Pac-10 predictions: Week 13

Went 2-1 last week. Anybody go 3-0? The season record is now 50-17.


Arizona State 27, UCLA 17: The Sun Devils will survive this bowl elimination game because they are at home. And they are better than their 4-6 record.

Oregon 38, Arizona 28: Expect a familiar pattern in which Oregon eventually asserts itself in the fourth quarter. But also expect this one to be hard-fought and competitive for three quarters.


California 24, Washington 20: Another bowl elimination game. Huskies QB Jake Locker ripped Cal apart last year, so expect the Bears defense to want revenge. Can the Bears score enough to win? They should be able to at home against the Huskies' struggling D.

Stanford 41, Oregon State 21: A week ago, this felt like a gimme. Not so much now with how the Beavers whipped USC. Still, the Beavers will have a hard time duplicating their emotional peak on the road, and the Cardinal is too physical on both lines.

Notre Dame 28, USC 24: Notre Dame's defense has been playing better, and the Trojans offense looked terrible at Oregon State. And will QB Matt Barkley be able to play? Notre Dame has lost eight straight to the Trojans, which ties a school record for consecutive losses to an opponent, but the Irish will not lose a ninth.