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Week 8 Predictions

Can the Bruins take down #10 Oregon with College GameDay in town?

Photo: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Article by WestCoastCFB

Washington at Arizona

Betting Line: UW -18

The fact that Arizona is an 18 point underdog to a 2-4 Washington team while playing at home tells you everything you need to know about the Wildcats. That said, Washington frequently struggles when playing in the state of Arizona and they generally have been overrated by bettors this season. UW will win this one but it will be closer than it should be.

Prediction: Washington 28 vs Arizona 13

#10 Oregon at UCLA

Betting Line: UCLA -1

This will be one of the most exciting games of the Pac-12 season and College GameDay is in town to take it in. Chip Kelly has the Bruins rolling and Dorian Thompson-Robinson has been spectacular running his offense. Oregon is strong against the run but the Bruins are balanced and can make big plays through their air when needed. In a high scoring affair, UCLA pulls off a win in a thriller.

Prediction: UCLA 38 vs Oregon 34

Colorado at California

Betting Line: Cal -8.5

Colorado finally looked good again last weekend but that may have just been due to how bad the Wildcats are. Cal is 1-5 but they have consistently been competitive in every game. The Golden Bears need to find a way to win this or the pressure on Justin Wilcox will skyrocket.

Prediction: Cal 24 vs Colorado 20


Betting Line: BYU -4.5

The Cougs are in a strange position after their head coach and four assistants were fired for not getting the Covid vaccine. BYU is reeling after back to back losses and need a win here to right the ship. This should be a fun game but the Provo Cougars have too much firepower.

Prediction: BYU 31 vs WSU 28

USC at #13 Notre Dame

Betting Line: Notre Dame -7

Notre Dame has been far from impressive this season but they have found a way to continually eke out wins. The Trojans on the other hand either win big or lose big and have been far from predictable. Drake London should give the Irish fits but Notre Dame has a strong coaching advantage in this one.

Prediction: Notre Dame 34 vs USC 24

Utah at Oregon State

Betting Line: Utah -3

The Pac-12 South leader vs the Pac-12 North leader. Not many thought the Beavers would be in contention for the Pac-12 title this late in the season but here we are. Both of these teams boast strong ground games but the Utah defense led by Devin Lloyd will be the difference.

Prediction: Utah 31 vs Oregon State 27

#22 San Diego State at Air Force

Betting Line: Air Force -3

The Aztecs take their #22 ranking to Colorado where they will take on 6-1 Air Force. While SDSU has an elite defense, the triple option is always difficult to stop. The Falcons to churn out just enough yards to win.

Prediction: Air Force 27 vs SDSU 24

Nevada at Fresno State

Betting Line: Fresno State -3.5

While Air Force and San Diego State will be a slug fest, this one will be a high scoring, entertaining contest. You're not going to want to miss this. Jake Haener and Carson Strong are the two best quarterbacks in the conference and these may be the two best teams as well. The Bulldog defense has a slight edge in this one.

Prediction: Fresno State 41 vs Nevada 38

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