It’s that time of the week again: time to prognosticate!
Cal 28, Oregon 24: I think I might be allowing too much scoring in my prediction. I have a feeling that this game is going to come down to good defense. Oregon is going to go through a lot of growing pains with their green QB and Cal is not going to be able to run as well as it would like. The difference in this game will be redzone effectiveness and I put Cal on top of that list.
ASU 449, WaZoo 438: OK, so I exagerated by 400 points each. That’s only because this game is going to be a shootout if there ever was one. ASU will have just the defensive toughness necessary to win this game of deep passing games.
UCLA 42, Arizona 31: Arizona is finally starting to get some offense rolling but their defense continues to be weaker than advertised. UCLA won’t need a big comeback this week.
OSU 28, Washington 20: OSU continued their trend of scoring between 23 and 28 points last week agianst Arizona. Sadly for them, they let Arizona put up 29, in what appears to be a new school record for them. I don’t see the trend of OSU opponents breaking school records continuing into a second week and Washington will score less that 24 for the 8th time in 9 tries this year.
Stanford 13, USC 31: Stanford will have a lot to be proud of at the end of this game: they will have held USC to its lowest score all season. Sadly, the Stanford offense still SUCKS and will not be able to compete.
OK, that’s it campers! Tune in Monday for updated metrics. In the mean time, remember that the Cal vs. Oregon game will be on ABC at 12:30 PM pacific time here on the west coast.