Oregon and UCLA face off in a Top 10 Matchup with College GameDay in town.
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#9 UCLA at #10 Oregon
Betting Line: Oregon -7
It doesn't get better than two Top 10 teams facing off with College GameDay in town. This game has so many storylines and amazing players. After a loss to Georgia, Oregon has looked like a completely different team and is making quick work of opponents. Across the sideline will be Dorian Thompson-Robinson who is on a mission to prove doubters wrong and has been the best player in the conference thus far. If UCLA can win this one, they'll keep their Playoff hopes alive. But the pick here is home field advantage gives Oregon just enough of an edge to pull out a victory on a game winning field goal.
Prediction: Oregon 41 vs UCLA 38
BYU at Liberty
Betting Line: BYU -7
This is a sneaky good game that isn't getting the national attention it deserves. Liberty has been a great program under Hugh Freeze and find themselves 6-1 entering the matchup. The Cougars have had a disappointing start to the season as they got off to a 4-3 record but the losses have come to Notre Dame, Arkansas and Oregon. Not too shabby. BYU gets back on track behind another nice game by Jaren Hall.
Prediction: BYU 28 vs Liberty 24
Arizona State at Stanford
Betting Line: Stanford -3
Both of these programs are suddenly on an upswing after the Cardinal beat Notre Dame and ASU upset Washington. We will find out which of these programs can maintain the positive momentum this week. Stanford's run defense ranks 10th in the Pac-12 in yards per carry allowed so expect the Sun Devils to lean on Valladay to carry the load tonight.
Prediction: ASU 32 vs Stanford 28
Boise State at Air Force
Betting Line: AFA -2
The Broncos were headed towards a disastrous season until they hired Dirk Koetter as Offensive Coordinator to salvage the offense. Now Boise State has scored 35 and 40 points the past two weeks. Broncos pull off a close win in the final minutes.
Prediction: Boise State 31 vs Air Force 30
Colorado at Oregon State
Betting Line: Oregon State -23.5
The Beavers win this one easily as they improve to 6-2. Jonathan Smith will be in heavy consideration for Pac-12 Coach of the Year and Oregon State could find themselves ranked heading into their matchup against Washington.
Prediction: Oregon State 45 vs Colorado 20
Washington at Cal
Betting Line: UW -7.5
Expect the Husky defense to look better in this game as they face a QB who doesn't have the mobility to get away from UW's pass rush. Cal doesn't possess the elite receivers Arizona had and they'll try to rely on the ground game but UW's strength is pass rush and run defense. Huskies win this one fairly easily.
Prediction: Washington 38 vs Cal 27