Thursday, October 29, 2009
Who's going to win? Week 9 Pac-10 picks
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
Went 4-1 last week. Maybe Oregon fans can remind me which game I got wrong? Season record is now 35-14.
Oregon 27, USC 24: The freaks will be out Saturday n Eugene on Halloween night, and the Ducks' home-field advantage will the difference. That and a big game from quarterback Jeremiah Masoli.
Oregon State 28, UCLA 17: Beavers quarterback Sean Canfield is hot. UCLA's quarterbacks are not. And the Rodgers brothers won't make it easy for the previously rugged Bruins defense to regain its mojo.
California 27, Arizona State 20: Arizona State's defense will mostly redeem itself after its letdown at Stanford, but the Sun Devils offense will make Cal's disappointing defense look stout again.
Notre Dame 42, Washington State 20: Remember the Alamo? Well, the Cougars' strange trip to San Antonio will be fairly forgettable when Fighting Irish quarterback Jimmy Clausen picks apart a vulnerable defense dealing with injury issues.