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2021 Cristobal Predictions: Week 7 PAC-12 Picks and Schedule

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Where to watch and who to bet on in the PAC-12

US-MARRS PREDICTS KORESH Photo by BOB DAEMMRICH/AFP via Getty Images

Time to find out if ATQ is mostly wrong or mostly right!

Make your prediction for who will win this week’s PAC-12 contest and who will cover. At the end of the year we’ll tally the total and find out if we know what the Hell we’re talking about.

Two weeks ago, when you were last asked for your Cristobal predictions, the Stanford upset of Oregon really messed with ATQ hivemind, resulting in a measly 42 percent accuracy rate with your PAC-12 winner predictions. However, we still managed to stay above water with our 52 percent accuracy rate covering the spread.

This week’s resident genius award goes to...

sportsfan_87

Stanford 31, Oregon 28

The O-line gets off to a sluggish start, McKee delivers a couple of strikes to Higgins, and Stanford leads by 10ish at halftime. The Ducks settle down in the second half, but playing from behind forces them into passing and allows Stanford to hide their run defense weakness. A sack/fumble ends the last possession. Brown goes 18/33 for 215 yards and 2 TDs.


Oregon v California Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

CALIFORNIA @ No. 9 OREGON

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

SEASON RECORD: CAL (1-4, 0-2) / UO (4-1, 1-1)

HISTORICAL RECORD: Last season the Ducks missed a golden opportunity to tie the overall series against Cal at 41 apiece, instead the Golden Bears enter this Friday with a 42-40-2 lead all-time against Oregon.

MM’s MUSINGS: On paper, the Ducks have the talent to make this game a blowout. However, Oregon has kept it close against most of their opponents, even when they are heavy favorites at home like against Arizona and Fresno State.

The Golden Bears are in serious trouble as their offense has quickly grown stale this season under Bill Musgrave and their defense is no longer talented enough to compensate. Still, Garbers may be able to lead enough long drives to pull off another upset like they did last season against the Ducks.

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Who wins?

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  • 6%
    California
    (13 votes)
  • 93%
    Oregon
    (179 votes)
192 votes total Vote Now

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Who covers?

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  • 65%
    Oregon (-13.5)
    (122 votes)
  • 34%
    California (+13.5)
    (64 votes)
186 votes total Vote Now
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 05 Colorado at Arizona Photo by Jacob Snow/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

ARIZONA @ COLORADO

TIME/CHANNEL: Saturday, 12:30 PM, PAC-12 NETWORK

SEASON RECORD: UA (0-5, 0-2) / CU (1-4, 0-2)

HISTORICAL RECORD: The series began in 1931 with a Colorado victory in Tucson, then the Buffs added 11 consecutive wins until 1986 when the Wildcats beat them for the first time. Since then, Arizona has clawed their way toward an 8-15 record against Colorado.

MM’s MUSINGS: The Battle of the Beatens. Both of these teams have looked like garbage this season, but someone has to win. Arizona has lost 17 in a row, however, their last victory was in 2019 against Colorado. Colorado hasn’t scored more than 14 points against an FBS opponent this season. Both of these teams are hungry for a W, which should make for some entertaining, sloppy football.

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Who wins?

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  • 38%
    Arizona
    (47 votes)
  • 61%
    Colorado
    (75 votes)
122 votes total Vote Now

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Who covers?

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  • 51%
    Arizona (+6)
    (58 votes)
  • 48%
    Colorado (-6)
    (54 votes)
112 votes total Vote Now
Stanford v Washington State Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images

STANFORD @ WASHINGTON STATE

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

SEASON RECORD: STAN (3-3, 2-2) / WSU (3-3, 2-2)

HISTORICAL RECORD: Stanford leads the series 40-29-1 against Wazzu, and the Cardinal will enter Pullman with a 4-game win-streak against the Cougs.

MM’s MUSINGS: All of Stanford’s momentum from the Oregon win flew out the window with ASU’s beatdown of the Cardinal, while Wazzu is trending upward in the PAC-12 North. Both teams are entering the contest with the same record and the winner can leap frog off the other towards bowl eligibility and a darkhorse run towards the conference championship game.

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Who wins?

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  • 60%
    Stanford
    (81 votes)
  • 39%
    Washington State
    (52 votes)
133 votes total Vote Now

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Who covers?

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  • 54%
    Stanford (-1.5)
    (64 votes)
  • 45%
    Washington State (+1.5)
    (54 votes)
118 votes total Vote Now
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 06 Washington at UCLA

UCLA @ wASHINGTON

TIME/CHANNEL: Saturday, 5:30 PM, FOX

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

HISTORICAL RECORD: The Bruins are 39-33-2 against the dirty dawgs, though washington has won the previous two matchups.

MM’s MUSINGS: They hype train for UCLA has been moving at a snail’s pace as of late due to lackluster performances against the Arizona schools. Meanwhile, washington is walking the line between a catastrophic season and a mediocre one. Let’s hope the Bruins can push them towards the former.

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Who wins?

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  • 87%
    UCLA
    (121 votes)
  • 12%
    washington
    (18 votes)
139 votes total Vote Now

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Who covers?

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  • 84%
    UCLA (+1.5)
    (101 votes)
  • 15%
    washington (-1.5)
    (18 votes)
119 votes total Vote Now
Arizona State v Utah Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images

No. 18 ARIZONA STATE @ UTAH

TIME/CHANNEL: Saturday, 7:00 PM, ESPN

SEASON RECORD: ASU (5-1, 3-0) / UU (3-2, 2-0)

HISTORICAL RECORD: Arizona State is 22-9 versus Utah.

MM’s MUSINGS: Anyone who knows PAC-12 football knows that these two teams HATE each other! Meaning this game is likely to be a real barn-burner as the PAC-12 South could go to the winner of this one. Is ASU for real? Is Utah for real bad? Let’s find out with a little PAC-12 after dark chaos!

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Who wins?

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  • 54%
    Arizona State
    (72 votes)
  • 45%
    Utah
    (59 votes)
131 votes total Vote Now

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Who covers?

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  • 50%
    Arizona State (-1)
    (56 votes)
  • 50%
    Utah (+1)
    (56 votes)
112 votes total Vote Now

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

Include:

  • Final score.
  • Who you think will win.
  • Anthony Brown’s stat line.

Word to the wise: try to add some juicy details to your prediction, that way it will look even more impressive when your predictions come true!