Pac-10 predictions: Week 7

Went 4-1 last week -- darn you, USC defense! Feel free to go back and read all the mean things you wrote about my picks (sniffle).

Season record is 33-10.

Is he about to pick three road teams? Yes (but with plenty of trepidation).

California 28, USC 24: The Trojans' struggling defense is banged up, and the Bears have enough D to hold Matt Barkley and company in check.

Oregon State 33, Washington 30: Jacquizz Rodgers will get a breakout game against a Huskies run defense that yields 208 yards per game.

Arizona 38, Washington State 20: It will be another competitive performance by the Cougars until the physical, fast Wildcats assert themselves in the second half.