We are trying out something new this bye week. I will be predicting each Pac-12 game against the spread and trying not to look like an idiot. Feel free to post your own picks in the comments.
COLORADO - 7 vs Hawaii
The Buffaloes got their first win of the season in week two at Massachusetts, then put up more than 500 yards against Arizona State last Saturday. This is still a pretty bad team, but we have seen some slight improvement from week to week. On the other side is Hawaii, who struggled pas Northern Iowa this past week. Give me Colorado by more than a touchdown.
UTAH + 5 at Michigan
The Utes, although relatively untested, have impressed me so far. I don't know if they get out of the Big House with a win, but the game should be tight for four quarters. The final should be somewhere around 28-24. Who wins is a true guess.
GEORGIA STATE + 35 at Washington
It's not that the Panthers are bad, it's just that they're really, really not good. 35 points is a lot to give a team that is not awful, and therefore, I'm riding the Panthers. Washington should be up by 40 or so when it takes out its starters, so a garbage time touchdown might be what it takes to cover.
CALIFORNIA + 10 at Arizona
This line opened at 17, which initially seemed like way too many points to give an undefeated California team. Ten seems much more reasonable, but I still like the Golden Bears to cover.
SAN DIEGO STATE + 10 at Oregon State
This is going to be a real test for 2-0 Oregon State, and I wouldn't be shocked if San Diego State escaped Corvallis with an upset win. The Aztecs led No. 21 North Carolina 21-7 on the road last Saturday before collapsing late, and they will also be looking to avenge last season's heartbreaking loss against the Beavers in San Diego.
No. 2 OREGON - 25 at Washington State
No one should ever forget that this game last year was the first ever documented case of running down the score. I'm guessing that this terrible Washington State team will be in a similar situation on Saturday night. Oregon's lowest scoring output this season is 46, and that was against Michigan State, a team with a great defense. The Ducks should pin at least 50 on the Cougars.
Bonus Pick (Lock of the Week, Worth Double)
MISSOURI - 14 vs Indiana
Outside of a couple Pac-12 picks, this game is the one I'm most confident in throughout the country. Missouri already has a 25 point road win and a 28 point victory against UCF under its belt, while Indiana is coming off a loss at Bowling Green.