Week nine was not kind to the BTD picks crew. All six of the “experts” split the week 3-3. As a result, poobah Brian is still in the lead with a respectable 76% pick accuracy on the season. Week 10 brings a slate of close games and SPOILER some Oregon State win predictions???
Brian Moore: 52-16 (Last week = 3-3)
Robert Ingle: 51-17 (last week = 3-3)
Joe Londergan: 49-19 (Last week = 3-3)
Marcus Russell: 48-20 (Last week = 3-3)
Travis Johannes: 46-22 (Last week = 3-3)
Leo Castaneda: 44-24 (Last week = 3-3)
Friday, November 3rd (6:30 PM PT, FS1)
UCLA [4-4] v. UTAH [4-4]
The first of many toss-ups this week...through their last five games, the Bruins have been winning every other game— alternating between winning the home games and losing the road ones. On Saturday, they will be on the road against the Utes who are hoping to halt a four-game slide following their now impressive win against Arizona back in September.
Brian J. Moore: UCLA
Joe Londergan: Utah
Leo Castaneda: Utah
Marcus Russell: UCLA
Robert Ingle: Utah
Travis Johannes: Utah
Saturday, November 4th (12:30 PM PT, Fox)
Stanford [6-2] v. Washington State [7-2]
Stanford has been mediocre on the road whereas Washington State is 6-0 at home. Stanford gets a boost with the likely return of RB Bryce Love, but will that be enough to overcome the home field advantage of Pullman, WA?
Brian J. Moore: Washington State
Joe Londergan: Washington State
Leo Castaneda: Stanford
Marcus Russell: Stanford
Robert Ingle: Washington State
Travis Johannes: Stanford
Saturday, November 4th (2:00 PM PT, PAC12)
Oregon State [1-7] v. California [4-5]
The Beavers showed some life against Stanford at home last week. They travel to Berkeley, CA in hopes of getting a signature road win for Interim Head Coach Cory Hall. The Golden Bears lost to Colorado last week but have some confidence following a dominant win over WSU and a heartbreaking 2OT loss to Arizona.
Brian J. Moore: Oregon State
Joe Londergan: California
Leo Castaneda: Oregon State
Marcus Russell: California
Robert Ingle: California
Travis Johannes: Oregon State
Saturday, November 4th (6:00 PM PT, PAC12)
Colorado [5-4] v. Arizona State [4-4]
Colorado bounced back last week to beat Cal, but the Buffs have struggled offensively at times this season. Arizona State took a step back losing to USC after beating Oregon, Washington, and Utah the weeks prior. Another toss-up game as the winner will likely be whoever can keep their offense rolling in a potential shootout.
Brian J. Moore: Arizona State
Joe Londergan: Arizona State
Leo Castaneda: Arizona State
Marcus Russell: Colorado
Robert Ingle: Arizona State
Travis Johannes: Colorado
Saturday, November 4th (7:00 PM PT, FS1)
Oregon [5-4] v. Washington [7-1]
The schmucks had ruled the rivalry for nearly the past twelve years until last season when Washington released over a decade of frustration in the 70-21 thumping at Autzen. Washington looks to add a consecutive win to keep itself in the hunt for the college football playoff while the schmucks try to play spoiler.
Brian J. Moore: Washington
Joe Londergan: Washington
Leo Castaneda: Washington
Marcus Russell: Washington
Robert Ingle: Washington
Travis Johannes: Washington
Saturday, November 4th (7:45 PM PT, ESPN)
Arizona [6-2] v. USC [7-2]
The surprise team of the Pac-12, Arizona, has been riding high on the play of sophomore QB Khalil Tate since he took over on Oct 7. USC must slow down Tate if they hope to stay on track as the leader in the Pac-12 south. Will the Wildcats continue to ‘Bear Down’ in November?