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Pac 10 Predictions, Week 9

Posted on: October 28, 2009 3:57 pm
Edited on: October 28, 2009 3:57 pm
California @ Arizona State
We still don't really know if Cal is "back" after beating UCLA and Washington State... they've been burned on defense, especially through the air.  But the Sun Devils just aren't that good, and if Kevin Riley has his confidence back the Bears should win.

Cal, 28-24.

UCLA @ Oregon State
With Sean Canfield's emergence, the Beaver's offense has gone from good to explosive.  The defense has prevented them from contending for the conference, but that won't be a problem against the stagnant Bruins, who in 4 Pac 10 games have 0 passing touchdowns.

OSU, 31-13.

Washington State @ Notre Dame
After 5 straight barnburners, the Irish and their fans can finally go a week without the heart meds.  

ND, 42-14.

USC @ Oregon
I've been struggling with this one.  On one hand, the Ducks have been unstoppable, averaging 38 points a game in their 6 game winning streak, Autzen is always tough, and USC's defense has looked vulnerable the last 2 weeks.  On the other hand, no team in the country has been tested on the road this year like the Trojans, and with Ronald Johnson back at receiver, they've looked pretty solid with the ball as well.  It appears to be a very even matchup and I think it'll be a field goal game either way.  So, since I'm dressing up as 2-Face for Halloween, I flipped a coin....

USC, 31-28.

Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: October 30, 2009 8:27 pm

Pac 10 Predictions, Week 9

Cal @ Arizona State
Cal is the better team here. Riley and Best are leading the Bears offense to a lot of points against inferior opponents. No offense to the Sun Devils, but I don't think Arizona State has the firepower to keep up.

Cal 38 ASU 21

UCLA @ Oregon State
UCLA continues their race to the basement, Oregon State lights up the scoreboard.

OSU 41 UCLA 13

Washington State @ Notre Dame (in San Antonio, TX)
Clausen puts up Heisman-like numbers. WSU continues to look like one of the worst teams in the country.

ND 45 WSU 6

USC @ Oregon
The entire country is focused on this game as it is the site of ESPN's College Gameday. Oregon has won 6 in a row; the offense is putting up gawdy numbers, USC struggles in the state of Oregon, and oh yeah, the game is at night at Autzen Stadium. The crowd will be absolutely nuts, making it tough on the Freshman, Barkley. Because of all that I am picking...

USC. It's Halloween Night, and despite everything seeming to go against them, the Trojans will benefit from some crazy play and find a way to win the game. They always find a way to win the big game, and there is no game bigger than this one.

USC 27 Ducks 24

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: October 30, 2009 1:24 am

Pac 10 Predictions, Week 9

 Must have been a bad penny. Better get rid of that.

It was a dime, actually.  I'm not that poor.  Wink

Since: Oct 11, 2008
Posted on: October 29, 2009 4:58 pm

Pac 10 Predictions, Week 9

I flipped a coin.... Must have been a bad penny. Better get rid of that.

Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: October 28, 2009 4:35 pm

Pac 10 Predictions, Week 9

Cal @ Arizona State

  Who knows with Cal? They either look unbeatable or terrible. Their on the unbeatable track again, and I think it continues against a more more consistent but not as good Arizona State

    Bears 31 ASU 16

  The Beavers are all set up to give this one away after the tough loss against the Trojans. Fortunately they're going against the Bruins who don't have the offense or the defense to stay with the Beavers.

  Beavers 45 Bruins 13

 Washington State @ Notre Dame

  Clausen puts up more stats.

  Irish 52 Cougars 6

  USC @ Oregon
  The battle for control of the Pac-10. The Trojans come into Autzen with a freshman QB who has handled the pressure so far..but it hasn't been Autzen CRAZY for him yet. The Ducks have been in games like this before, but they haven't had this kind of defense.

   Ducks 30 Trojans 28

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