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Pac-12 Picks, Week 9: Utes go crazy for mundane helmet again

Plus, SEC cowardice, mean Stanford nerds, and more slightly informative Pac-12 football news.

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Game Picks

Last week: 3-2-0
Season: 30-23-1
Home team in CAPS.

Friday, October 24th, 7:00 PM PDT
CALIFORNIA (+18) over #6 Oregon

Saturday, October 25th, 11:00 AM PDT
COLORADO (+14) over #25 University of California, Los Angeles

  • Last week, I said for certain that Colorado would go into the Coliseum and defeat USC. This week, I am saying for certain that they will notch their first conference win.
  • Has anyone else seen that UCLA football billboard in LA that says "Passing Zone Ahead"? Are they letting us know that UCLA passes the ball, like every football team? It's stupid.

12:30 PM PDT
STANFORD (-13) over Oregon State

  • For the second week in a row, nothing funny or interesting happened with Beavers because they are boring.
  • You stay classy, Stanford:

2:00 PM PDT
WASHINGTON STATE (+3) over #15 Arizona

7:00 PM PDT
#19 UTAH (+1) over #20 Southern California

  • Remember when Utah unveiled its white helmets and all of the players went crazy? You won't believe how they react to black helmets (they also go crazy):

  • Last week, former Trojan running back Lendale White tweeted that Coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff should be fired. So when he showed up to last Saturday's game against Colorado, he was escorted out of the Coliseum:

7:45 PM PDT
#14 Arizona State (-3.5) over WASHINGTON

Pac-12 Power Rankings:

5. Arizona Wildcats

4. USC Trojans

3. Travis Ishikawa

2. Oregon Ducks

1. Heisman candidate Mike Bercovici