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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 correctly chose four out of the five PAC-12 games. which is pretty good when you’re talking about the wild west. However, we also broke our own record of incompetence by choosing incorrectly against the spread for all five PAC-12 games.

THIS WEEK’S RESIDENT GENIUS IS:

soddruntlestuntle

Who gives a shit-- the Ducks aren’t playing.”


COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 02 Colorado at Arizona Photo by Jacob Snow/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

ARIZONA @ COLORADO

TIME/CHANNEL: Saturday, 1:30 PM, PAC12N

SEASON RECORD: UA (3-1, 1-0) / UC (3-1, 1-0)

HISTORICAL RECORD: Colorado and Arizona have only played each other 21 times; currently the Buffs lead the series 14 to 7. Colorado won the first match-up in 1931, the beginning of a 12-game streak that ended in 1986.

NOTES: In just four games, Colorado has an overtime comeback victory over a rival, an overtime loss to a rival, and an upset conference victory. Still, Arizona may be the more puzzling team of the two. It seems likely backup quarterback Grant Gunnell will be starting again, and Laviska Shenault’s undisclosed injury is still likely to keep him on the bench.

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Arizona
    (25 votes)
  • 83%
    Colorado
    (130 votes)
155 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 28%
    Arizona (+4)
    (37 votes)
  • 71%
    Colorado (-4)
    (93 votes)
130 votes total Vote Now
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 29 Oregon at Cal Photo by Samuel Stringer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

CALIFORNIA @ #13 OREGON

TIME/CHANNEL: Saturday, 5:00 PM, FOX

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

HISTORICAL RECORD: California and Oregon have played 82 times. The Golden Bears have won exactly half of those games while the Ducks are just two behind them with 39. If only Oregon would have scored in either one of their 0-0 ties in 1905 or 1953.

NOTES: This could have been a huge game if Chase Garbers would have stayed healthy and kept his Golden Bears undefeated. Unfortunately for Cal, it’ll be up to Devon Modster to keep this game competitive. Oregon is well rested and returning some key players after the bye. Hopefully the students can make a difference.

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    California
    (21 votes)
  • 90%
    Oregon
    (189 votes)
210 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 49%
    California (+18)
    (95 votes)
  • 50%
    Oregon (-18)
    (96 votes)
191 votes total Vote Now
Oregon State v UCLA Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

OREGON STATE @ UCLA

TIME/CHANNEL: Saturday, 6:00 PM, PAC12N

SEASON RECORD: OSU (1-3, 0-1) / UCLA (1-4, 1-1)

HISTORICAL RECORD: The Bruins have won 42 of the last 62 games against Oregon State. Perhaps the Beavers can get their 17th win against the Bruins and their second win of the season this Saturday.

NOTES: This seems like the game of the year, the one that determines the worst team in the PAC. The Beavers have found success through the air and UCLA has found ways not to win outside of one crazy exception.

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 30%
    Oregon State
    (52 votes)
  • 69%
    UCLA
    (121 votes)
173 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 54%
    Oregon State (+6.5)
    (84 votes)
  • 45%
    UCLA (-6.5)
    (71 votes)
155 votes total Vote Now
Stanford v Washington Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

#15 wASHINGTON @ STANFORD

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

SEASON RECORD: Uw (4-1, 1-1) / STAN (2-3, 1-2)

HISTORICAL RECORD: Stanford and Washington first played in 1893, and after playing 89 times, Stanford is only one game behind Washington’s 43 wins.

NOTES: I wish I could tell you that Stanford has a chance at home against the huskies, but Stanford is so bad that it becomes hard to even play devil’s advocate for the Cardinal. Maybe it’ll look like Oregon’s win over Stanford, dominant but still close on the scoreboard; that feels like Stanford’s most realistic shot in this one. Rest assured, washington’s secondary will definitely give Davis Mills a challenging game.

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 71%
    Washington
    (125 votes)
  • 28%
    Stanford
    (51 votes)
176 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 38%
    Washington (-16.5)
    (61 votes)
  • 61%
    Stanford (+16.5)
    (96 votes)
157 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.