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Cristobal Predictions: Week Four PAC-12 Picks

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Can the Ducks go 4-0?

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We all know that ATQ readers are the most knowledgeable college football 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 PAC-12 action! We’ll also reward the best guest with our RESIDENT GENIUS AWARD.

Last week, the ATQ hive-mind chose the outcome of the game correctly 74 percent of the time, but was 40 percent against the spread. But I’m feeling lucky about this week! I’m taking out a second mortgage!


California v Stanford Photo by David Madison/Getty Images

STANFORD @ CALIFORNIA

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

SEASON RECORD: STAN (0-2) / CAL (0-2)

HISTORICAL RECORD: Stanford currently holds a 59-44-10 lead over Cal in “Big Game”.

NOTES: Whether it’s Jack West or Davis Mills, the Stanford Cardinal offense has not been the dominant force that it was in the past. A week off could be a good thing in a normal season, but in 2020 it tends to lead to missed tackles and rusty blocks. Cal is coming off a strange loss to Oregon State, but showed more life offensively than the week before against UCLA.

Who will awkwardly scurry away with the Axe this year?

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 50%
    Stanford
    (45 votes)
  • 50%
    Cal
    (45 votes)
90 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 53%
    Stanford (+1)
    (36 votes)
  • 46%
    Cal (-1)
    (31 votes)
67 votes total Vote Now
Oregon State v Oregon Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images

#15 OREGON @ OREGON STATE

TIME/CHANNEL: Friday, 4:30 PM, ESPN

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

HISTORICAL RECORD: The Ducks have a 66-47-10 record over the Beavers in the game once called the Civil War.

NOTES: The Ducks look vulnerable on defense after three underwhelming performances to start the season. A shortened spring camp has led to a handful of turnovers, broken plays and missed tackles for the Duck D, but Joe Moorhead has this offense running like clockwork. The Beavers, on the other hand, have needed acts of God on special teams and giant runs from Jermar Jefferson to stay close against their opponents.

Will the Ducks continue the winstreak? Or will the Beavers upset Cristobal and Co.?

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 59%
    Oregon
    (124 votes)
  • 40%
    Oregon State
    (86 votes)
210 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 40%
    Oregon (-13.5)
    (42 votes)
  • 60%
    Oregon State (+13.5)
    (63 votes)
105 votes total Vote Now
Arizona v UCLA Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images

ARIZONA @ UCLA

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

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

HISTORICAL RECORD: UCLA lost to Arizona last season, but holds a 25-17-2 record in the series.

NOTES: Chip Kelly’s Bruins are coming off of a loss that must have felt, at least a little, like a win. But Arizona’s loss to lossington was most definitely a big, ugly loss. Maybe the 2020 season was the perfect opportunity for Chip to find an offensive philosophy that’ll stick at UCLA? One thing’s for sure, Kevin Sumlin needs to start winning some games if he wants to cool his red-hot seat.

Will Demetric Felton run through the Wildcats? Or can Grant Gunnell save Kevin Sumlin?

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Arizona
    (6 votes)
  • 94%
    UCLA
    (94 votes)
100 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 29%
    Arizona (+10.5)
    (25 votes)
  • 70%
    UCLA (-10.5)
    (61 votes)
86 votes total Vote Now
NCAA Football: Utah at Washington Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

UTAH @ wASHINGTON

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

SEASON RECORD: UU (0-1) / Uw (2-0)

HISTORICAL RECORD: The Utes have only won two of their 14 games against washington.

NOTES: Hopefully the Huskies lose, or win in embarrassing fashion. The Utes looked hapless against the Trojans defense last week, and two games into their season it’s unlikely they’ve shored up the problems exposed in that game.

Can the Utes steal a win in Seattle? Will the Utes right the ship in game two?

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 25%
    Utah
    (34 votes)
  • 74%
    washington
    (99 votes)
133 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 62%
    washington (-7)
    (73 votes)
  • 37%
    Utah (+7)
    (44 votes)
117 votes total Vote Now

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

Include:

  • Final score
  • Who you think will win
  • Tyler Shough’s stat line

Last week’s Resident Genius was...

nobody. You all were waaaaaaaay off the mark. Try harder.