The Pac-12 features a loaded slate of games this weekend. Can the Pac-12 score some major wins after a disappointing Week 1?
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#12 Oregon at #3 Ohio State
Betting Line: Ohio State -14.5
Not many are giving the Ducks a chance after they struggled against Fresno State but Ohio State also showed weaknesses in their hard fought win over Minnesota. The Oregon defense looked stronger as the game progressed last week and expect to see that type of performance against an electric Buckeye offense. The Ducks will keep it close but Ohio State's home field advantage will give them the edge.
Prediction: Ohio State 38 vs Oregon 31
#5 Texas AM vs Colorado (Denver, CO)
Betting Line: Texas AM - 17
The Aggies are a National Title contender and have won 9 straight games. The Buffs have some strong players on defense and a stud running back but the talent disadvantage may be too much to overcome. If the Buffs can keep it close, that would be a moral victory.
Prediction: Texas AM 35 vs Colorado 17
TCU vs California
Betting Line: TCU -11.5
Cal once again looks to have a great defense after limiting a high powered Nevada offense to just 22 points. The offense, however, continues to be their achilles heel. TCU has been hot lately while going 6-1 in their past 7 games. The betting line in this game is slightly surprising given Cal's ability to keep games close.
Prediction: TCU 27 vs Cal 20
WSU vs Portland State
The Cougs suffered a devastating loss in the final minute against Utah State after blowing a double digit lead in the 4th Quarter. WSU needs to lean on their strong running back unit and let them carry the load against an overmatched Portland State squad.
Prediction: WSU 49 vs Portland State 13
Michigan vs UW
Betting Line: Michigan -7
This might be a nightmare matchup for the Huskies after they suffered their worst loss ever against Montana last weekend. Jim Harbaugh has to be licking his chops and this could be reminiscent to when Stanford went to Husky Stadium in 2010 and won 41-0. If Harbaugh has success running the ball, he won't stop and this one could get ugly.
Prediction: Michigan 31 vs Washington 10
Arizona vs San Diego State
Betting Line: Arizona -2
The Wildcats impressed last weekend in a strong performance against BYU. Arizona will be trying to break a 13 game losing streak and should be able to pull out a close win.
Prediction: Arizona 20 vs SDSU 17
BYU vs #21 Utah
Betting Line: Utah -7
BYU and Utah meet in a highly anticipated matchup in one of the best rivalries in college football. The Cougars are looking to spoil Utah's hope for a dream season and have the home field advantage.
Prediction: Utah 27 vs BYU 24
#14 USC vs Stanford
Betting Line: USC -17
Stanford's offense was awful last weekend against Kansas State while scoring just 7 points. The Trojan defense shouldn't be any easier to face and the USC offense has a lot more firepower than Wildcats.
Prediction: USC 28 vs Stanford 17
#23 ASU vs UNLV
Betting Line: ASU -34
ASU should have another easy win as they take on a UNLV squad that lost to Eastern Washington last weekend.
Prediction: ASU 48 vs UNLV 10
OSU vs Hawaii
Betting Line: OSU -11
The Beavers are still searching for a suitable option at quarterback and they need a replacement for Jermar Jefferson at running back. OSU should have the talent to win against Hawaii but it could be closer than some expect.
Prediction: OSU 28 vs Hawaii 20