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Pac 10 Predictions, Week 2

Posted on: September 9, 2009 1:18 pm
 
STANFORD @ WAKE FOREST
This isn't the same Demon Deacon squad of the past few years, but going across the country is never easy, especially with a freshman quarterback.
WAKE, 20-17.

IDAHO @ WASHINGTON
The Huskies earned positive reviews with their solid play against LSU, but now the goal has to be ending that pesky 15-game losing streak.  Jake Locker and co. should see to that quite easily. 
WASHINGTON, 38-10.

UCLA @ TENNESSEE
A few years ago, a Nate Longshore and the favored Cal Bears were totally overwhelmed by the 100,000 strong at Neyland Stadium.  One can't help but wonder if the same fate awaits Kevin Prince and the Bruins.  
TENNESSEE, 27-10.

EASTERN WASHINGTON @ CALIFORNIA
The last time the Eagles faced FBS competition, they kept if fairly close against Texas Tech before losing, 49-24.  They may not be quite so lucky against this time.
CAL, 56-10.

HAWAI'I @ WASHINGTON STATE (in Seattle)
The Cougars showed a small manner of improvement in Week 1, but are still far from a competitive team.  However, this isn't the same Rainbow Warrior team without June Jones.  The Cougars have fared quite well in their annual Qwest Field game, and this is may be one of the few opportunities to win a game in '09.
WSU, 28-27.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA @ OHIO STATE 
Last season, the "Game of the Year" was anything but, as the Trojans rolled 35-3.  While again we have a young quarterback leading a team into hostile territory, this match pits one team that has consistently shown up and dominated big games against one that has not.  Pete Carrol doesn't need an experienced passer to win these games.
USC, 27-17.

NORTHERN ARIZONA @ ARIZONA
The Wildcats were impressive in Week 1, as they shut down Dan LeFevour, and there Matt Scott-led offense piled up the yards, if not the points.  Look for more of the same here.
ARIZONA, 34-14.

PURDUE @ OREGON
One could not have imagined a worse beginning to the Chip Kelly era; a thoroughly underwhelming offensive showing, plus losing the star-running back for the season in the much-publicized post game fracas.  The perfect tonic is a return to the friendly confines of Autzen Stadium, against a struggling Purdue squad (also with a new coach, Danny Hope).
OREGON, 35-20.

OREGON STATE @ UNLV
This could be a trap game for the Beavers; they are notoriously slow starters, and UNLV, who surprised the Sun Devils last year, will be looking to earn the Mountain West another dose of respect.  Jacquizz Rodgers should be enough to help the Beavers escape.
OSU, 23-20.
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Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: September 13, 2009 2:23 am
 

Pac 10 Predictions, Week 2

Standings from week 2:
S-dude 7-2
LAwish 7-2
husky 7-2
somase 6-3



Since: Sep 5, 2007
Posted on: September 12, 2009 12:20 pm
 

Pac 10 Predictions, Week 2

STANFORD @ WAKE FOREST
I'm going to have to disagree with most on this one. I think that Stanford's running game will take it to WF and end in a win for the cardinal. Stanford 27, Wake Forest 17.

IDAHO @ WASHINGTON
That 15 game losing streak is definitely over. Huskies were at least smart in setting up a game this year they knew they could win :P Dawgs 45, Vandals 6.

@ TENNESSEE
I'm going to go with the upset here. Bruins squeak one out on special teams and turnovers: 24-21.

EASTERN WASHINGTON @ CALIFORNIA
This game is over already. Cal 59-0.


HAWAI'I @ WASHINGTON STATE (in Seattle)
Go Cougs!!! I loved what I saw last week from Lapina. The no-huddle offense sounded like it was reall working. Besides the kick-off return for a touchdown and the punt return to the 5 (thank you special teams) the cougs were definitely in that game, and if they could have capitalized on their trips to the redzone would have won. The cougars mow down the warriors in the emerald city; 38-17.


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA @ OHIO STATE 
SC over the buckeyes 35-10.


