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November 20, 2010

PAC-10 Picks Week 12

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By The Daily Axe Staff
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Can Oregon State regroup at home against USC? (Image via Wikipedia)

Only 6 of the conference’s 10 teams play this week. Two (UCLA and Washington) faced off in a snoozer on Thursday night, and Washington prevailed, 24-7. Obviously, we won’t preview that game for you. We already provided our weekly Stanford game preview, which you can read here. That leaves us just one game to predict, so here it is.

  • USC at Oregon State: The Trojans head into Corvallis in the wake of a nice win last week at Arizona, while Oregon State’s last game was a humiliating loss to Washington State. USC still isn’t a great team and Oregon State still isn’t terrible, but it’s hard to imagine a completely deflated Beaver team regrouping and knocking off the men of Troy, who finally seem to be settling into something of a rhythm. USC continues to play sloppy defense, but the Beaver attack that looked so good on paper has put up an average of just 26 points per game, and a combined 28 points in their last two contests. Even with home field advantage (which didn’t help against Washington State) don’t expect Oregon State to win. USC wins by at least 2 touchdowns.

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