September 26, 2010

Around the PAC-10 (Week 4)

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By The Daily Axe Staff
Pre-game festivities at Texas Memorial Stadium...
UCLA handed Texas a crushing defeat at Texas Memorial Stadium. (Image via Wikipedia)

Saturday was the PAC-10’s most important week thus far. The conference heavyweights (Stanford, Oregon, and Arizona) all won, though Arizona needed a late-game comeback to barely edge fledgling Cal. Sure, Oregon State lost a marquee matchup to Boise State, but most observers–us included–expected the Beavers to lose in Idaho, and that loss was more than made up for by the huge upset UCLA pulled off over Texas in the Longhorns’ building. Remember that Stanford beat UCLA 35-0 just two weeks ago, so the UCLA win gives the Cardinal a nice boost in the polls this week. The PAC-10 now has 4 AP poll top-25 teams (#5 Oregon, #9 Stanford, #14 Arizona, # 18 USC) and two teams in the top 10 (Oregon and Stanford).

Winner Loser What We Predicted
Stanford 37 Notre Dame 14 Stanford, 42-27
Boise State 37 Oregon State 24 Boise State
UCLA 34 Texas 12 Texas
Arizona 10 Cal 9 Arizona
Oregon 42 Arizona State 31 Oregon
USC 50 Washington State 16 USC
Our Record This Week: 5-1
Our Record This Season: 28-6 (.824)

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