NORTHERN ARIZONA @ ARIZONA
Wildcats are far superior to their northern rivals (are they really farther north?...) AZ 41-17.


PURDUE @ OREGON
I'm goign to go with another upset here and call the duckies to lose another one. Sorry bro, but it just ain't happenin this year. Boilermakers take the cake in this one, 31-28.


OREGON STATE @ UNLV
Part of me wants to say that the Beavers will come in without the determination they need to win this game and lose it, but, even tho they are better than they have been in recent years, they still have alot to prove and will not be taking this one lightly. OSU 27-14.

 




Since: Dec 30, 2006
Posted on: September 11, 2009 9:23 pm
 

Pac 10 Predictions, Week 2

STANFORD @ WAKE FOREST

Traveling across the country is never good, especially for a young team.  A freshman quarterback on the East Coast?  Recipe for disaster.  And Stanford doesn't have USC-style talent that can overcome that.
Wake-27 Stanford-13

IDAHO @ WASHINGTON

Washington finally gets a win!  After a good effort against LSU, they get to beat up on Pac-10 punching bag Idaho. 
Washington-29 Idaho-3

UCLA @ TENNESSEE
Tennessee fans are all excited about their new coach, and UCLA traveling across the country is not good news.  They still can't get things figured out on offense.  Kiffin keeps riding this wave.
Tennessee-38 UCLA-20


EASTERN WASHINGTON @ CALIFORNIA
This is only a matter of how many points Cal will win by.  Will Best get 100 yards and sit after the 1st quarter?  Or will he play the 1st half and get 200+ yards?  Eastern Washington players find out the hard way why they play for Eastern Washington and not a Pac-10 team.
Cal-69 Eastern Wash-14

HAWAI'I @ WASHINGTON STATE (in Seattle)
This Hawaii team is really bad.  They sure have fallen hard after Colt and June Jones left.  Washington State is nearly as bad, but they are a Pac-10 team playing at home, and that usually = win.
Wash ST-24 Hawaii-20

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA @ OHIO STATE 
I cant wait! So excited!!!  USC is going to pound Ohio State in their house and send the fans home early.  Buckeyes will be crying before the night is over.
USC-49 Ohio State-20

NORTHERN ARIZONA @ ARIZONA
If I believe correctly, Northern Arizona is a FCS school, which spells disaster for them.  Zona players get to all set their career highs and every backup gets in this one.
Zona-41 Northern Arizona-16

PURDUE @ OREGON
Oregon looked really bad vs Boise, nothing like the Oregon teams of old.  They seemed to get away from that spread option running game, which killed the run.  I think they are smart enough to get back to that and pick up their feet again.  Purdue has no D to speak of.
Oregon-31 Purdue-13

OREGON STATE @ UNLV
As husky mentioned above, Oregon State tends to start slow and end the season with a flurry.  But I think they are too good to just suddenly lose to a weak UNLV team that brings nothing of note.  Easy victory.
OSU-41 UNLV-7



Since: Nov 29, 2008
Posted on: September 9, 2009 8:22 pm
 

Pac 10 Predictions, Week 2

STANFORD @ WAKE FOREST
A freshman taking on the Demon Deacons?

IDAHO @ WASHINGTON
The streak stops here, and hopefully the bag will come off with it.

UCLA @ TENNESSEE
SEC football > Pac-10 football, unfortunately.

EASTERN WASHINGTON @ CALIFORNIA
Wouldn't it be great if Eastern Washington actually won this game? Man, could you think of the headlines?

HAWAI'I @ WASHINGTON STATE (in Seattle)
Publicity big-city neutral site games seem to go well for the people trying to get publicity.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA @ OHIO STATE 
This'll be a close one entirely because of Matt Barkley.

NORTHERN ARIZONA @ ARIZONA
Every team needs at least one guaranteed win on the schedule.

PURDUE @ OREGON
Even though they lost some positive publicity along with a running back, the back they lost had 8 plays for -5 yards. Not exactly somebody who is a crisis to lose.

OREGON STATE @ UNLV
Decent BCS team against not-so-decent non-BCS team. Simple.


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