#15 Washington Huskies 4-1 (1-1) @ Stanford Cardinal 2-3 (1-2)
Date: Saturday, October 5th
Time: 7:30 pm PT
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Radio: KOMO AM 1000 and TuneIn
Excitement Rating: 10/10 (I will always give UW a 10/10 in the excitement rating. Actual score 7/10...)
Coming into the season this was viewed as by far the most likely loss on the Husky schedule (29% of voters in the 30 day countdown predicted a loss. And it was a very homer-ish bunch). The game looks infinitely more winnable now that Stanford is starting true freshmen at both left tackle and left guard and it appears the wheels have completely fallen off.
Washington is a 16.5 point favorite and the Over/Under is 51.5 which means the betting public expects a score of Washington-34, Stanford-18.
Other Pac-12 Games
Arizona 3-1 (1-0) @ Colorado 3-1 (1-0)
Time: 1:30 pm PT
TV: Pac-12 Networks
Excitement Rating: 8/10.
The battle for Pac-12 South supremacy! Or something like that. The winner of this game has a serious leg up in the race for the south and can be considered a legitimate sleeper. Although both teams still have to play Utah, USC, Washington, and Oregon which means it also wouldn’t be surprising to see each (but especially the loser here) end up missing a bowl game by the time all is said and done.
Colorado is a 4 point favorite and the Over/Under is 61.5 which means the betting public expects a score of Arizona-29, Colorado-33.
California 4-1 (1-1) @ #13 Oregon 3-1 (1-0)
Time: 5:00 pm PT
Excitement Rating: 4/10.
This would’ve gotten a 9.5 if Chase Garbers hadn’t gotten hurt and Cal had been able to stay undefeated last week. As it is I’d be shocked if Cal scores more than 10 points in this game. Expect a defensive rock fight with Oregon winning easily. So if that’s what you consider exciting then go for it.
Oregon is a 18 point favorite and the Over/Under is 46 which means the betting public expects a score of California-14, Oregon-32.
Oregon State 1-3 (0-1) @ UCLA 1-4 (1-1)
Time: 6:00 pm PT
TV: Pac-12 Networks
Excitement Rating: 1.01/10.
Oregon State vs. UCLA. Not even once.
UCLA is a 6.5 point favorite and the Over/Under is 66 which means the betting public expects a score of Oregon State-30, UCLA-36.