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Jacob Thorpe’s Week 11 Pac-12 picks

USC quarterback Cody Kessler, left, is sacked by Washington’s Elijah Qualls in the second quarter at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times via Tribune News Service)
USC quarterback Cody Kessler, left, is sacked by Washington’s Elijah Qualls in the second quarter at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times via Tribune News Service)

PULLMAN – After this, we will only have two more weeks of regular season Pac-12 picks and yours truly is still exactly .500 for the year.

But hey, at least I’m better at predicting games than my news analyst counterparts are at predicting elections.

Utah and Arizona State kick the week off on Thursday. These picks, like the games themselves, are for entertainment purposes.

No. 15 Utah at Arizona State

Utah by six: The Utes had a bye week to stew after their loss to Washington, and will be motivated for the South Division stretch run.

The pick: Utah, 34-14

Stanford at Oregon

Stanford by 3.5: This is going to be one of those games where the announced attendance and actual attendance are wildly different.

The pick: Oregon, 31-24

USC at No. 4 Washington

UW by 8.5: I can definitely see the Trojans winning, but ultimately I think UW’s offense proves to be the difference-maker.

The pick: UW, 42-35

Oregon State at UCLA

UCLA by 12: Oregon State’s run of fairly close losses continues.

The pick: UCLA, 28-21

No. 16 Colorado at Arizona

CU by 16: The Buffaloes get one last tune-up before the two biggest games of their Pac-12 tenure.

The pick: CU, 42-17

California at No. 23 Washington State

WSU by 15: The pick: Will be in Friday’s paper.

Jacob’s record

Last week: 5-0 straight up, 1-4 against the spread

Overall: 55-16 straight up, 30-30-3 against the spread

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