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Predicting the Weather/ a trip to the Weather bureau! — John Prendergast, facilities observer, with a “Campbell stokes” sunshine recorder, which looks a lot like a crystal ball. Is this crystal bal major instrument of prediction? ha ha.

We all know that ATQ readers are the most knowledgeable fans on the internet.

Now it’s time to prove it! Each week we’ll put up a series of PAC-12 polls with the goal of predicting that week’s PACtion.

Last week, ATQ chose four out of the five games correctly, but only two of five against the spread, Come on, everybody! My gambling profits double as my retirement fund, so do better!


THIS WEEK’S RESIDENT GENIUS IS:

ShouldabeenaDuck

“9 - 42, Oregon Wins. Herbert has 3 TD’s and 350 yards. Montez doesn’t know if he is coming or going and gets sacked by Kayvon”


COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 24 Stanford at UCLA Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

UCLA @ STANFORD

TIME/CHANNEL: Thursday, 6:00 PM, ESPN

SEASON RECORD: UCLA (1-5, 1-2) / STAN (3-3, 2-2)

HISTORICAL RECORD: Stanford and UCLA have played 90 games since 1925. The Cardinal may be riding an 11 game win-streak against the Bruins, but UCLA holds the overall record at 45 to 42. Bet Stanford wishes they would have won the three tie games in this series.

NOTES: Both of these teams may be led by their backup quarterbacks. UCLA’s Dorian Thompson-Robinson returned to practice this week and hopes to relieve Austin Burton of his duties in the Bruins’ attempt to win their second game of the season, while Stanford has announced that both Davis Mills and K.J. Costello have been ruled questionable for this game. Can a hobbled Cardinal make it 12 in a row over the Bruins?

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    UCLA
    (14 votes)
  • 87%
    Stanford
    (97 votes)
111 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 15%
    UCLA (+4)
    (15 votes)
  • 84%
    Stanford (-4)
    (79 votes)
94 votes total Vote Now
California v Oregon State Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images

Oregon State @ California

TIME/CHANNEL: Saturday, 11:30 AM, PAC12N

SEASON RECORD: OSU (2-4, 1-2) / CAL (4-2, 1-2)

HISTORICAL RECORD: As of now, California holds a 38 to 33 lead over Oregon State. The Golden Bears also are riding a two game winning streak over the Beavers; seems like everybody has a winning streak over the Beavs... except Colorado.

NOTES: After building some momentum by beating UCLA and proving they’re not the worst team in the PAC-12, Oregon State was humiliated against an impressive Utah team. Now, they face a defense that may be just as good as Utah’s, but an offense that has struggled at times to put points on the board. The Golden Bears could use a pick me up after their loss to Oregon, perhaps Oregon State’s weak defense can help them out with that.

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Oregon State
    (10 votes)
  • 94%
    California
    (162 votes)
172 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 43%
    Oregon State (+10.5)
    (67 votes)
  • 56%
    California (-10.5)
    (88 votes)
155 votes total Vote Now
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 13 Washington at Oregon

#12 Oregon @ #25 washington

TIME/CHANNEL: Saturday, 12:30 PM, ABC

SEASON RECORD: UO (5-1, 3-0) / Uw (5-2, 2-2)

HISTORICAL RECORD: Unfortunately, washington holds the all-time record, 60-46-5. A couple of interesting side notes: in 1973 the Ducks won this game 58-0, one year later the huskies won 66-0. Also, Oregon holds the longest winning streak in this series at 12.

NOTES: What is there to say besides HUCK THE FUSKIES!

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 100%
    Oregon
    (204 votes)
204 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who Covers?

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  • 86%
    Oregon (-3)
    (179 votes)
  • 13%
    washington (+3)
    (27 votes)
206 votes total Vote Now
Utah v Arizona State Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

#17 Arizona State @ #13 Utah

TIME/CHANNEL: Saturday, 3:00 PM, PAC12N

SEASON RECORD: ASU (5-1, 2-1) / UU (5-1, 2-1)

HISTORICAL RECORD: These two have only played 30 times since they first met in 1961 and the Sun Devils have dominated, winning 22 of them.

NOTES: This game is certainly too important for the PAC-12 Network, but Larry Scott is gonna Larry Scott. If Herm Edwards has his way this will be a close game, so the question is will the Utes be on the good or bad side of the barn burner? Just about everything is still on the table for the Utes, can Tyler Huntley lead his team to another big-time victory?

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    Arizona State
    (30 votes)
  • 82%
    Utah
    (146 votes)
176 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 79%
    Arizona State (+14)
    (124 votes)
  • 20%
    Utah (-14)
    (32 votes)
156 votes total Vote Now
Colorado Washington State NCAA Football

Colorado @ washington State

TIME/CHANNEL: Saturday, 4:00 PM, ESPNU

SEASON RECORD: CU (3-3, 1-2) / WSU (3-3, 0-3)

HISTORICAL RECORD: This year’s match-up will determine a new leader in the Cougars-Buffaloes rivalry as the teams are tied at six apiece. Though Wazzu has won the last two .

NOTES: We all know how bad Colorado’s butt-kicking was last week, but perhaps the perfect remedy for Steven Montez and the Buff offense is Wazzu’s secondary. These two teams are desperate to improve their record and will look to air it out against the other team, could this result in another crazy Cougar shootout?

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 30%
    Colorado
    (51 votes)
  • 69%
    washington State
    (116 votes)
167 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 60%
    Colorado (+12.5)
    (92 votes)
  • 39%
    washington State (-12.5)
    (60 votes)
152 votes total Vote Now
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 29 USC at Arizona Photo by Carlos Herrera/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Arizona @ USC

TIME/CHANNEL: Saturday, 6:30 PM, PAC12N

SEASON RECORD: UA (4-2, 2-1) / USC (3-3, 2-1)

HISTORICAL RECORD: The Trojans have been humiliating the Wildcats since 1916. In fact, USC won the first 64 years of this competition and hold a 33 to 8 series lead over Arizona.

NOTES: The Wildcats have a huge opportunity here. A win over USC would mean the Wildcats control their own PAC-12 South destiny. The Trojans looked good in their loss to Notre Dame, but that’s nothing new. This is a huge game for both teams as the loser will basically be eliminated from the division race. One big question before the game: will Khalil Tate earn the start after a disastrous game against washington?

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    Arizona
    (30 votes)
  • 81%
    USC
    (128 votes)
158 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 45%
    Arizona (+10)
    (64 votes)
  • 54%
    USC (-10)
    (77 votes)
141 votes total Vote Now

Comment below with your prediction for this week’s Duck game for your chance to win the coveted RESIDENT GENIUS award.

Include:

  • Final score.
  • Who you think will win.
  • Herbert’s passing yards and total touchdowns.