Pac-12 Football Preview: Week 7


Before the games kickoff we’ll let you know where your favorite Pac-12 teams are playing that week and also rank all the games taking place. If the need arises we’ll designate which team in the match-up should be on upset alert.

Stanford will have to account for Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Manti Te on Saturday in South Bend.

All times are pacific. Rankings all based on AP poll.

Pac-12 Game of the Week

Who: (17)Stanford Cardinal (4-1, 2-1 Pac-12) @ (7)Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-0)
What: Battle for the Legends Trophy, Notre Dame leads series 17-9
When: Saturday, October 13 at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Notre Dame Stadium; South Bend, Indiana
Why: Stanford’s only loss this season was on the road where they’ll be this weekend against resurgent Notre Dame. The Cardinal have won the last three in the series and the average score has been 17-8 in favor of Stanford.

Games You’re Watching Anyway

Thursday, October 11:

  • Arizona State Sun Devils (4-1, 2-0 Pac-12) @ Colorado Buffaloes (1-4, 1-1 Pac-12), 6 pm (TV: ESPN)
    UPSET ALERT: Arizona State, this has trap-game written all over it.

Saturday, October 13:

  • Utah Utes (2-3, 0-2 Pac-12) @ UCLA Bruins (4-2, 1-2 Pac-12), Noon (TV: FOX)
    UPSET ALERT: Bruins might have a Cal hangover.
  • (10)Oregon State Beavers (4-0, 3-0 Pac-12) @ BYU Cougars (4-2), 12:30 pm (TV: ABC)
    UPSET ALERT: Oregon State is starting their back-up QB at a tough road venue.
  • (11)Southern California Trojans (4-1, 2-1 Pac-12) @ Washington Huskies (3-2, 1-1 Pac-12), 4 pm (TV: FOX)
    UPSET ALERT: Old friends Sark and Kiffin meet in Seattle so be warned, USC.

Alumni/Friends and Family Mainly Interested

Saturday, October 13:

  • California Golden Bears (2-4, 1-2 Pac-12) @ Washington State Cougars (2-4, 0-3 Pac-12), 7:30 pm (TV: Pac-12 Network)
    UPSET ALERT: This has “Bear trap” written all over up in Pullman.

Mike’s Picks

Current Record: 33-15
Last Week: 5-0

  • Arizona State over Colorado 34-21
  • (17)Stanford over (7)Notre Dame 24-21
  • UCLA over Utah 31-10
  • (10)Oregon State over BYU 14-10
  • (11)Southern California over Washington 41-27
  • California over Washington State 24-17

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