Who's going to win? Week 14 Pac-10 picks

November, 26, 2008
11/26/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

Went 1-2 last week ... First losing week of the season! D'oh!

Overall mark stands at 53-16.

So, who's going to the Rose Bowl?

FRIDAY

Arizona State 24, UCLA 20: Both teams have solid defenses. Both teams have struggled to run the ball. Both teams have issues on the offensive line. But the Sun Devils have two big edges: 1. They are playing at home; 2. Rudy Carpenter gives ASU a huge advantage at quarterback.

SATURDAY

USC 35, Notre Dame 10: Got a feeling the Irish will hang around for a while before USC asserts itself, probably with a few big plays on defense. It will be interesting to see if the Trojans stick with a conservative offensive plan or throw more aggressively downfield.

Hawaii 35, Washington State 10: First, it's hard to believe that the Cougars will be able to focus on this as a business trip after their emotional Apple Cup win over Washington. Second, they didn't just transform overnight. Beating the winless Huskies is one thing. Beating a team with a pulse is another.

Oregon 27, Oregon State 24: This might seem inconsistent with our previous bowl projection but that was made before Jacquizz Rodgers was declared "very doubtful." Rodgers was the horse the Beavers rode to Rose Bowl contention and without him the offense won't have the same balance. The Beavers played a taxing, emotional game in their comeback win over Arizona last weekend while Oregon rested and plotted. That extra bit of preparation will help.

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