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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 predicted the winner three out of six times, and against the spread we were also 3 of 6. Not great, not bad. Speaking of not bad...

THIS WEEK’S RESIDENT GENIUS IS:

**************************************REPEAT WINNER****************************************

akimbonautilus

“Ducks win 35-14. Herbie throws for 250 yards and 3 touchdowns.”


California v Arizona State Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

ARIZONA STATE @ #15 CALIFORNIA

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

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

HISTORICAL RECORD: Since 1976, the Golden Bears and the Sun Devils have played 33 times. After beating Cal in 2016, Arizona State now has the opportunity to tie the series at 17 apiece.

NOTES: The PAC-12’s lone undefeated team takes on the Fightin’ Herms on Friday night. Jayden Daniels has had a fantastic freshman season despite playing behind a porous offensive line, but Evan Weaver would like nothing more than to brake the young QB Bane style.

Is it better for the Ducks to have an undefeated Cal visit Autzen or to have another PAC-12 North team with a conference loss?

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    Arizona State
    (21 votes)
  • 78%
    California
    (78 votes)
99 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who covers?

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  • 36%
    Arizona State (+4.0)
    (30 votes)
  • 63%
    California (-4.0)
    (52 votes)
82 votes total Vote Now
USC v Washington Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

#21 USC @ #17 wASHINGTON

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

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

HISTORICAL RECORD: The Trojans may be entering Seattle as underdogs, however, historically speaking, they’re heavy favorites. USC holds a 51-29-4 lead against the dirty dogs.

NOTES: The huskies are clear favorites at home behind the strong-armed Jacob Eason, though the Trojans may have another surprise up their sleeve after upsetting PAC-12 favorite Utah in L.A. Salvon Ahmed will likely be out which could make things more complicated for the washington offense. Long story short: don’t sleep on the Trojan’s talent.

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 42%
    USC
    (55 votes)
  • 57%
    washington
    (73 votes)
128 votes total Vote Now

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Who wins?

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  • 69%
    USC (+10.5)
    (72 votes)
  • 30%
    washington (-10.5)
    (32 votes)
104 votes total Vote Now
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 10 Oregon State at Stanford Photo by Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

STANFORD @ OREGON STATE

TIME/CHANNEL: Saturday, 4 PM, PAC12N

SEASON RECORD: STAN (1-3, 0-2) / OSU (1-2, 0-0)

HISTORICAL RECORD: The Cardinal first played the Beavers in 1919, they won that first match-up and the next 10 meetings after that. Stanford is on a path to match that win streak as they currently sit at nine straight wins. They also hold the overall record at 57-25-3.

NOTES: The Cardinal are in bad shape. The Beavers are also in bad shape, but they’re used to it by now. OSU is at home and coming off a bye while Stanford are coming off three tough losses and Costello will be throwing from behind a battered o-line.

F.Y.I your managing editor has been saying the Beavers will upset the Nerds since fall camp.

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 61%
    Stanford
    (75 votes)
  • 38%
    Oregon State
    (47 votes)
122 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who covers?

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  • 55%
    Stanford (-4.5)
    (54 votes)
  • 44%
    Oregon State (+4.5)
    (44 votes)
98 votes total Vote Now
Washington State v Utah Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images

WASHINGTON STATE @ #19 UTAH

TIME/CHANNEL: Saturday, 7 PM, FS1

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

HISTORICAL RECORD: The Cougars are riding a four-game win-streak against the Utes and lead the overall series 9 to 7.

NOTES: The Battle of the Broken-Hearted; both of these teams are coming off painful losses after being heavily favored. The Utes and Cougs still have a ton to play for, but another conference loss would seriously damage their chances at a PAC-12 championship game. This should be a great PAC-12 after dark event since both teams have a lot to lose.

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    Washington State
    (44 votes)
  • 62%
    Utah
    (74 votes)
118 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 63%
    Washington State (+6.0)
    (60 votes)
  • 36%
    Utah (-6.0)
    (35 votes)
95 votes total Vote Now
Arizona v UCLA Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images

UCLA @ ARIZONA

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

SEASON RECORD: UCLA (1-3, 0-1) / UA (2-1, 0-0)

HISTORICAL RECORD: The Bruins and Wildcats first met on the field during a home-and-home series in which the WIldcats won in 1927 and then tied the Bruins in 1928. As of now, UCLA has a solid 25-16-2 record against Arizona.

NOTES: Dorian Thompson-Robinson had a game of a lifetime against Wazzu last week, but also looked beaten up on the sideline. Meanwhile, Arizona is coming off a bye as well as a win against non-con Texas Tech. If things work out perfectly, we could be seeing a battle between two high-scoring QBs, Are you DTR, or do you believe Khalil to be the real deal?

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 39%
    UCLA
    (45 votes)
  • 60%
    Arizona
    (68 votes)
113 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 51%
    UCLA (+6.5)
    (45 votes)
  • 48%
    Arizona (-6.5)
    (43 votes)
88 votes total Vote Now

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

Include:

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