In this episode of the Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back in studio previewing a big week eight of Pac-12 football with games that could help continue to separate the contenders and the pretenders.
The action gets started on Saturday afternoon with Jake Dickert and Dan Lanning each looking to rebound as the Washington State Cougars head on the road to No. 9 Oregon. Oregon needs a win here to stay in contention for the Pac-12 title.
The marquee matchup on Saturday features the No. 14 Utah Utes playing at the No. 18 USC Trojans. Can the Utes continue to figure out how to make chicken salad out of whatever is available on offense? Can USC rebound after a blowout at Notre Dame?
In NorCal, all eyes will be on the No. 25 UCLA Bruins, who will look to rebound after a tough road loss against Oregon State in their matchup with Stanford. Stanford, meanwhile, is coming off a dramatic double-overtime road win against Colorado. Patsy no more?
Finally, No. 5 Washington will play host to Arizona State, which is coming off a bye week after playing competitive football in its last two games. Can the Sun Devils cover the spread, and put some fear into the Huskies?
The guys will preview all of the games and make their picks against the spread.
As usual Ryan and Dave end the podcast answering listener emails.
Survivor Pool Picks Week 8: Ryan DEAD, Dave Washington
Week 7 Totals: Ryan (1-4-1), David (3-2-1)
Season Totals: Ryan (24-23-1), David (28-19-1)
Pac-12 Week 8 Picks
12:30 p.m., ABC Washington State at No. 9 Oregon (-20) – Ryan (Oregon), Dave (Oregon)
5 p.m. FOX No. 14 Utah at No. 18 USC (-7) – Ryan (Utah), Dave (Utah)
7:30 p.m. ESPN No. 25 UCLA at Stanford (+17) – Ryan (UCLA), Dave (Stanford)
7:30 p.m. FS1 Arizona State at No. 5 Washington (-26.5) – Ryan (ASU), Dave (ASU)
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