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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.

PAC-12 Links
Links from around the Pac-12
Arizona (Tucson Citizen)
» Free weekly Wildcat sports magazine
» UA football: On QBs, UTSA, rankings and more
» UA football: My AP Top 25 poll
» Live Q&A on UA football with Daniel Berk

Arizona St. (Arizona Republic)
» Amway Coaches Poll Top 25 teams
» Sendek, Turner Thorne agree to extensions
» Graham says discipline can slow triple-option
» 3-star defensive end enjoys ASU visit

California (East Bay Tribune)
» Cal Bears hang on for win at Northwestern
» Cal football notebook: Freshman QB Rubenzer an effective secret weapon
» Cal opens at Northwestern with a much different look on defense
» Fact box: Cal at Northwestern

Colorado (Denver Post)
» CU Buffs aim to fix defensive alignment issues to fix run defense
» CU Buffs freshman WR Shay Fields gets off to impressive start
» Opening game loss a blow to Colorado's goal of a bowl bid
» CSU roars back to beat CU 31-17 in Rocky Mountain Showdown

Oregon (The Oregonian)
» Oregon Ducks open up Autzen Stadium doors for Fan Fest: Photo gallery
» Oregon Ducks remain at No. 3 in latest Ap Top 25 Poll
» No. 7 Michigan State tries to replicate Stanford's 'blueprint' to beating No. 3 Oregon Ducks
» Recruiting roundup: Elijah Holyfield one of several celebrity sons starring in prep football

Oregon State (Corvallis Gazette-Times)
» BeaversSalute program gives tickets to military personnel and veterans
» Beavers promote McCoy to assistant athletic director for equipment operations
» Oregon State hires longtime trainer hired Fred Tedeschi
» Beavers hire Mark Massari as deputy athletics director

Stanford (San Jose Mercury-News)
» Stanford: Grading the Cardinal's 45-0 romp past UC Davis
» Stanford: Cardinal coach Shaw says he, USC's Sarkisian have no animosity
» Stanford overpowers UC Davis in season-opening win
» Stanford opens 2014 season without a No. 1 tailback -- again

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)
» Matisse Thybulle returns from Cal; Oregon and Zags next
» Huskies fall out of AP Top 25
» Lauren Jackson undergoes another surgery that increases doubt in WNBA return
» My AP Top 25: Georgia, Texas A&M rise; Huskies out

Washington State (Spokane Spokesman-Review)
» Pac-12 power rankings: Week two
» Zags on ESPN networks at least 13 times
» There is no place like Safeco for Young
» Halliday's leadership on full display



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