UCLA at Arizona
Lets start it off by saying that both teams are terrible and UCLA has a lot more to play for at this point than the Wildcats. I think Stoops being gone hurts more than it helps in the short term. Neuheisel is suddenly 3-3 and a win here puts him in pretty good shape to qualify for a bowl game.
Vegas - Arizona by 4 1/2 - John B Picks - UCLA 38 Arizona 35
USC at Notre Dame
The Trojans have played well enough to just get by all season. They need to do better than that under the shadow of the Golden Dome to come away with a victory on the raid. I haven't been that impressed by the Irish so far this season. I think the Trojan offense gives USC a slight edge.
Vegas - Notre Dame by 8 1/2 - John B Picks - USC 31 Notre Dame 28
Oregon at Colorado
What is left of the Buffaloes is basically road kill at mid season. The Ducks are troubled with some injuries but they could beat the Buffs handily with their third stringers.
Vegas - Oregon by 31 - John B Picks - Oregon 51 Colorado 17
Utah at California
I like the Bears but they are missing a couple of starting linebackers which will hurt them against a running team like Utah. The Bears aren't playing well and the Utes seem to have more in the tank right now. You have to wonder if Tedford needs a change of scenery. I know he is a great coach but things aren't clicking. Perhaps a season without a real home game is part of the problem.
Vegas - Cal by 3 - John B Picks - Utah 27 California 23
Oregon State at Washington State
The Beavers were terrible last week at home against a mediocre BYU squad. Look for an improved Jeff Tuel this week now that the rust has worn off. This is another must win for Wulff. If the Cougs win the odds for his survival increase exponentially.
Vegas - WSU by 3 - John B Picks - Washington State 38 Oregon State 31
Washington at Stanford
I will be picking this one tomorrow!
Vegas - Stanford by 20