Pac-12 Conference play begins. Which programs can earn a statement win?
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Utah vs WSU
Betting Line: Utah -14.5
The Cougs and Utes are both coming off disappointing performances and both find themselves at 1-2 on the season. This contest will be pivotal for both programs. WSU's defense this season ranks 11th in the Pac-12, so expect Cam Rising to put up big numbers in his first start for Utah.
Prediction: Utah 37 vs WSU 17
Stanford vs #24 UCLA
Betting Line: UCLA -4.5
The Cardinal are playing at an elite level on offense since making a move at quarterback to Tanner Mckee. In the past two weeks, Stanford has averaged 41.5 points. On the other side of the field, the Bruins have the Pac-12's highest scoring offense and the top rushing defense. This is a great matchup for the Bruins with their strengths perfectly suited for playing Stanford.
Prediction: UCLA 35 vs Stanford 24
Washington vs Cal
Betting Line: UW -7.5
The Huskies suddenly look like the team we all expected. Jalen McMillan's return was a boost to the offense and the budding star put up 175 yards on 10 catches. Cal enters this weekend's matchup with the worst defense in the conference and that should give UW a great chance at putting up some points.
Prediction: Washington 28 vs Cal 24
#3 Oregon vs Arizona
Betting Line: Oregon -28.5
The top team in the conference takes on the worst team in the conference. Oregon should jump out to a big lead and get plenty of action for their young talent to continue to develop.
Prediction: Oregon 42 vs Arizona 10
USC vs Oregon State
Betting Line: USC -10.5
Oregon State has looked good the past two weeks but Hawaii and Idaho don't have nearly the talent that USC has. The Trojans will test an improved Oregon State defense with weapons like Drake London and Kedon Slovis. We will find out on Saturday if the Beavers are for real.
Prediction: USC 31 vs OSU 24
ASU vs Colorado
Betting Line: ASU -14.5
The top defense in the conference takes on the worst offense. The Sun Devils should rebound from their tough loss to BYU with an easy victory this week.
Prediction: ASU 28 vs Colorado 10