September 19, 2010

Around the PAC-10 (Week 3)

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By The Daily Axe Staff
Cal quarterback Kevin Riley is mobbed by fans ...

Kevin Riley looked mediocre for Cal on Friday night. (Image via Wikipedia)

The top end of the conference looked awfully good this week. Most notably, Arizona topped #9 Iowa and jumped into the top 15 in the national polls. Stanford and Oregon continue to make statements in each of their contests, and UCLA made a surprising recovery to beat #25 Houston. Cal looked horrible in an overwhelming loss to WAC-member Nevada, and the Golden Bears have a big problem at quarterback. Kevin Riley simply did not perform well (1 touchdowns, 3 interceptions). Nevada’s QB, senior Colin Kaepernick, played an outstanding game for the Wolf Pack, and he should join the conversation of Heisman candidates.

Oregon State–our preseason favorite to win the conference and play in the Rose Bowl–barely beat Louisville, and USC continues to win in underwhelming fashions. This week, the Trojans barely got past the average-at-best Minnesota Golden Gophers. It may not be easy being green, but it’s harder being gold.

Winner Loser What We Predicted
Stanford 68 Wake Forest 24 Stanford, 41-17
Nevada 52 Cal 31 Cal
Arizona 34 Iowa 27 Iowa
Oregon 69 Portland State 0 Oregon
UCLA 31 Houston 13 Houston
Nebraska 56 Washington 21 Nebraska
USC 32 Minnesota 21 USC
Wisconsin 20 Arizona State 19 Wisconsin
SMU 35 Washington State 21 Washington State
Oregon State 35 Louisville 28 Oregon State
Our Record This Week: 6-4
Our Record This Season: 23-5 (.821)

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