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Pac-12 Football Picks: Week Five

Who are the “experts” taking?

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The fifth week of college football is here and there are five juicy Pac-12 football match-ups on the schedule. The games really could go either way so let’s see what the BTD staff thinks...


  • Robert Ingle: 33-8 (last week = 5-1)
  • Brian Moore: 32-9 (Last week = 5-1)
  • Travis Johannes: 31-10 (Last week = 5-1)
  • Marcus Russell: 31-10 (Last week = 5-1)
  • Joe Londergan: 30-11 (Last week = 5-1)
  • Leo Castaneda: 27-14 (Last week = 4-2)

Friday, September 29th (7:30 PM PT, ESPN)


A Friday night showdown in Pullman, WA. Sounds like a perfect recipe for an upset. USC is slightly favored, but the majority of BTD believes in the Cougars.

Brian J. Moore: Washington State

Joe Londergan: Washington State

Leo Castaneda: Washington State

Marcus Russell: USC

Robert Ingle: USC

Travis Johannes: Washington State

Saturday, September 30th (1:00 PM PT, PAC-12 Network)


Arizona State struggled early in the season, but pulled off the upset against Oregon. Can they pull off another one? Maybe, but Stanford is favored by 17.

Brian J. Moore: Stanford

Joe Londergan: Stanford

Leo Castaneda: Stanford

Marcus Russell: Stanford

Robert Ingle: Stanford

Travis Johannes: Stanford

Saturday, September 30th (5:00 PM PT, Pac-12 Network)


The Beavers are back on the field! They host the Huskies and it might get ugly. But with an extra week to prepare and Garretson game ready I think we see a more competitive Oregon State team.

Brian J. Moore: Washington

Joe Londergan: Washington

Leo Castaneda: Washington

Marcus Russell: Washington

Robert Ingle: Washington

Travis Johannes: Washington

Saturday, September 30th (7:30 PM PT, ESPN2)

UCLA [2-2] v. COLORADO [3-1]

UCLA is favored by just over a touchdown and host the Buffs. This game feels like it’s headed to overtime for some reason.

Brian J. Moore: UCLA

Joe Londergan: UCLA

Leo Castaneda: Colorado

Marcus Russell: UCLA

Robert Ingle: UCLA

Travis Johannes: Colorado

Saturday, September 30th (7:30 PM PT, FS1)

OREGON [3-1] v. CAL [3-1]

The Ducks return to Autzen stadium after losing to the Sun Devils in Tempe. Can Cal hand them their second straight loss? Let’s hope so...

Brian J. Moore: Oregon

Joe Londergan: Oregon

Leo Castaneda: Oregon

Marcus Russell: Oregon

Robert Ingle: Oregon

Travis Johannes: Cal