A look around the rest of the Pac
All eyes are on Husky Stadium for the highly-anticipated showdown with Oregon, but there are other intriguing games in the Pac this week. Two other ranked teams square off, including a USC-Notre Dame clash that could significantly impact the College Football Playoff race.
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Stanford @ Colorado, Colorado -11.5
The Buffaloes have experienced a slight decline after their strong start, but with four wins already, they have a good chance of reaching bowl eligibility. Stanford has shown potential against weaker teams but struggled against more talented opponents. Without the depth on the lines to dominate a team like Colorado, the Cardinal will struggle, allowing the Buffaloes to pull away in the later stages of the game.
Colorado 38 – Stanford 24
USC @ Notre Dame, ND -3
Sam Hartman initially impressed for the Fighting Irish this season, but their offense has slowed down as they faced tougher opponents. The Trojans are a predictable team, relying heavily on Cam Williams for scoring while their defense struggles. Notre Dame needs substantial offensive improvements to keep up in this game, but it seems unlikely.
USC 45 – Notre Dame 38
UCLA @ Oregon State, OSU -3.5
The Bruins’ defense has been a pleasant surprise this season after years of inconsistency. The Beavers have multiple threats on the ground and a solid defense of their own, which should limit the overall scoring. UCLA’s offense has struggled on the road, giving Oregon State a slight advantage.
OSU 28 – UCLA 24
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