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Jacob Thorpe’s Week 2 Pac-12 picks

PULLMAN—Well, well, I guess some of us are already in midseason form.

The Pac-12 picker had a good first week—it’s true. But don’t worry about overconfidence setting in. I’ve had my fair share of hubris with these picks and know to just take it one week at a time, getting better as a bettor with every pick.

That’s a little joke, of course. These picks are for entertainment purposes only.

Idaho at Washington, UW by 37: The oddsmakers only think UW will score 37 points on this Idaho defense?

The pick: Washington, 56-0

Texas Tech at Arizona State, ASU by 3: You know how much proud Texan Todd Graham loves Texas by his apparent desire to lose to a Lone Star State university every year.

The pick: Texas Tech, 31-24

Washington State at Boise State, BSU by 11.5: The last couple years have seen the Cougars play their most resilient ball on the road. But I just can’t pull the trigger on the upset.

The pick: Boise State, 42-38

California at San Diego State, SDSU by 7: In which California discovers why Pac-12 schools rarely play road games against good Mountain West schools.

The pick: San Diego State, 28-24

Virginia at Oregon, UO by 24.5: This seems like a great time to remind you that there are no games between Top-25 teams this weekend.

The pick: Oregon, 56-24

Grambling at Arizona, no line: No line in sight, pick-maker’s delight.

The pick: Arizona, 97-2

Utah State at USC, USC by 16.5: Lost in Alabama’s 52-6 evisceration of the Trojans is that through the first quarter or so the Trojans actually looked pretty good.

The pick: USC, 45-24

Idaho State at Colorado, no line: The Buffaloes stampede into Week 3 unimpeded.

The pick: Colorado 37-14

BYU at Utah, Utah by 3.5: How to create separation when both coaching staff’s know each other’s every move?

The pick: Utah, 28-24

UNLV at UCLA, UCLA by 26: The Bruins are still figuring things out on offense.

The pick: UCLA, 35-14

Last week: 9-3 straight up, 5-3 against the spread

Overall: 9-3 straight up, 5-3 against the spread

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