WSU and Oregon battle for the 1st place in the Pac-12 North. Who comes out on top?
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#24 Utah at Arizona
Betting Line: Utah -24
Arizona has had a sneaky good defense in year 1 under Don Brown and they've clearly shown improvement over the past few weeks. It almost makes you wonder if the Wildcats could make a game of this, especially with it being in Tucson. The Utes have been maybe the most dominant Pac-12 team in recent weeks and find themselves at 5-1 in their past 6 games. Cam Rising has transformed this Utah offense into the #1 scoring unit in the conference. In the end, Utah's ground game will be too much for the rebuilding Wildcats.
Prediction: Utah 44 vs Arizona 17
Stanford at Oregon State
Betting Line: OSU -12.5
Stanford and the Beavers both find themselves reeling after disappointing performances last weekend. Jonathan Smith should be able to get Oregon State Bowl eligible this weekend with the #1 rushing offense matched up against a Stanford squad that allows the most rushing yards per game. Beavers win big.
Prediction: Oregon State 38 vs Stanford 21
Arizona State at Washington
Betting Line: ASU -5.5
Running teams like ASU tend to give Washington fits this season. Herm Edwards is smart and he will know that he can lean on Rachaad White and Jayden Daniels to pick up yards on the ground. UW's defense may keep this close in the first half but the Sun Devils will pull away.
Prediction: Arizona State 28 vs Washington 17
Colorado at UCLA
Betting Line: UCLA -17
Colorado has discovered their offense the past two weeks and Brendon Lewis is suddenly playing at a very high level with 6 touchdown passes and no interceptions against the Beavers and Ducks. UCLA's defense has been leaky this season so expect the Buffs to get points but ultimately the Bruins have the better offense.
Prediction: UCLA 34 vs Colorado 24
WSU at #3 Oregon
Betting Line: Oregon -14
The game of the week. The winner will take 1st place in the Pac-12 North and be in the driver seat to play in the conference championship. WSU frequently has given the Ducks fits over the years and this one is going to go down to the wire.
Prediction: Oregon 34 vs WSU 31
Nevada at #22 San Diego State
Betting Line: SDSU -3
This game has major implications in the West division of the MWC as both of these programs are currently tied for 1st. Nevada has the top scoring offense in the conference while San Diego State has the top defense. Carson Strong will make enough clutch throws to pull off the win.
Prediction: Nevada 27 vs San Diego State 24