September 12, 2010

Around the PAC-10 (Week 2)

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By The Daily Axe Staff
The Volunteer.

Oregon took care of business at Tennessee on Saturday. (Image via Wikipedia)

Once again, we give you the view of how the conference did in Week 2. Oregon State had a bye week and UCLA met Stanford in the PAC-10’s first conference game of the season, so there are only 8 games to report. We would also like to add that we went 8-0 in predictions this week, although we overestimated UCLA’s offense. We thought that they were capable of scoring, but apparently they are not.

In other news, USC and Washington State both suck. The Trojans barely took care of Virginia, even though the home opener in the Coliseum should have provided the NCAA-sanctioned team with ample adrenaline to crush their ACC opponent. We all knew that Washington State was bad, but they had trouble beating Montana State. Come on, now. This is a new low, even for the always-horrific Cougars from up north.

Overall, the conference went 8-1 this week, and the only loss came when UCLA lost to Stanford in a game where one PAC-10 team had to lose. The conference is looking good, and Oregon, Arizona, and Stanford all stand to move up in the polls. USC should move down from their slot in the mid-teens, considering that they haven’t even looked like a top 25 team the past two weeks.

Winner Loser What We Predicted
Stanford 35 UCLA 0 Stanford, 41-26
Oregon 48 Tennessee 13 Oregon
Arizona 52 Citadel 6 Arizona
USC 17 Virginia 14 USC
Cal 52 Colorado 7 Cal
Washington 41 Syracuse 20 Washington
Arizona State 41 Northern Arizona 20 Arizona State
Washington State 23 Montana State 22 Washington State
Our Record This Week: 8-0
Our Record This Season: 17-1 (.944)

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