Unfortunately, the Pac-12 Picker does not get a bye week. But he sure could use a chance to retool after that disaster last week.
Lack of toughness? Probably. Poor focus? Certainly. It’s a good thing these picks are for entertainment purposes only, or I’d worry about my readers being able to afford the newspaper this week.
USC at No. 24 Utah, Utah by 3: The portion of Max Browne’s brain devoted to self-preservation is not all that upset he will not be starting this game.
The pick: USC, 21-17
Boise State at Oregon State, BSU by 13: I just have a nagging feeling that the Beavers are better than people think.
The pick: BSU, 35-28
Colorado at Oregon, UO by 10.5: There are going to be a lot of people who overreact to last weekend when looking at these teams. Don’t be one of those people.
The pick: UO, 48-24
Stanford at UCLA, Stanford by 3: Stanford has beaten UCLA in eight consecutive tries. Insanity would be expecting anything else.
The pick: Stanford, 35-24
California at ASU, ASU by 4: Davis Webb vs. Kalen Ballage. First player to six touchdowns win?
The pick: Cal, 48-41
Washington at Arizona, UW by 9.5: The Huskies won’t match last year’s 46-point win over the Wildcats. Barely.
The pick: UW, 42-13
Last week: 9-2 straight up, 2-5-2 against the spread
Overall: 18-4 straight up, 10-6 against the spread
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