What are your picks for each Pac-12 game this week and why?
Jack Follman, Pacific Takes: Oregon State over USC. The Trojans will be able to slow Mannion and Cooks and keep it low-scoring, but they won't be able to score enough themselves to get past the Beavers on the road.
Arizona State over Washington State. The cold and home field will keep the Cougars in the game, but the Sun Devils front is scary when healthy and will get after Halliday forcing enough mistakes that they can take advantage of.
Arizona over Cal. The Bears defense is horrific and there is no way that they will be able to slow Carey and Denker on the ground and their offense won't be able to outscore them.
UCLA over Colorado. This is the perfect game for the Bruins after their nightmare trips to Palo Alto and Eugene."
UA over Cal. Look out for the Wildcat offense growing and coming into its own the last couple of weeks.
OSU over USC. The Beavs are simply too good to lose this game at home.
UCLA over CU. Bruins bounce back and possibly hang 60 on the Buffs.
Chris Landon, UW Dawg Pound
1. ASU over @WSU: I like WSU to "put a fright" into Todd Graham's team, but I think WSU is more mistake prone which will leave their D out there too long and give ASU a decided second half advantage.
2. USC over @OSU: I see this playing out much like the Stanford game with OSU as they encounter yet another rugged D (if not as deep) and struggle to get the running game going. USC is going to take more shots offensively than Stanford did and I expect they'll hit just enough to get a big road W.
3. Zona over @Cal: I have suspicion that Cal is going to show up in this one, but they just don't have the horses to slow Ka'Deem Carey and that Wildcat rushing attack.
4. @UCLA over Col: The Buffs still have a huge learning curve to get through with the talented freshman QB. This will be their next lesson.