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

October, 30, 2008
10/30/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

World order was restored last weekend. I went 4-0 and improved to 41-11.

Things are not as rosy with my stock picking.

On to it...

Oregon 30, California 24: The Ducks proved they could win on the road last weekend at Arizona State, but California is a better team than the Sun Devils. The Bears' 3-4 defense should slow down the Oregon rushing attack, so count on Jeremiah Masoli having to make a few plays with his arm. The big difference is on the offensive line, where Oregon is healthy and Cal is down three starters and a top reserve.

Oregon State 33, Arizona State 21: Oregon State is rested, healthy and at home with a lot to play for. Arizona State is wounded and on the brink of the program's first six-game losing streak since 1929. Because this is college football, the Beavers should be worried. But they also just need to take care of business. Sun Devils quarterback Rudy Carpenter, making his 39th consecutive start, is nursing a sprained ankle, so expect the Beavers to put a lot of pressure on him.

Stanford 41, Washington State 10: Stanford owns a dominant rushing attack. Washington State owns the worst run defense in the nation. That's not a good recipe for the Cougars. It will be interesting to see if WSU opens up the offense a bit after basically waving a white flag against USC. Quarterback Kevin Lopina obviously is fragile with his bad back, which was the justification for pulling the redshirt off J.T. Levenseller, who will play this weekend. Stanford also would like to see its quarterback, Tavita Pritchard, get back on track.

USC 51, Washington 3: Will the Huskies show up angry and fight hard for their lame duck coach Tyrone Willingham? And if they do will it matter? Probably not. If Washington doesn't get some good breaks early, this could go much like the Trojans' bludgeoning of Washington State. Expect the Trojans to want to work on their passing game rhythm, which was off at Arizona last week, against the woeful Huskies pass defense.

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