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Pac-10 Picks: Week 10

Are you ready, Pac-10 fans? There are three potential upset situations this weekend, (I’m not counting the Arizona @ Stanford game. Whoever wins that contest, it won’t be an upset.) and I’m choosing one as my ‘upset of the week’. Considering my track record this season, I’d imagine that no team wants me to pick them to get the upset. Onward to the jinx!

Arizona 37 - Stanford 34: Foles, if truly 100%, should have a great day against the Stanford secondary. Freshman DT Justin Washington will be back, and along with the best defensive line in the Pac-10 will be shutting down the run and hampering Stanford QB Andrew Luck all night long. This will be a good game. This will be a close game. But the difference will be the Arizona defense, which is better than any other on the Stanford schedule.

Washington 13 - Oregon 48: With Locker out, the Huskies have no chance here. I’d love to see them somehow beat Oregon, it would do great things for Arizona’s Rose Bowl hopes. It just won’t happen.

Cal 34 - Washington State 14: Cal should have no trouble here. Best case scenario here for the ‘Cougs is they avoid too many injuries, and maybe this pushes coach Wulff a little closer to the unemployment line.

Upset Pick of the Week: Oregon State 21 - UCLA 24: The Beavers may be overlooking the Bruins with Brehaut under center. UCLA is clearly a ‘bottom 5’ team at the moment. They are also a dangerous team, and desperate for a win. If they commit more to the pass, as they did against Arizona, this ‘pistol’ offense has the potential to be deadly.

Sorry, Bruins fans, but I had to pick someone. Maybe you’ll beat the jinx?

Arizona State 14 - USC 38: The Sun Devils are clearly outmatched here, and USC will be out for blood after the embarrassing loss to Oregon. I might have more faith in ASU pulling off the upset, if they had a better coach, but they don’t. ASU loses big here, but hopefully it doesn’t cost coach Dennis Erickson his job. It’s too much fun watching the Sun Devils’ spiral to the bottom of the Pac-10.

Don’t agree with my picks? Leave a comment and tell me why I’m wrong, and your prediction for how it will really go.