In this episode of the Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back in studio talking about the first real week of Pac-12 football with the entire Conference of Champions in action with a variety of out of conference games. Last week we got a little taste of Pac-12 football with USC taking care of business against San Jose State. This week we get a lot more excitement starting on Thursday night when the Florida Gators make the trip to Salt Lake City to take on the Utah Utes. Kenny Dillingham also gets his head coaching career started on Thursday night when the Sun Devils host Southern Utah.
On Friday Stanford takes an interesting road trip to take on Hawaii, a team that fought hard in their week zero loss to Vanderbilt. Then on Saturday we have some cupcake games but also a few interesting contests including Colorado at TCU, Boise State at Washington, California visiting (!!!) North Texas and Washington State at (!!!) Colorado State. Opening weekend wraps up with a Sunday afternoon showdown with Oregon State visiting San Jose State. The Beavers should be great this season but this one is on the road, SJSU has already played a game and was within a touchdown against USC in the Coliseum.
The guys also discuss some of the other news and notes from around the conference including the bizarre self imposed postseason ban by Arizona State athletic director Ray Anderson and the Bay Area schools’ efforts to join the ACC.
As usual Ryan and Dave end the podcast answering listener emails and questions from the YouTube chat.
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Pac-12 Week 1 Picks:
- Florida at Utah (-4.5) – Ryan Utah, David Utah
- Southern Utah at ASU (-31) – Ryan ASU, David SUU
- Stanford at Hawaii (+3.5) – Ryan Stanford, David Hawaii
- Colorado at TCU (-20.5) – Ryan CU, David CU
- Portland State at Oregon (NL)
- Boise State at Washington (-14) – Ryan UW, David UW
- California at North Texas (+6.5) – Ryan Cal, David NT
- Nevada at USC (-38) – Ryan USC, Dave Nevada
- Washington State at Colorado State (+11) – Ryan CSU, David CSU
- Northern Arizona at Arizona (NL)
- Coastal Carolina at UCLA (-14.5) – Ryan UCLA, David CC
- Oregon State at San Jose State (+16.5) – Ryan SJSU, David SJSU
Season Totals: Ryan (0-1), David (1-0)
- Oregon State
- Washington State
- Arizona State
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