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Pac-12 picks: Stanford over Beavers; Huskies over Utah

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Today is a weird scheduling day in Pac-`12 football, with three games in the early afternoon and three in the late-night window. The better slate of games actually is in the earlier period. On to the picks:

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Colorado at Arizona, 11:30 a.m. MST

The only real intrigue in this game involves how Arizona will play without quarterback Matt Scott, who's listed as doubtful with a concussion. Scott's absence simply would mean a bigger workload for running back Ka'Deem Carey. Arizona 42, Colorado 21.

Arizona State at USC, 1 p.m. MST

The circus that is USC football continues. This is a critical game for the Trojans, trying to avoid their first three-game losing streak since 2001 and dodge the distractions of the deflated football controversy from last week's loss to Oregon. I'm giving the Trojans one last chance. USC 35, Arizona State 28.

Oregon State at Stanford, 1 p.m. MST

This is a fascinating game, matching OSU's capable offense against Stanford's imposing defense. There's also the weird convergence of two highly ranked teams that have changed quarterbacks recently. OSU is the trendy pick as an underdog, but I still like the Cardinal. Stanford 28, Oregon State 24.

Utah at Washington, 8:30 p.m. MST

While still trying to figure out why Utah is favored, I'm anticipating a good game in Seattle. It's a big test for Utah freshman quarterback Travis Wilson, who has looked comfortable in two home victories. Bottom line, it's tough to picture Utah doing what Oregon State and Stanford could not do in Seattle. Washington 17, Utah 14.

Oregon at California, 8:30 p.m. MST

Oregon is attractive, sure, but otherwise, I'm puzzled by ESPN would select this game. Cal is struggling and this one will be over early. Oregon 56, Cal 24.

UCLA at Washington State, 8:30 p.m. MST

UCLA rather quietly has moved into the Pac-12 South lead, while WSU is looking for its first conference victory. That's unlikely to come tonight. The Cougars' only hope is that UCLA is looking ahead to next week's game with USC. Even then, the Bruins should be in good shape. UCLA 42, Washington State 24.

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Arizona (Tucson Citizen)
» Free weekly Wildcat sports magazine covers UA-Oregon game
» Wildcats prepare for game at No. 2 Oregon
» Hansen's Sunday Notebook: Strong season will help "Hill Mary" be remembered
» UA football: Pair of defensive players leave team

Arizona St. (Arizona Republic)
» ASU football practice report from Wednesday
» ASU defense learns from blowout loss to UCLA
» Games to watch: College football's best week
» ASU football practice report from Tuesday

California (East Bay Tribune)
» Cal could face Title IX suit with field hockey now homeless
» Cal's struggling pass defense better gets its act together quickly
» Cal's Oct. 11 home game vs. Washington set for 3 p.m. kickoff
» Cal outlasts Colorado 59-56 in two overtimes

Colorado (Denver Post)
» Speedy freshman Donovan Lee gives CU Buffs another playmaker
» Colorado coached to avoid coin-toss glitches, MacIntyre says
» Colorado's MacIntyre gratified Buffs practiced hard Monday
» CU Buffs tackle Jeromy Irwin might play vs. Hawaii after concussion

Oregon (The Oregonian)
» Oregon Ducks open up Autzen Stadium doors for Fan Fest: Photo gallery
» Ohio State fan who rushed field and was body-slammed by coach loses scholarship
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» Tickets for 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Moda Center go on sale Oct. 18

Oregon State (Corvallis Gazette-Times)
» Oregon State roundup (Sept. 19)
» OSU men's basketball: Tinkle says positive steps being made
» Spencer to become new AD at Evansville
» BeaversSalute program gives tickets to military personnel and veterans

Stanford (San Jose Mercury-News)
» Stanford's Shaw shoots down interest in Raiders job
» Stanford beats Washington with fourth-quarter touchdown
» Matchup: No. 16 Stanford at Washington
» Stanford facing must-win game at Washington's noisy Husky Stadium

UCLA (Los Angeles Daily News)
» UCLA Football Notebook: Running back Malcolm Jones loses appeal for extra season
» COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Improving UCLA has questions to answer during preseason football camp
» COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UCLA's prized recruit Eddie Vanderdoes cleared to play by NCAA after leaving Notre Dame
» Pac-12 Media Day: Eyes on Anthony Barr for UCLA's 2013 hopes

USC (Los Angeles Daily News)
» USC Football Notebook: Marqise Lee's injury not too serious
» USC Football Notebook: QBs Max Wittek, Cody Kessler present dilemma for Trojans coach Lane Kiffin
» USC FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Former UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel thinks Trojans might not miss QB Matt Barkley
» USC FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Dion Bailey says it's 'now or never'

Washington (Seattle Times)
» Huskies rallying around Cyler Miles after offensive struggles
» Offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith says there's no panic with sluggish UW offense
» Sue Bird, Leilani Mitchell advance to quarterfinals of FIBA World Championship
» UW's Bob Gregory on the versatile Shaq Thompson: 'He can handle it all'

Washington State (Spokane Spokesman-Review)
» Now that was a playoff game
» WSU football live chat
» Morning links and a live chat to come
» WHL notes: Paddock breaks through



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