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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 conglomerate finally earned daddy some money by correctly calling out the winner 51 percent of the time and picking well against the spread 54 percent of the time. Would anyone mind loaning me a couple grand til payday? I already blew my winnings from last week, and I feel really good about this week!


COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 24 Arizona State at Arizona Photo by Carlos Herrera/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

ARIZONA STATE @ ARIZONA

TIME/CHANNEL: Friday, 4:00 PM, ESPN

SEASON RECORD: ASU (0-2) / UA (0-4)

HISTORICAL RECORD: The Wildcats hold a 49-43-1 lead in the series.

NOTES: This could be the only Territorial Cup between two winless teams from Arizona. ASU highlights the strangeness of the 2020 “season” by coming into this game having played just two games due to COVID protocol, which you’d think would benefit the Wildcats. however, Kevin Sumlin’s team looks like a team ready to buck the trend by losing to an unprepared Sun Devil squad.

Will Herm finally regain his firm? Or can the Wildcats end the season with a glimmer of hope for 2021?

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 76%
    Arizona State
    (13 votes)
  • 23%
    Arizona
    (4 votes)
17 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 50%
    Arizona State (-10)
    (7 votes)
  • 50%
    Arizona (+10)
    (7 votes)
14 votes total Vote Now
Utah v Colorado Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

UTAH @ COLORADO

TIME/CHANNEL: Saturday, 9:00 AM, FOX

SEASON RECORD: CU (4-0, 3-0) / UU (1-2)

HISTORICAL RECORD: Colorado has a one-game lead over the Utes, 32-31-3.

NOTES: Colorado is having a great season in a terrible year. Still, the Buffs have been known to rush out to a great start only to fail to reach .500. Utah is coming off a not-so-impressive win over the Gebbia-less Beavers. but overall look much improved from their abysmal start against USC in which Jake Bentley was forced into action.

Can Bentley get the Utes at an even 2-2 record? Or will Colorado end 2020 undefeated?

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 55%
    Colorado
    (21 votes)
  • 44%
    Utah
    (17 votes)
38 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 53%
    Colorado (-2.5)
    (15 votes)
  • 46%
    Utah (+2.5)
    (13 votes)
28 votes total Vote Now
UCLA v. USC Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images

#20 USC @ UCLA

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

SEASON RECORD: USC (4-0) / UCLA (3-2)

HISTORICAL RECORD: USC has a healthy lead in the series, 48-32-7.

NOTES: It may just be the global pandemic talking, but it appears Chip Kelly finally has the Bruins trending up. UCLA has more wins than losses for the first time since Kelly took over, and with Demetric Felton emerging as a dependable talent maybe the Bruins can pull off the upset? They’ll have to do it against a USC team that looks to be the best in the PAC-12... whatever that means.

Can the Bruins reach an astonishing 4-2 record? Or will Kedon Slovis begrudgingly save Helton’s job, yet again?

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 44%
    USC
    (20 votes)
  • 55%
    UCLA
    (25 votes)
45 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 48%
    USC (-2.5)
    (19 votes)
  • 51%
    UCLA (+2.5)
    (20 votes)
39 votes total Vote Now
UC Berkeley v Washington State Photo by Dan Honda / MediaNews Group / The Mercury News via Getty Images

CALIFORNIA @ WASHINGTON STATE

TIME/CHANNEL: Saturday, 7:30 PM,

SEASON RECORD: CAL (1-3) / WSU (1-2)

HISTORICAL RECORD: The Golden Bears lead the series against the Cougs, 48-28-5.

NOTES: The Cal Golden Bears are coming off of an upset victory that you may have heard about, while Washington State just got their butts handed to them by USC after being forced to sit out for a couple weeks. Cal sat back and let Oregon beat themselves last week, which is a pretty solid gameplan against a Coug team that is still learning the nuances of the run-&-shoot.

Can Wazzu take out the Garbers? Or will Bill Musgrave unlock the potential of this Cal offense in way to a dominating victory?

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 52%
    Cal
    (23 votes)
  • 47%
    Wazzu
    (21 votes)
44 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 36%
    Cal (-2)
    (13 votes)
  • 63%
    Wazzu (+2)
    (23 votes)
36 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, 7:30 PM, ESPNU

SEASON RECORD: Stan (2-2) / OSU (2-3)

HISTORICAL RECORD: The Cardinal has won 10 of their last contests against the Beavers, and hold the series record at 58-25-3.

NOTES: Chance Nolan didn’t maintain his 100 percent scoring efficiency against Utah last week. In fact, he greatly limited this Beaver team, who has looked surprisingly confident in this chaotic season. Meanwhile, the Fightin’ David Shaws are coming off wins over Cal and Washington. and suddenly look like the Stanford of old when they’re playing against weak 2020 run defenses.

Can the Cardinal add another PAC-12 north victory to their resume? Or will the Chance pay off with the return of Jermar Jefferson?

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 53%
    Stanford
    (25 votes)
  • 46%
    Oregon State
    (22 votes)
47 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who covers?

This poll is closed

  • 38%
    Stanford (-3)
    (15 votes)
  • 61%
    Oregon State (+3)
    (24 votes)
39 votes total Vote Now

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

Include:

  • Final score
  • Who you think will win
  • Which Duck will finish with the most points.

Last week’s Resident Genius was...

ME!!!! YOUR TYRANNICAL OVERLORD!!

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Cal 28 - Oregon 2

Shough throws for 300 yards, 4 picks, 0 TDs. Jordon Scott with the safety.