#7 Washington 3-0 (0-0) @ Colorado 3-0 (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 23rd
Time: 7:00pm PDT
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Radio: KOMO AM 1000
Excitement Rating: 10/10 (I will always give UW a 10/10 in the excitement rating. Actual score 8/10...). Holy crap, a real opponent! This is a game with plenty of story lines even for neutral observers. It’s a rematch of last year’s Pac-12 championship game. It’s the first chance to see if UW has what it takes to make the playoff again. It’s the first chance to see if Colorado will be a one-year wonder or if they can challenge for a division title again. Yay college football!
Washington is an 11 point favorite with an over/under of 50. That means Vegas expects a final score of Washington-31, Colorado-20.
Other Pac-12 Games
#23 Utah 3-0 (0-0) @ Arizona 2-1 (0-0)
Time: 7:30 pm PDT FRIDAY NIGHT
Excitement Rating: 7/10. Arizona’s defense looks like it may not be hot garbage this year through their first 3 contests and Utah’s offense prone to sputtering at times. The flip side of the units is reversed. That makes this a strength on strength and weakness on weakness matchup that is hard to predict.
Utah is a 3.5 point favorite with an over/under of 57. That means Vegas expects a final score of Utah-30, Arizona-27.
#5 USC 3-0 (0-0) @ California 3-0 (0-0)
Time: 12:30 pm PDT
Excitement Rating: 6/10. Depending on how you feel about Cal’s early start, I can see an argument for this to be a 7 or an 8. However, I think Cal is going to get their butt kicked although they may keep it close for a little while.
USC is a 16.5 point favorite with an over/under of 64. That means Vegas expects a final score of USC-40, Cal-24.
#18 Washington State 3-0 (1-0) vs. Nevada 0-3
Time: 3:00 pm PDT
TV: Pac 12 Networks
Excitement Rating: 2/10. Nevada has losses to Toledo and Idaho State already this year. Unless Wazzu gets confused and mistakenly thinks that Nevada is an FCS school, the Cougs should take care of business in this one.
Washington State is a 28 point favorite and the Over/Under is 67 which means Vegas expects a score of Washington State-48, Oregon State-20.
#24 Oregon 3-0 (0-0) @ Arizona State 1-2 (0-0)
Time: 7 pm PDT
TV: CBS Sports Network
Excitement Rating: 8/10. Chicks dig the long ball. And expect there to be very little defense played. We were denied the opportunity to watch Arizona State/Texas Tech last week which exceeded expectations with 97 combined points. This could go the same way. Perfect game for those who hate tackling.
Oregon is a 15 point favorite and the Over/Under is 75 which means Vegas expects a score of Oregon-45, Arizona State-30
UCLA 2-1 (0-0) @ Stanford 1-2 (0-1)
Time: 7:30 pm PDT
Excitement Rating: 8/10. ESPN has to be furious about last week’s results. This had the chance to be a top-20 matchup if Stanford and UCLA had taken care of business as favorites against Group of 5 schools but instead their headline night game is a pair of unranked squads. Unlike Utah/Arizona, this is strength on weakness as UCLA’s defense can’t stop anyone and Stanford can’t throw the ball to save its life. You can ignore the loser of this game from being a contender for a division or conference title.
Stanford is a 7.5 point favorite and the Over/Under is 57 which means Vegas expects a score of Stanford-32, UCLA-25.