Week 4 Pac-12 Conference Football Pick
Washington State (1-2) @ Utah (1-2)
Dylan : Utah didn’t have the start he expected, nor does he have the starting quarterback he expected. Charlie the brewer packed his bags and left the Utes football program. Now it’s up to Cameron on the rise to straighten the ship.
I think he’s doing it this weekend against a shocked Washington state team. Utah has plenty of offensive weapons to be successful, including running backs Tavion Thomas and Micah Bernard, as well as pass catches like the tight end Brant Kuithe and receiver Great Britain Covey.
Prediction: I expect it to be a shootout, but I think the Utes will bounce back from two straight losses and beat the Cougars.
# 24 UCLA (2-1) @ Stanford (2-1)
Dylan : If you had asked me about my prediction for this game a month ago, I would have said I thought UCLA would blow up Stanford. I really had no faith in Stanford’s ability to score points, but the Cardinal proved me wrong.
Tanner McKee has settled in well as a starting quarterback, and the running game looks much improved from a year ago. They still need that explosive and reliable receiver like they’ve had with Simi Fehoko, Michael Wilson, and Connor Wedington in recent years.
UCLA is still a really good team, but I think Stanford is just the hottest team right now. I expect this one to be a very physical and very meaningful game. I really enjoy Stanford high school, and I think it’s going to make life difficult for UCLA receivers and Dorian Thompson-Robinson.
Prediction: I’m going with Stanford to bring down UCLA.
California (1-2) @ Washington (1-2)
Maximum: This one is a bit tricky, as both teams have had less than impressive starts so far in 2021. We all know the Huskies’ embarrassing start to the season, with back-to-back losses to FCS Montana and getting knocked down. by Michigan. at the Grande Maison.
The Huskies did what they were supposed to do last week with a dominating victory over Arkansas State, but they have yet to live up to the hype that seemed to develop in Seattle after the takeover. power of Jimmy Lake. Back in the days of their relevance under Chris Petersen, defense was the hallmark, and I’m not sure this Washington team solidified an identity.
Strategist Dylan morris got off to a bad start with five interceptions in three games, but the Huskies have guns in Sean mcgrew, transfer from Michigan Gilles Jackson and wide receiver Jalen mcmillan.
For Cal, they lost two games to better teams and looked better than Washington in the process. Nevada have one of the best quarterbacks in the country at Carson Strong and the Golden Bears have managed to keep this game competitive. I’m not super high on the quarterback Chase garbers, but at least he’s shown he’s not afraid to take in-depth photos. Cal Nikko remigio has been a very consistent receiving threat for the Bears and I love what they have as a running back Damien moore.
Prediction: I think it might be close, but give me the Bears over the Huskies in Seattle.
Arizona (0-3) @ 3rd Oregon (3-0)
Maximum: If you read our roundtable predictions or preview content, you know this one isn’t shaping up to be a close game.
Arizona are severely outmatched in all areas and lack the slightest momentum after losing to opponents FCS Northern Arizona last week.
Strategist Anthony brown is good after missing the second half last week and the Ducks are looking to take their development to the next level and dominate it from start to finish. Hopefully Oregon will come out fast on offense as consistency has been an issue for them throughout the first three games.
The Wildcats are going to be a major project for Jedd Fisch and things won’t get any easier against an opportunistic Oregon defense that recovers key contributors.
Prediction: I’m taking Oregon to win big at home in Game 1 with the kids back in town at the start of the school year.
Oregon State (2-1) @ USC (2-1)
Maximum: Kedon Slovis is coming back from a neck injury in a home game against the Beavers, which should help the offense move the ball against a defense that has allowed over 400 yards in two of its first three games. After Clay Helton’s sacking, USC is playing with something to prove and the Trojans want to show the country that a nasty loss to Stanford shouldn’t define their season.
For the State of Oregon, quarterback Luck Nolan has yet to throw an interception and looks like her boyfriend after a strong start to the year. Go back BJ Baylor has been stellar for the Beavs so far and he will be looking to give the Trojans’ defense all they can handle.
The Beavers appear to be heading in the right direction under Jonathan Smith after being beaten with Purdue in a close loss to kick off the season, but USC’s talent will be too much for the Beavers.
Prediction: I see USC clinching a convincing victory at the Coliseum.
Colorado (1-2) @ Arizona State (2-1)
Dylan : Colorado’s offense was as bad as it was in college football. The Buffs haven’t scored in 20 straight possessions. Arizona State might have the best defense they’ll face all year.
The Buffs quarterback Brendon lewis has to find some kind of offensive rhythm. Arizona State’s defensive line is one of the best in the country and will make the first-year signalman very uncomfortable.
If Colorado only amassed 63 total yards against Minnesota, I can’t imagine what this Sun Devils defense will do.
Jayden daniels and Rachaad White will bear the offense for ASU as always. This match could be over at half-time.
Prediction: I’m taking Arizona State to win and compete in the showdown against UCLA next week with a 3-1 record.
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