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Who's going to win? Week 10 Pac-10 picks

11/5/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

Got a bit of a run going here. A 4-0 week makes me 39-14 for the year. But you're only as good as your last weekend of picks, and the full slate of games on Saturday feels tricky.

Oregon 40, Stanford 28: Guess here is Stanford makes this one tough well into the third quarter but, eventually, the Ducks' offensive tempo will wear down the Cardinal.

Oregon State 27, California 24: Went back and forth on this one. Three things swing the pick to the Beavers: 1. The Rodgers brothers; 2. The Beavers always turn it on this time of the year; 3. It might be best if I go with the opposite impulse when I feel a certain way about Cal (All week I've felt certain the Bears are on the brink of a big surge).

USC 38, Arizona State 13: Naturally, much of the nation read things wrong from the USC-Oregon game. That one was about how good Oregon is, not how bad USC is. The Trojans are a top-10 team, and they will begin their climb back with a strong showing in Tempe.

UCLA 24, Washington 21: Got a feeling UCLA still has some gas left in the tank. And Huskies quarterback Jake Locker playing with a deep bruise in his thigh is worrisome for a team that can't win without him.

Arizona 42, Washington State 13: The only issue here is whether the Wildcats will be flat coming off a bye, knowing the heavy hitters are coming up over the next four games. Can the Cougars muster some more fight for another long road trip?