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Cristobal Predictions: Week Ten

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Can Cristobal outsmart the genius of Clay Helton?

Self-proclaimed psychic Zena Marrs (L) of Waco use Photo credit should read BOB DAEMMRICH/AFP via 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 chose 3 of the 5 PAC-12 games correctly, but fell flat on our faces against the spread by getting all five of our picks wrong. What are we even doing here? At this point just bet the opposite of what ATQ thinks.


THIS WEEK’S RESIDENT GENIUS IS:

PugetDuck

“My prediction: Oregon 38, WSU 35, Whiskey 7, Pants 0”


COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 30 Pac-12 Championship Game - Washington v Utah Photo by Samuel Stringer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

#9 UTAH @ wASHINGTON

TIME/CHANNEL: Saturday, 1:00 PM, FOX

SEASON RECORD: UU (7-1, 4-1) / Uw (5-3, 2-3)

HISTORICAL RECORD: Since 1931, the Utes and Huskies have played each other 13 times. Unfortunately, washington has won 12 of those contests, the most recent victory taking place in the PAC-12 Championship game.

NOTES: Utah has had a tough time against Lossington over the years, and their most recent loss to them in the PAC-12 championship game has most likely filled their hearts full of an appropriate amount of Huskie hate. But is hate enough when washington is coming off a bye and supported by their home crowd? We’ll find out if Utah has truly put their November woes behind them. The PAC-12 could be decided this Saturday.

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 66%
    Utah
    (129 votes)
  • 33%
    washington
    (64 votes)
193 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 60%
    Utah (-3)
    (95 votes)
  • 39%
    washington (+3)
    (62 votes)
157 votes total Vote Now
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 11 Oregon State at Arizona Photo by Jacob Snow/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

OREGON STATE @ ARIZONA

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

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

HISTORICAL RECORD: Arizona currently dominates their series versus Oregon State with a record of 24-15-1, thanks in large part to a 12-game win streak from 1971 to 1988 (can you imagine? Losing to a conference foe 12 times in a row?).

NOTES: A fourth win for the Beavers would mean a lot for this struggling program, and Arizona’s defense seems to be gracious enough to help them out. Khalil Tate has been pretty awful in his last couple outings, this contest could be his last shot at rekindling the fire from two years ago.

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 50%
    Oregon State
    (86 votes)
  • 50%
    Arizona
    (86 votes)
172 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who covers?

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  • 60%
    Oregon State (+6)
    (87 votes)
  • 39%
    Arizona (-6)
    (57 votes)
144 votes total Vote Now
Oregon v USC Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

#7 OREGON @ USC

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

SEASON RECORD: UO (7-1, 5-0) / USC (5-3, 4-1)

HISTORICAL RECORD: The Trojans hold a 38-20-2 lead over the mighty Ducks. The most embarrassing of those losses took place in 1931, a 53 to 0 loss in Eugene.

NOTES: You know what’s on the line here. USC may be coping with injuries, but their talented roster still has enough to take advantage of Oregon’s weaknesses. With all the playoff talk following this Duck program, whether deserved or not, this game is a must win if they wish to make this pipe dream a reality.

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 88%
    Oregon
    (178 votes)
  • 11%
    USC
    (23 votes)
201 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 72%
    Oregon (-4.5)
    (127 votes)
  • 27%
    USC (+4.5)
    (49 votes)
176 votes total Vote Now
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 28 UCLA at Colorado Photo by Kyle Emery/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

COLORADO @ UCLA

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

SEASON RECORD: CU (3-5, 1-4) / UCLA (3-5, 3-2)

HISTORICAL RECORD: The Bruins and Buffaloes have played only 14 times, and UCLA has won 10 of those matchups.

NOTES: Lose this one and you will be a front runner for the Back of the PAC award.

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 87%
    UCLA
    (151 votes)
  • 12%
    Colorado
    (22 votes)
173 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 68%
    UCLA (-6.5)
    (98 votes)
  • 31%
    Colorado (+6.5)
    (46 votes)
144 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.