The Pac-12 is loaded with great games this week, headlined by #9 UCLA traveling to take on #16 Arizona and #18 Utah heading up to Eugene to face #13 Oregon.
Here are my Pac-12 Week 4 Picks:
Friday, September 25
28 #21 Stanford at Oregon State 13
The Stanford defense will continue to look impressive and should have no issues with Oregon State.
Saturday, September 26
7 Nicholls State at Colorado 31
You would hope Colorado could pull out a win at home against the Colonels.
37 California at Washington 21
Cal got very lucky last week at Texas, when the Longhorns field goal kicker missed the extra point, giving the Golden Bears a one-point victory. Now Cal will travel to Washington to take on a team that is struggling offensively. I think the Huskies will remain stuck in the offensive rut they’re in and lose this one by two touchdowns or more.
24 #9 UCLA at #16 Arizona 28
UCLA freshman quarterback Josh Rosen has quickly become one of the top quarterbacks in his conference and is making waves around the nation. Now he will look to lead his team to their third straight 4-0 start. Arizona is also off to a great start, but they haven’t played a ranked team yet. The Wildcats defense has also struggled at times and the success of the unit may rely on whether or not Scooby Wright III plays.
42 #18 Utah at #13 Oregon 45
This game is a candidate for game of the week and could be a very interesting game to watch. First, it could propel Utah into elite status and maybe even move them into the Top-10, with a few losses from other teams. Also the Utes haven’t defeated the Ducks since 2003. Oregon will look to prove to the nation that they’re still a top team and a win here will definitely show the playoff committee what this team is made of.
34 #19 USC at Arizona State 21
Arizona State has not lived up to their preseason hype, to put it in kind words. The Sun Devils got blown out by Texas A&M in their opener and have struggled against back-to-back inferior non-conference opponents. USC on the other hand lost a shocker to Stanford last week and will look to redeem themselves on the road. I think at the end of the day the Trojans are too athletic for Arizona State to handle.