Colorado Buffaloes will not lose this weekend and other Pac-12 locks

Week 6 arrives with six Pac-12 teams ranked nationally. Meanwhile, the struggling Buffs are a 3-point favorite over Bye. I like Colorado’s chances this weekend.

Here’s a quick Week 5 rewind:

Stanford at Washington

My Prediction: Cardinal escapes Seattle with 27-24 win. Actual outcome: Cardinal upset in Seattle with 17-13 loss.

Arizona State at Cal

My Prediction: Bears bounce back, 31-27. Actual outcome: Bears slide continues, 27-17.

Oregon State at Arizona

My Prediction: Wildcats in a mild upset, 30-27. Actual outcome: Beavers stay perfect, 38-35.

Oregon at Washington State

My Prediction: Ducks win 56-20. Actual outcome: Ducks win 51-26.

UCLA at Colorado

My Prediction: Bruins dominate, 45-32. Actual outcome: Bruins dominate, 42-14.

Now on to this week’s games:


No. 13 USC (3-1, 1-1) at Utah (2-2, 0-1) at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City (7 p.m., ESPN)

Trojans visit Salt Lake City for the first time since Nov. 17, 1917. USC won that game 51-0 and wins the rematch 31-23.


Arizona (3-2, 0-2) at No. 18 Stanford (3-1, 1-1) at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto (1 p.m., Fox)

Three up, three down for Rich-Rod and the Wildcats. Cardinal cruises, 34-24.

Washington State (2-3, 0-2) at No. 14 Oregon State (3-0, 2-0) at Reser Stadium in Corvallis (4 p.m., Pac-12 Networks)

Two weeks late, but I’m hopping on the Beavers’ bandwagon. Oregon State wins 41-27.

No. 25 UCLA (4-1, 1-1) at Cal (1-4, 0-2) at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley (8 p.m., Pac-12 Networks)

Bears are slipping into Colorado/Washington State territory. Bruins win 37-30.

No. 23 Washington (3-1, 1-0) at No. 2 Oregon (5-0, 2-0) at Autzen Stadium in Eugene (8:30 p.m., ESPN)

Huskies facing a top-10 team for the third time this year. Ducks won’t score 50 this week, but are far from scoreless in Seattle. Oregon wins 45-27.

Idle: Arizona State (4-1, 2-0) and Colorado (1-4, 1-1). The Buffs host the Sun Devils on Oct. 11.

My season record: 30-13 (.698)

About ryan

Ryan Thorburn has been a sports writer at the Camera since 2000. He covered the Denver Broncos beat for eight seasons (2000-2007). For the last six years Ryan has been covering the University of Colorado athletic department, including beat writing duties on men's basketball and column writing on football.
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