttle midway through the second half while Halliday kept chucking the ball until the very end. The score that resulted is decently close considering that this game took place in Eugene, even if Oregon had the game locked up pretty early in the 3rd quarter.

Oregon State at California

My Pick: Oregon State 52, Cal 30

Actual Score: Oregon State 49, Cal 17

There I go again giving Cal’s offense way too much credit. Even fresh off a thoroughly embarrassing loss Washington should dispatch Cal easily.

My Record This Week: 5-2

Total Record This Year: 51-8