Sept. 15, 2012; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats wide receiver Dan Buckner (4) celebrates by leading the band after beating the South Carolina State Bulldogs 56-0 at Arizona Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE
Welcome back everybody for another great weekend of college football. Last week we saw some interesting finishes, but overall the Pac-12 remained strong going 8-2 for the weekend. We did learn a few quick lessons last week. First we learned that the south is wide open. With USC losing its looking more and more reasonable that Arizona could challenge for the south title. We also learned once again Colorado is horrible, just horrible.
The upcoming week is all conference play, and we have some great games to look forward to. I couldn't decide a single game of the week so I am actually going to choose two games this week. Come and join me after the jump to see a few thoughts and predictions for the games this weekend.Saturday:
Oregon St. vs UCLA WINNER: UCLA (28-14)
I believe this game will be closer than most think. If this was at Oregon St. then I would seriously consider the upset. However, being down in L.A. I have to give the nod to UCLA.
Colorado vs Washington St. WINNER: Washington St. (35-10)
If there were any game in the conference that I would pick a win for Colorado it would be this game. however, last week Washington St. showed that they are starting to get the hang of their offense.
Cal vs USC WINNER: USC (28-24)
Cal looked impressive last week against Ohio state, but I really can't believe USC would lose two in a row. Plus this is a home game for USC. Should be a good one though.
Utah vs ASU (Game 1 of the week) WINNER: ASU (32-24)
I really really really want to pick Utah to upset ASU. However, with Utah still adjusting to a new quarterback, I have a hard time thinking they will go into the desert and win.
Arizona vs Oregon (Game 2 of the week) WINNER: Oregon (99-98)
I want to pick Arizona, but I have to be realistic. Going into Autzen stadium and upsetting the ducks is a hard task even for the best teams in the country. This should be a fun game to watch though with lots of offense. If Arizona has a chance though they need to find a way to stop the rush and make the new QB beat you with the pass. That, of course, is easier said than done.
Good luck everyone.