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Pac-12 Picks, Week 6: Oregon to wear pink, USC to wear Christmas ornament

Also, Mike Leach predicts the future of dating and human extinction!

Steve Dykes

Game Picks

Last week: 3-2-0
Season: 23-16-0
Home team in CAPS.

Thursday, October 2nd, 7:30 PM PDT
#2 OREGON (-24) over Arizona

Saturday, October 4th, 12:30 PM PDT
#9 NOTRE DAME (+2) over #14 Stanford

  • DID YOU KNOW?: The winner of the Notre Dame-Stanford football game receives the Legends Trophy, made of Irish crystal (whatever that means) and California redwood. Also, Notre Dame plays six "rivalry" games this year, in case you were wondering how annoying they are.

1:00 PM PDT
COLORADO (+6.5) over Oregon State

4:30 PM PDT
Arizona State (+12) over #16 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

  • Mike Bercovici's Heisman campaign makes a stop at the Coliseum on Saturday:

  • Reports are out that the Trojans will face ASU with their new, shinier, Christmas-y helmets. They look... fine? What was the point of this?

7:30 PM PDT
WASHINGTON STATE (-3) over California

  • At last Saturday's post-game press conference, WSU coach Mike Leach offered his take on how the human race will go extinct. What are his thoughts on the Singularity?

  • Nicholas Dirks, Cal chancellor and part-time Mark Twain impersonator, announced last week that student athletes admitted to UC Berkeley might now have to carry a C+ average (or maybe even a B- average!) in high school, rather than a C average:

7:30 PM PDT
Utah (+13) over #8 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES

  • SI has a nice write-up on some Utah traditions. Not mentioned is the old Ute tradition of Jon Huntsman giving a pep lecture on China-US relations to the team before every home game. Weird but true.*

    *Not true
  • SI also wrote a piece on UCLA traditions, mentioning the fact that there was a real live bear that hung out on the sidelines during games. Why don't they do this anymore?!?!

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