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Pac-12 picks: Cougars over Utah, UCLA over Arizona State

This is one of the Pac-12's few six-game Saturdays of the 2013 season, and it's a good schedule. Whether teams are playing for the South division title, the Axe, bowl eligibility or simply positive momentum, there's something at stake in every game. On to the picks:

Utah at Washington State, 1:30 p.m. MST, Pac-12 Networks

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Washington State has come a long way since last November's 49-6 loss at Utah and can earn that elusive sixth victory. The Utes, meanwhile, are right where they were at this time last year, needing two wins for bowl eligibility. They lost to Arizona then, and they'll lose to the Cougars now. Washington State 28, Utah 21.

Oregon at Arizona, 1:30 p.m. MST, ABC

I've been saying all season that Arizona's path to six wins included little resistance, and the Wildcats are stumbling to the finish after becoming bowl-eligible. Oregon is back in play for the North title, and shouldn't stumble in Tucson. Oregon 42, Arizona 28.

California at Stanford, 2 p.m. MST, Fox Sports 1

Sorry, but there's not much to say about the Big Game. Stanford 42, Cal 14.

Arizona State at UCLA, 5 p.m. MST, Fox

OK, picking games can be difficult, but getting past scores correct shouldn't be that tough. UCLA indeed beat ASU 45-43 last season, even if I had the result backward as of earlier this week. In any case, UCLA should assert itself at the Rose Bowl against the Sun Devils, whi have lost their offensive firepower lately. UCLA 34, Arizona State 27.

USC at Colorado, 7:30 p.m. MST, Pac-12 Networks

It will be dark and cold when this game kicks off in Boulder, providing unpleasant conditions for the Trojans. But USC shouldn't be fazed. Colorado is improving, and still playing for bowl eligibility, but the Trojans are rolling. USC 38, Colorado 21.

Washington at Oregon State, 8:30 p.m. MST, ESPN2

This game presents an opportunity for each six-win team to rise slightly above mediocrity. IT's especially important to the Beavers, considering they're unlikely to beat Oregon next week, while Washington would have a redemption opportunity against Washington State. The winner will become a good candidate to meet BYU in the Fight Hunger Bowl. OSU is fading, but the health of Huskies quarterback Keith Price is enough of a variable to give the Beavers a chance. Oregon State 27, Washington 24.

PAC-12 Links
Links from around the Pac-12
Arizona (Tucson Citizen)
» UA football: On Gilbert, D-line and facing Cal
» UA football: On Gilbert, D-line and facing Cal
» Wildcats: Highlights from UA's Week 3 win
» UA football: Should Arizona schedule harder nonconference games?

Arizona St. (Arizona Republic)
» ASU soccer wins its sixth consecutive match
» Colorado State volleyball holds off ASU
» Following ASU coaches on the recruiting trail
» ASU football practice report from Thursday

California (East Bay Tribune)
» Fact box: Cal at Arizona
» Cal finds out Saturday if 2-0 start is for real
» Jeff Tedford's recruits finding delayed success at Cal
» Sonny Dykes: Cal's confidence rooted in hard work

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
» Utah vs. Michigan highlights Pac-12 football games; Live updates: Full schedule, TV listings
» How the Ducks could Coug it; dissecting Marcus Mariota's flip: The Oregonian sports top 5
» Jameis Winston: Florida State suspends quarterback for entire game against Clemson

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 coach David Shaw goes digging
» Cal, Stanford Pac-12 men's basketball schedules announced
» Local sports digest: Stanford's Maverick McNealy ties for medalist honors
» Local sports digest: Stanford sweeps Santa Clara

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 win a top-five thriller
» UW women's soccer prevails
» Huskies play 'em one game at a time — because they have to
» UW GameDay

Washington State (Spokane Spokesman-Review)
» Eastern football links
» Game da… night links
» Chiefs set to open WHL season at Tri-City again
» Gonzaga Prep defeats Mead 28-14



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