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Time for some revenge on the pirate!

Gypsy Lee, Blackpool fortune-teller, 1976. Photo by SSPL/Getty Images

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, ATQers picked four of the six conference games correctly, but were an atrocious two of six against the spread! Don’t feel too bad, though, because 100% of voters chose the Oregon-Lossington game correctly.


THIS WEEK’S RESIDENT GENIUS IS:

YetAnotherDuckFan

“Ducks 35 - huskies 13, I don’t see our Defense getting beat by this offense. I think it’s close in the 1st half but after Arroyo and co evaluate the scripted plays they come up with some even more devastating plays in the second half to exploit weaknesses & tendencies.

Also, in a rainy & wet game. Take the team that can run the ball and play stout on defense. To me, that’s the ducks.”


COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 13 Colorado at USC Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

USC @ COLORADO

TIME/CHANNEL: Friday, 6:00 PM, ESPN2

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

HISTORICAL RECORD: Colorado and USC first played in 1927 and the result was a 46 to 7 victory for the Trojans. As of right now, Colorado has lost all 13 of their matches against USC.

NOTES: Colorado’s defense has been terrible, particularly their secondary. And to make things worse, this Steven Montez led offense has also been pretty lousy, resulting in the Buffs losing to their last two opponents by a combined score of 86 to 13. Still, the Trojans will be tested coming off of an unfortunate amount of injuries to both their offensive and defensive units.

Poll

Who wins?

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  • 88%
    USC
    (198 votes)
  • 11%
    Colorado
    (25 votes)
223 votes total Vote Now

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Who covers?

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  • 65%
    USC (-13.5)
    (137 votes)
  • 34%
    Colorado (+13.5)
    (71 votes)
208 votes total Vote Now
Stanford v Arizona Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

ARIZONA @ STANFORD

TIME/CHANNEL: Saturday, 12:30 PM, PAC12N

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

HISTORICAL RECORD: Stanford currently holds a five-game winning streak against Arizona, though the overall series is very close; the Cardinal currently own the series at 16 to 14.

NOTES: Stanford’s loss to UCLA raises some serious concern for the Cardinal if Jack West remains at quarterback. Costello and Mills have both been ruled questionable for this game, so even though the Wildcats are beginning to trend downward due to their own quarterback controversy, it seems likely this game will be competitive. Do yourself a favor gamblers and stay away from this one.

Poll

Who wins?

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  • 56%
    Arizona
    (147 votes)
  • 43%
    Stanford
    (112 votes)
259 votes total Vote Now

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Over/ Under 53.5

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  • 15%
    Over
    (36 votes)
  • 84%
    Under
    (191 votes)
227 votes total Vote Now
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 10 UCLA at Arizona State Photo by Chris Coduto/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

#24 ARIZONA STATE @ UCLA

TIME/CHANNEL: Saturday, 4:30 PM, PAC12N

SEASON RECORD: ASU (5-2, 2-2) / UCLA (2-5, 2-2)

HISTORICAL RECORD: The Sun Devils will attempt to close in on the Bruins’ series lead of 20-14-1 this Saturday.

NOTES: Are we beginning to see an improved Bruins team under Chip Kelly, or is their victory over a battered Stanford fool’s gold? We’ll find out when they go up against Herm Edward’s Sun Devils, who have a great defense, a great quarterback, great skill players, and a giant welcome sign where their offensive line should be.

Poll

Who wins?

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  • 83%
    Arizona State
    (222 votes)
  • 16%
    UCLA
    (44 votes)
266 votes total Vote Now

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Who covers?

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  • 80%
    Arizona State (-3.5)
    (187 votes)
  • 19%
    UCLA (+3.5)
    (46 votes)
233 votes total Vote Now
NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 01 Utah at Cal Photo by Doug Stringer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

CALIFORNIA @ #12 UTAH

TIME/CHANNEL: Saturday, 7:00 PM, FS1

SEASON RECORD: CAL (4-3, 1-3) / UU (6-1, 3-1)

HISTORICAL RECORD: The California Golden Bears and the Utah Utes have played only eleven times. Starting with a 63-0 home victory for Cal in 1920, this series is currently owned by the Golden Bears, though Utah has a good shot at evening it up as the record currently stands at 6-5 in California’s favor.

NOTES: Cal was screwed when Garbers was injured. Then really screwed when Modster was injured. Now, they’re triple screwed by having to play this red-hot Utah team in Salt Lake City. Perhaps they’ll be able to keep this a low-scoring game and win with a pick-six, because that seems to be their only hope at an upset.

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    California
    (14 votes)
  • 94%
    Utah
    (251 votes)
265 votes total Vote Now

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Who covers?

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  • 65%
    California (+21)
    (156 votes)
  • 35%
    Utah (-21)
    (84 votes)
240 votes total Vote Now
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 20 Oregon at Washington State Photo by Robert Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

WASHINGTON STATE @ #11 OREGON

TIME/CHANNEL: Saturday, 7:30 PM, ESPN

SEASON RECORD: WSU (4-3, 1-3) / UO (6-1, 4-0)

HISTORICAL RECORD: The Ducks may have the series lead at 49-42-7, but as all Oregon fans know, Washington State is currently riding a four game winstreak.

NOTES: The Cougars can’t beat Oregon five times in a row, right? RIGHT?!?!?

Poll

Who wins?

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  • 9%
    Washington State
    (34 votes)
  • 90%
    Oregon
    (326 votes)
360 votes total Vote Now

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Who covers?

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  • 45%
    Washington State (+14)
    (149 votes)
  • 54%
    Oregon (-14)
    (178 votes)
327 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.