pac-10 weekend preview: possibility for perfection?

Pac-10 Weekend Preview: Possibility for Perfection?

Posted upon 18. Sep, 2009 by Keith Becker in Oregon Ducks

There have been usually dual teams in the Pac-10 in the AP Top 25. Pretty pathetic, considering this West Coast long-lived powerhouse prides itself as gifted as well as honourable of BCS births as the SEC as well as Big 12. But after the unsatisfactory deteriorate final year, the Pac-10 has the makings of the rebound behind season, with USC as well as Cal as the headliners as well as multiform alternative teams upon the cusp of contention.

This will be the stage distant as well familiar for Minnesota's fondness tomorrow as Jahvid Best will positively strike paydirt.

This will be the stage distant as well familiar for Minnesota's fondness tomorrow as Jahvid Best will positively strike paydirt.

With which being said, this is the big week finish for those teams trying to cling to with the big boys out west, generally for the Oregon schools, each of whom host ranked opponents this Saturday. Meanwhile, Arizona as well as UCLA face second-tier teams from BCS conferences, where wins would go the long way in proof the overall strength of the conference.

I unequivocally similar to all of the matchups for the Pac-10 this weekend, as well as aside from the the single intra-conference game between USC as well as Washington, which could actually be rarely entertaining (now which U-Dub has finally won the game for the first time in 16 tries sorry, as an Duck fan we had to get in the poor shot), we would not be surprised if the Pac-10 finishes with the undiluted Saturday.

On to the games:

#8 Cal @ Minnesota A matchup of golden animals, how cute. After barely knocking off Syracuse as well as Air Force, the Golden Gophers face their first loyal exam of the season. Even with the home field value of their snazzy brand new digs, TCF Bank Stadium, Minnesota doesnt have scarcely sufficient descent firepower to be means to keep up with Heisman hopeful, Jahvid Best, gifted redshirt freshman, Covaughn DeBoskie-Johnson, as well as surprisingly in effect quarterback Kevin Riley as well as the rest of the Golden Bears. The usually hope for Minnesota is if Cal reverts behind to 2008 form, where they went 1-4 outside of Memorial Stadium (does the win during Washington State even count?), yet we consider Cal is as well dynamic to stay in the BCS hunt.

Result: Cal 38, Minnesota 24.

#17 Utah @ Oregon we wonder if Oregon looks behind during their non-conference games for this deteriorate as well as regrets scheduling dual non-BCS teams who desperately need each win to say their standing as BCS contenders. Playing the team with all to lose is the dangerous proposition, generally when Oregon is still reckoning out the descent personality. Fortunately for the Ducks, we feel Oregon saw sufficient of an improvement from Jeremiah Masoli as well as presentation from LaMichael James to pull out the difficult win during raucous Autzen Stadium, as well as lapse to the tip 25.

Result: Oregon 45, Utah 34

#3 USC @ Washington It looks similar to Steve Sarkisian has unequivocally performed the quick fix for final seasons winless Huskies (ahh, can never say which enough). All of U-Dubs hopes rest in the legs as well as left arm of Jake Locker (who Husky fans consider as the 13th apostle), yet this deteriorate it looks similar to he is finally ready to live up to the hype, after an impressive opening opposite the tip 10 foe. But all which goes out the window when USC comes to town. Taylor Mays will yield the exam Locker has never seen before, as well as the Trojans stable of running backs could put the game out of reach early.

Result: USC 38, 17

Arizona @ Iowa With all the gifted running backs in the Pac-10, Arizonas Nic Grigsby often gets overlooked. But after the quick-footed behind put up the 200-spot opposite Northern Arizona final weekend, we can gamble Kirk Ferentz has finished his homework. In the finish though, it wont matter, as the Wildcats ground game will infer as well much to hoop for the Hawkeyes.

Result: Arizona 24, Iowa 17

SMU @ Washington State Did we say the Pac-10 would win each inter-conference game tomorrow? Sorry, we forgot how bad the Cougars were. Maybe subsequent year, fellas.

Result: SMU 42, Washington State 13

If usually the Cougars weren't horrible, the Pac-10 would be in for the undiluted weekend.

If usually the Cougars weren't horrible, the Pac-10 would be in for the undiluted weekend.

#17 Cincinnati @ Oregon State Wow, can those Bearcats put up points! 117 in dual games is strong impressive, yet if we puncture the little deeper, those games came opposite Rutgers as well as Southeast Missouri State. Two teams not well known for their pas defenses. The Beavers, meanwhile, have the stopped the run very well this year, which will concede them to focus more attention upon the Bearcats air attack. On the descent side of the ball, look for Sean Canfield as well as the dynamic Rodgers brothers to do work in front of the national audience.

Result: Oregon State 48, Cincinnati 42.

San Jose State @ Stanford For all the potentially great storylines the Bill Walsh tie as well as the fact which the campuses have been located reduction than twenty miles the part this is the single of the more tedious games of the weekend. Dick Tomey has finished the good pursuit for the Spartans yet he cant contest with the resources as well as firey attitude Jim Harbaugh gives to the Cardinal. The sole superstar in this game, Toby Gerhart, will determine the outcome, which doesnt bode well for San Jose State.

Result: Stanford 24, San Jose State 20.

Louisiana-Monroe @ Arizona State As impressive as the Warhawks 58-0 thrashing of Texas Southern was, we dont consider it matters. In the battle of the Sun Belt opposite the Pac-10, it doesnt make the difference whos playing (except Washington State), we can put the W in the Pac-10s win column.

Result: Arizona State 42, Louisiana-Monroe 17.

Kansas State @ UCLA The Bruins unequivocally made the statement final Saturday with the big-time win in Knoxville. UCLA will build upon which momentum with the win over the Kansas State program battling by the down couple of seasons. The Wildcats have the certain net 2 points after games opposite Massachusetts as well as Louisiana-Lafayette: this game could get ugly.

Result: UCLA 31, Kansas State 13.

Pac-10 Weekend Preview: Possibility for Perfection?

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