I know, I know. You don’t have to say it. Sigh…
On the Season
Straight Up: 20-4
Against the Spread: 9-13
Posted spreads are from sportsbook.com at time of publishing.
Washington St. @ Colorado (Sat., Fox College Sports, 12:30 p.m.)
Hmm, perhaps there’s an anti-champion playoff in progress and no one told us. UCLA advanced over Oregon State last week to play the winner of this game. Or do I have that backwards? Oregon State actually advanced to play this week’s loser. Yeah, that sounds right. Arizona must have a bye to the final round.
Straight Up: Washington State
ATS: Washington State +3
Arizona @ USC (Sat., FSN, 12:30 p.m.)
In eight straight losses to FBS teams, Arizona has been beaten by at least 19 in six of them. Granted, those six games are all against Oregon, Stanford and Oklahoma State, but there’s not even a little bit of fight in there? Something is seriously wrong in Tuscon. So naturally, I’m picking Arizona.
Straight Up: Arizona
ATS: Arizona +12
Washington @ Utah (Sat., FSN, 4:00 p.m.)
When this is the best the Pac-12 schedule has to offer on a weekend featuring 5 games, it’s a down year. It just is. I can’t even argue the merits of the conference this year. There’s nothing to hang the hat on. Go Utes.
Straight Up: Utah
ATS: Washington +9.5
Oregon State @ Arizona State (Sat., Fox College Sports, 7:30 p.m.)
I’m recommending some new fall Saturday activities for Beaver fans.
- Just tailgate, bro. To hell with what happens after that. If you have to black out and wake up in a field in Sweet Home, so be it.
- Invite your friends over to watch games, but instead of viewing live action, cue up a game from a year Oregon State beat the current opponent. Celebrate like hell deep into the night, but don’t ask why no one questioned Ken Simonton’s eligibility in 2011.
- Intensely study the habits of bears. Learn their ways until you are confident in your ability to hibernate until August 2012.
- Become a Duck fan (that one’s for the sister-in-law, she’s ripe for the picking).
Straight Up: Arizona State
ATS: Arizona State -18.5
UCLA @ Stanford (Sat., FSN, 7:30 p.m.)
I’d take Stanford at -40 in this game.
Straight Up: Stanford
ATS: Stanford -21.5