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Pac-12 picks: 14 hours of football Saturday

For the first time this season, every Pac-12 team is in action on the same day. Saturday's schedule serves up 14 continuous hours of Pac-12 play, including one intra-conference matchup.

Stanford at Army, 10 a.m. MDT, CBS Sports Network

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Coach David Shaw is enough of a historian to make sure the Cardinal appreciate the visit to West Point. Stanford 35, Army 14.

UCLA at Nebraska, 10 a.m. MDT, ABC

The Cornhuskers' defense will be motivated after Brett Hundley and the UCLA offense shredded that proud group last September, but the Bruins should still have enough firepower. UCLA 35, Nebraska 28.

Fresno State at Colorado, 12:05 p.m. MDT, Pac-12 Mountain

Speaking of motivation, the Buffaloes remember being embarrassed in Fresno last year when they trailed 35-0 after one quarter. This game will be more competitive. Fresno State 31, Colorado 24.

Boston College at USC, 1 p.m. MDT, Pac-12 Networks

USC coach Lane Kiffin joked that the guy who was calling the plays in the Trojans' first two games has been fired. We'll see if quarterback Cody Kessler enables USC to pass for more than 54 yards. USC 24, BC 7.

Tennessee at Oregon, 1:30 p.m. MDT, ABC

Chip Kelly's old-and-new offense is clicking from coast to coast. Oregon 45, Tennessee 24.

Washington vs. Illinois (Chicago), 4 p.m. MDT, Big Ten Network

The Huskies get to play at historic Soldier Field, coming off a bye. Washington 31, Ilinois 17.

Southern Utah at Washington State, 4:30 p.m. MDT, Pac-12 Networks

Southern Utah was competitive at California last season, but WSU has an improved defense. Washington State 38, SUU 17.

Ohio State at California, 5 p.m. MDT, Fox

This will be a tough test for Cal freshman quarterback Jared Goff, who has passed for nearly 1,000 yards in two games, including his debut vs. Northwestern of the Big Ten. Whether or not OSU's Braxton Miller plays, Cal's defense likely will be overwhelmed. OSU 42, Cal 24.

Oregon State at Utah, 8 p.m. MDT, Fox Sports 1

This will be a good gauge of the Utes' offensive improvement, but the real issue is whether OSU's patchwork offensive line can protect Sean Mannion, Utah 27, OSU 21.

Wisconsin at Arizona State, 8:30 p.m. MDT, ESPN

There's just not evidence to make a great case for or against either team here, considering their previous level of opposition. The home field should make the difference. ASU 28, Wisconsin 24.

UTSA at Arizona, 8:30 p.m., Pac-12 Networks

The Wildcats conclude the Pac-12's worst nonconference schedule. Arizona 45, UTSA 21.

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Arizona (Tucson Citizen)
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Arizona St. (Arizona Republic)
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» ASU is hard to figure for Pac-12 poll
» ASU can win enough shootouts for 2nd in South
» ASU releases football practice schedule

California (East Bay Tribune)
» Local digest: Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry in hunt at Lake Tahoe golf tournament
» Cal women's basketball to host Louisville in 2014-15
» Cal interim AD Williams is on the job
» Seahawks' star Marshawn Lynch tries to inspire Bay Area kids

Colorado (Denver Post)
» Greg Henderson ready to etch name with list of CU's four-year starters
» CU's MacIntyre knows what to expect from new safety addition
» Rick George: CU Buffs should play bowl game this season, Pac-12 championship by 2016
» Frei: Rick George moves CU athletics forward but has work to do

Oregon (The Oregonian)
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» Oregon's Ashlee Moore falls to 13th in heptathlon after shot: IAAF World Junior Championships 2014
» Oregon freshman Ariana Washington wins her 100 meter heat: IAAF World Junior Championships 2014
» Pac-12 Media Days: Rank the North, South divisions (poll)

Oregon State (Corvallis Gazette-Times)
» Oregon State hires longtime trainer hired Fred Tedeschi
» Beavers hire Mark Massari as deputy athletics director
» Oregon State hands out Bennys to top athletes, coaches and teams
» OSU fishing: MacDonald, Martinez win conference tournament

Stanford (San Jose Mercury-News)
» WNBA All-Star game: Chiney Ogwumike gets even with sister
» Local digest: Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry in hunt at Lake Tahoe golf tournament
» Stanford graduates Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike meet again as WNBA all stars
» Sports digest: Ogwumike sisters are WNBA All-Stars

UCLA (Los Angeles Daily News)
» UCLA Football Notebook: Running back Malcolm Jones loses appeal for extra season
» College Football: Position coach Adrian Klemm says UCLA offensive line a work in progress
» 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

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)
» Jahmel Taylor looking to bounce back from tough first year at Washington
» Setting the stage for Pac-12 media days
» Morning links: Hawaii picked to finish last in the Mountain West
» Marquese Chriss dazzles at Under Armour Finals

Washington State (Spokane Spokesman-Review)
» College football is just around the corner
» It's not too long now
» Three Vandals on preseason all-Sun Belt teams
» Indians go wire-to-wire in first half



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