BYU is eyeing a CFP berth but another tough matchup awaits as the Broncos head to Provo.
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Stanford at #22 Arizona State
Betting Line: ASU -13
Stanford is coming off a win over #3 Oregon and now must focus on taking down the new top dog in the Pac-12, Arizona State. The Sun Devils dominated UCLA last weekend and surged into the Top 25 and find themselves as the projected favorite to win the conference according to ESPN's FPI computer model. Playing at Tempe is always a tough task and it's likely this will be a rowdy crowd on a Friday night. ASU's run game should put up big numbers while the secondary locks down Tanner McKee.
Prediction: ASU 37 vs Stanford 21
Oregon State at WSU
Betting Line: OSU -3.5
The Beavers have taken down historical Pac-12 powers, Washington and USC, in back to back weeks to the surprise of many. Jonathan Smith has this team full of confidence and he knows no opponent can be overlooked. The Cougs played their best game of the season last week against Cal and will need a similar effort this week to keep the game close in the 4th quarter.
Prediction: Oregon State 30 vs WSU 23
Utah at USC
Betting Line: USC -3
Utah and USC both entered 2021 with Pac-12 title hopes but both now find themselves at 2 losses. Whoever loses this one could be looking at a long season so expect both teams to battle hard. The Trojans have arguably the top receiver in the country in Drake London and will be tossing balls in his direction all night. On the other side of the field, the Utes have an elite secondary. This will be a test of strength vs strength.
Prediction: Utah 34 vs USC 31
UCLA at Arizona
Betting Line: UCLA -16
The Bruins suddenly have 2 losses and Chip Kelly is starting to lose the goodwill from his win over LSU. This is a must win for UCLA and they should be able have this one in hand by the 3rd quarter.
Prediction: UCLA 44 vs Arizona 20
Boise State at #10 BYU
Betting Line: BYU -5.5
The Cougars have reached the Top 10 of the AP Poll and it's only week 6. BYU has a realistic shot at making the CFP if they run the table but Boise State is always a tough test even on a down year.
Prediction: BYU 24 vs Boise State 21