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Cristobal Predictions: Rivalry Week

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So much hate!

Oregon State v Oregon Photo by Tom Hauck/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 four of the six conference games correctly but were 3 of 6 against the spread. Hope y’all have some money put away for that Thanksgiving turkey.

THIS WEEK’S RESIDENT GENIUS IS:

PUGET DUCK

“...The second half finds the Ducks making no adjustments; Kirk Herbstreit begins referring to our defensive front as the Pink Powderpuff Patrol. In a game that seems to slowly sputter to a merciful end rather than conclude with any sense of finality, the Ducks are shut out for the first time since…well, nobody really cares enough to look up the Ducks’ last shutout by the time the game is over. Herbstreit and Fowler leave the broadcast booth with 2 minutes left in the third quarter. The whole fourth quarter is nothing but views from the sideline broadcast camera and cheers from the 472 fans who stay to witness the execution. Final score, ASU 59, Oregon 0.”

NCAA Football: Washington at Washington State James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

WASHINGTON STATE @ wASHINGTON

TIME/CHANNEL: Friday, 1 PM, FOX

SEASON RECORD: WSU (6-5, 3-5) / Uw (6-5, 3-5)

HISTORICAL RECORD: We all know that recently the Huskies have dominated this series (currently riding a six-game win streak), but historically it’s even worse for the Cougs. Lossington currently holds a 73-32-6 series record.

NOTES: Will Mike Leach and the air raid ever be enough to beat Chris Petersen and the Huskies? If it’s gonna happen, it seems like it’s this year. Lossington is definitely down and has little to play for except to preserve the streak, but for the Cougs this is their Super Bowl.

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 36%
    washington
    (19 votes)
  • 63%
    Washington State
    (33 votes)
52 votes total Vote Now

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Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 22%
    washington (-7)
    (9 votes)
  • 77%
    Washington State (+7)
    (31 votes)
40 votes total Vote Now
NCAA Football: Stanford at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

#16 NOTRE DAME @ STANFORD

TIME/CHANNEL: Saturday, 1 PM, FOX

SEASON RECORD: ND (9-2) / STAN (4-7, 3-6)

HISTORICAL RECORD: First played in 1925, this unusual rivalry has been played 32 times. Currently, the Fighting Irish lead 19 to 13.

NOTES: Don’t watch this game. It’s gonna be a bloodbath with shades of Cardinal smeared across the field.

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 89%
    Notre Dame
    (50 votes)
  • 10%
    Stanford
    (6 votes)
56 votes total Vote Now

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Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 52%
    Notre Dame (-16.5)
    (23 votes)
  • 47%
    Stanford (+16.5)
    (21 votes)
44 votes total Vote Now
NCAA Football: Oregon at Oregon State Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

OREGON STATE @ #14 OREGON

TIME/CHANNEL: Saturday, 1 PM, PAC12N

SEASON RECORD: OSU (5-6, 4-4) / UO (9-2, 7-1)

HISTORICAL RECORD: A couple years ago Slick Willie Taggart unleashed the Ducks and scored the largest Civil War victory margin in its history, 69 to 10. Oregon holds a 65-47-10 record over Oregon State. Too bad we’ll never see another Toilet Bowl.

NOTES: After a devastating loss to the Arizona State Sun Devils the Ducks are looking for a bounce back win against their oldest rival. Oregon State is one game away from bowl eligibility and are already ahead of schedule under coach Jonathan Smith. Hopefully Oregon isn’t looking ahead to the PAC-12 title game, otherwise this could become a surprise shootout with a drastically improved Beaver offense.

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Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Oregon State
    (6 votes)
  • 92%
    Oregon
    (70 votes)
76 votes total Vote Now

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Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 31%
    Oregon (-19.5)
    (20 votes)
  • 68%
    Oregon State (+19.5)
    (44 votes)
64 votes total Vote Now
NCAA Football: Utah at Colorado Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

COLORADO @ #6 UTAH

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

SEASON RECORD: CU (5-6, 3-5) / UU (10-1, 7-1)

HISTORICAL RECORD: Utah has won the last two games, but Colorado holds the series lead at 32-30-3.

NOTES: Colorado will give the Utes everything they got in a desperate attempt to not end another season one-shy of a bowl game, but there’s a reason why these Utes are #6 in the country. Utah will attempt to squeeze the life out of the Buffaloes, but perhaps a couple big plays from Laviska Shenault Jr. can make this a more competetive matchup.

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Colorado
    (5 votes)
  • 92%
    Utah
    (64 votes)
69 votes total Vote Now

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Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 66%
    Colorado (+28)
    (35 votes)
  • 33%
    Utah (-28)
    (18 votes)
53 votes total Vote Now
NCAA Football: Arizona State at Arizona Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

ARIZONA @ ARIZONA STATE

TIME/CHANNEL: Saturday, 7 PM, ESPN

SEASON RECORD: UA (4-7, 2-6) / ASU (6-5, 3-5)

HISTORICAL RECORD: The Sun Devils are slowly but surely chipping away at the Wildcats’ 49-42-1 series lead by winning the last two Territorial Cups.

NOTES: ASU is coming off a big win over some team in the north, meanwhile Arizona may be the worst team in the PAC-12. Bowl eligibility is already off the table for the Wildcats and clinched by the Sun Devils, so both teams will be fueled by nothing but hate.

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Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Arizona
    (2 votes)
  • 96%
    Arizona State
    (59 votes)
61 votes total Vote Now

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Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 14%
    Arizona (+13.5)
    (7 votes)
  • 85%
    Arizona State (-13.5)
    (41 votes)
48 votes total Vote Now
NCAA Football: UCLA at California John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

CALIFORNIA @ UCLA

TIME/CHANNEL: Saturday, 7:30 PM, FS1

SEASON RECORD: UC (6-5, 3-5) / UCLA (4-7, 4-4)

HISTORICAL RECORD: In 1933, UCLA and Cal played for the first time - the result was a 0-0 tie, the only tie ever between these two teams. Since then, the Bruins have built a comfortable 54-33-1 lead over the Golden Bears.

NOTES: The final PAC-12 game of the regular season, maybe Chip Kelly can pull his head out of his butt and make this interesting.

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 52%
    Cal
    (31 votes)
  • 47%
    UCLA
    (28 votes)
59 votes total Vote Now

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Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 46%
    Cal (-1.5)
    (21 votes)
  • 53%
    UCLA (+1.5)
    (24 votes)
45 votes total Vote Now

Comment below with your Civil War predictions for a chance to win the coveted RESIDENT GENIUS award.

Include:

  • Final score.
  • Who you think will win.
  • Herbert’s touchdown tally and total yards thrown.