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Pac-12 Picks, Week 13: Mariota is fast

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Game Picks

Last week: 3-1-0
Season: 40-33-2
Home team in CAPS.

Saturday, November 22nd, 10:00 AM PST
#13 ARIZONA STATE (-16) over Washington State

  • Since ASU's football team sent me into a spiral of depression this week, here's some non-gridiron news: the Sun Devil hockey team will become an NCAA Division I member! ASU will be the southernmost and westernmost Division I program in the continental U.S. So for any high school hockey stars out there thinking about Harvard, start thinking about the Harvard of the Southwest.
  • Uhh, it's not that hot in Tempe this time of year:

12:30 PM PST
#15 Arizona (+4.5) over #17 UTAH
1:00 PM PST
CALIFORNIA (+5.5) over Stanford
  • Thirty-two years ago yesterday, this happened:

  • For the third year in a row, Stanford coach David Shaw did not attend the annual Big Game Luncheon, a fundraiser that supports at-risk Bay Area youth. Perfect time for an ISIS joke by the emcee, right?

1:30 PM PST
#2 OREGON (-32.5) over Colorado
5:00 PM PST
#19 Southern California (+4) over #9 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
  • As an ASU fan, I will never root for USC as hard as I will tonight, so FIGHT ON! CONQUEST! GEORGE LUCAS! And whatever other things USC people cheer. Also, here's a throwback to the greatest a capella fight rap of all time:

  • After UCLA cancelled its annual bonfire (because of students protesting tuition increases), coach Jim Mora addressed the crowd. Why does he even use the word "freaking"?

7:30 PM PST
WASHINGTON (-6.5) over Oregon State
  • The Huskies clock in at #9 in USA Today's Misery Index. They should have probably taken a knee(s) last Saturday.
  • I wish Oregon State nothing but the worst from now until eternity (or more likely, until they play Arizona next year).

Weekly Pac-12 Power Rankings

2948502934. ASU's run defense

5. Arizona Wildcats

4. USC Trojans

3. UCLA Bruins

2. Oregon Ducks

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