The Buffs will take a one-game road winning streak to Fresno State.
OK, there’s your positive note of the week.
And now it’s time for my Week 3 Pac-12 predictions sure to go wrong:
Washington State (1-1) at UNLV (0-2) at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas (7 p.m., ESPN).
The Cougars beat the Rebels 59-7 in Pullman last season. Much closer this time, but Washington State escapes with a 24-20 road win ahead of Mike Leach’s Pac-12 debut vs. Colorado.
Cal (1-1) at No. 12 Ohio State (2-0) at Ohio Stadium in Columbus (10 a.m., ABC).
Remember when Jeff Tedford was a hot NFL coaching prospect? Now he’s on the hot seat. Buckeyes blast the Bears, 41-17.
Tennessee Tech (2-0) at No. 4 Oregon (2-0) at Autzen Stadium in Eugene (1 p.m., Pac-12 Networks).
Really? Why not give Portland State the payday instead? Ducks win 63-16.
Portland State (1-1) at Washington (1-1) at CenturyLink Field in Seattle (2 p.m., FX).
Looks like the Vikings were booked. My bad. Huskies get back on track, sort of, 34-20.
Arizona State (2-0) at Missouri (1-1) at Memorial Stadium in Columbia (5 p.m., ESPN2).
I think middle-of-the Pac-12 loses on the road at new SEC. Tigers prevail in a good one, 31-30.
No. 25 BYU (2-0) at Utah (1-1) at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City (8 p.m., ESPN2).
All signs point to a Cougars win in the final Holy War until 2015. I think Kyle Whittingham, coming off a humbling in-state loss to Utah State, will still find a way. Utes in an upset, 27-25.
South Carolina State (1-1) at No. 24 Arizona (2-0) at Arizona Stadium in Tucson (8:30 p.m., Pac-12 Networks).
The Wildcats will have a huge letdown after the win over Oklahoma State. Arizona still wins 33-13.
Houston (0-2) at No. 22 UCLA (2-0) at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena (8:30 p.m., Pac-12 Networks).
Two programs headed in opposite directions. Cougars’ upset last season is ancient history. Bruins win big, 36-16.
No. 2 USC (2-0) at No. 21 Stanford (2-0) at Stanford Stadium in Stanford (5:30 p.m., Fox).
The Pac-12 opener should be a good one. Trojans have too much offense for the Cardinal though. USC rolls on, 34-24.
Colorado (0-2) at Fresno State (1-1) at Bulldog Stadium in Fresno (6 p.m., CBS Sports Network).
The Buffs have fooled me twice. Shame on me. Bulldogs romp, 37-20.
My season record: 17-6 (.739)