Another potentially boring slate of games, but some times these are the weeks with the most upsets and high pressure finishes.
Arizona State @ Cal
Cal has had an impressive start to the season with one of the better defenses that nobody is talking about. They win comfortably.
Ozzie: Arizona State
Sun Devils get a big win on the road to start off Pac-12 play.
Texas Tech @ Oklahoma (-27)
Josh: Texas Tech (cover, but lose the game)
Texas Tech is not going to pull off the upset here, but -27 is a crazy spread. Tech always plays OU tough, that will continue. OU scores late to make it look worse than it will actually be. 49-28.
Tech is struggling bad right now, I think OU offense has a field day. Only chance to cover is if Tech can score in bunches also.
Mike: Texas Tech (cover, but lose the game)
Kansas @ TCU
I can’t really figure either one of these teams out. TCU blows out Purdue, then loses to SMU… Kansas loses to a team no one has heard of, then blows out Boston College and plays WVU tough. I’ll take TCU, even though Gary Paterson magic seems to be running low.
TCU doesn’t lose back to back games at home, opens up Big 12 play with a weird Jayhawk team.
Virginia @ Notre Dame
I think Georgia is a bit overrated, so playing them tough isn’t much of a moral victory in my opinion. I think Virginia will be hyped for the opportunity here and shock some people.
Ozzie: Notre Dame
Notre Dame looked surprisingly better than I expected, they bounce back at home and get a win.
Mike: Notre Dame
USC @ Washington
I feel like I’m constantly wrong about USC… My first thought here was to go against them, so I’m fading myself here and picking USC.
Losing to Cal was a tough blow for Jacob Eason and the Huskies for CFP hopes, but I believe they bounce back big time with a good victory against USC.
Iowa State @ Baylor
Josh: Iowa State
You can’t only beat Rice by 8 then expect my respect. Baylor stinks!
Ozzie: Iowa State
Brock Purdy had a big day last week, I believe in a good battle of who want to be the 4th best QB in Big 12 him and ISU prevails.
Mike: Iowa State
Mississippi State @ Auburn
This could be a sneaky upset game in my opinion. I know Auburn has some good wins, but I still think Bo Nix stinks. Having said that, its at home so I think they win a close one.
Kylin Hill may have a tough day getting things going on the ground, Auburn’s front 4 is one of best in country. Battle of Freshman QB’s, give me Bo Nix.
Kansas State @ Oklahoma State
Josh: Oklahoma State
Spencer Sanders showed me some things in Austin. I think the Cowboys take a close game against a scrappy KSU team.
Ozzie: Oklahoma State
Sanders, Hubbard and Wallace all bounce back from a tough loss in Austin. Sanders is dynamic, I believe OSU wins by double digits.
Mike: Oklahoma State
Washington State @ Utah
Josh: Washington State
If I know Mike Leach teams, they’re either going rebound from that disappointing loss to UCLA and score 60 against Utah, or they’re going to fall flat on their faces and throw their season away. I’ll take the former.
Ozzie: Washington State
Dynamic Offense vs Stout Defense. What more could you want for West Coast Pac-12 football? Give me Washington State in a high scoring affair.
UCLA @ Arizona
As a Texas Tech fan, I am required to think Arizona is really good for the rest of the season.
I mean somebody has to win, right?! I just think Arizona is not as bad as UCLA. Both aren’t very good, Zona just a bit better lol.