#9 Utah Utes 7-1 (4-1) @ Washington Huskies 5-3 (2-3)
Date: Saturday, November 2nd
Time: 1:00 pm PT
Location: Seattle, Washington
Radio: KOMO AM 1000 and TuneIn
Excitement Rating: 10/10 (I will always give UW a 10/10 in the excitement rating. Actual score 9/10...)
If the Huskies are able to win this game it reinforces what the advanced numbers say which is that Washington is a top-20 if not better team that has lost their two coin flip worthy games. It would also leave the door open for another 10 win season. A loss and you can be sure that the fanbase is in open panic if they aren’t there already. This is by far the most difficult game left on the Husky schedule and just like with the game two weeks ago there is a massive delta between how everyone perceives this team with a win versus a loss.
Washington is a 3.5 point underdog and the Over/Under is 47.5 which means the betting public expects a score of Washington-22, Utah-26.
Other Pac-12 Games
Oregon State 3-4 (2-2) @ Arizona 4-4 (2-3)
Time: 1:30 pm PT
TV: Pac-12 Networks
Excitement Rating: 5/10.
If you like bad defense and not watching the Huskies, who play at almost exactly the same time, then have I got a game for you!
Arizona is a 6 point favorite and the Over/Under is 52 which means the betting public expects a score of Oregon State-33, Arizona-39.
#7 Oregon 7-1 (5-0) @ USC 5-3 (4-1)
Time: 5:00 pm PT
Excitement Rating: 9/10.
It doesn’t feel like this game should go a long ways toward deciding the Pac-12 South but here we are. If USC can spring the upset at home not only do they knock Oregon out of Playoff contention but they also make it incredibly difficult for Utah to win the South. We’ll know by kickoff whether the Huskies were able to beat Utah but a Washington/USC home underdog combo would mean we’ll see a rematch of this game for the Pac-12 title. And Clay Helton might keep his job, praise the lord.
Oregon is a 4.5 point favorite and the Over/Under is 62.5 which means the betting public expects a score of Oregon-34, USC-29.
Colorado 3-5 (1-4) @ UCLA 3-5 (3-2)
Time: 6:00 pm PT
TV: Pac-12 Networks
Excitement Rating: 4/10.
If UCLA wins this game then they actually have a not completely crazy chance at winning the Pac-12 South. And despite the laughing stock that would make the Pac-12, it’s by far the funniest scenario available which means I’m rooting for it with all my heart. Let’s go Chip!
UCLA is a 6.5 point favorite and the Over/Under is 64 which means the betting public expects a score of Colorado-29, UCLA-35.