Pac-10 predictions: Week 6

Went 2-2 last week. Season's record is 29-9.

Call this the week of risky picks

California 30, UCLA 24: Cal is tough at home and it should have a far better understanding of the pistol offense after the hard lesson it learned at Nevada.

Oregon 58, Washington State 20: Will this game still be interesting at halftime? Does coach Chip Kelly give Heisman Trophy candidate LaMichael James 25 carries to pad his stats?

Oregon State 27, Arizona 24: Toughest pick of the week. Zona Zoo is brutal, but the Beavers already have suffered through a pair of tough road tests. Got a sense that Beavers quarterback Ryan Katz found his rhythm last week. Part of this -- see below -- is a continued belief that Arizona State is a good team.

USC 35, Stanford 30: Everyone is writing off USC. When everybody thinks one thing, it's often worthwhile to go against the flow.

Arizona State 33, Washington 30: The Sun Devils have lost three close games to three good teams -- two on the road -- that would be favored versus the Huskies. Thus the pick. Huskies defense continues to be a concern.