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In Week 8 Pac-12 football action, Oregon is favored over Arizona State, USC are big favorites over Colorado, Stanford is narrow favorites over Cal in the Big Game, and Utah and Washington are underdogs to Oregon State and Arizona respectively.
Oregon -12 vs. Arizona State: The far more formidable second half of the season is at hand for the Ducks. The tests begin in Tempe against a well-disciplined, working on all cylinders Sun Devil offense. The big question will be how much the ASU defense and the home crowd can step up to the occasion. The line seems to reflect ASU is respected well enough to keep it up.
Stanford -1.5 vs. California: It's official. No one trusts Josh Nunes and the Cardinal offense to really produce points on the road. Considering it's the Big Game, and it's rivalry week, and this figures to be the most exciting Pac-12 game of the week.
USC -40 vs. Colorado: Jon Wulff Embree? It's a bit of an amazing line considering how bad the Trojans have been at closing games. They must really expect USC to come out and lay the hammer.
Arizona -4.5 vs Washington: The Huskies and the Wildcats are two teams in need of a win, as they're both coming off tough losing streaks. Washington has played pretty well against superior opponents.
Oregon State -7 vs. Utah: You know who doesn't love Mike Riley? Vegas. Not yet at least. The Beavers still aren't getting any love, and Oregon State has been happy to prove them wrong. We'll see if the respect comes if a victory over 2-4 Utah commences.