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Football: Player Picks

With no game to play this weekend, Arizona football players finally have some time to relax and catch some other NCAA action. We’ve asked a few Wildcats to turn the tables and play the role of the pundit this weekend, predicting final scores of the upcoming Pacific 10 Conference games.

USC at California

Terrell Turner,

senior wide receiver

Winner: Cal

“”I think Cal’s defense is going to create some mismatches for USC’s offense and (the Bears’) home field advantage is big. It’s kind of hard playing in that stadium in front of their crowd. I’ll go Cal 24, USC 17.””

Washington State at Oregon

Colin Baxter,

junior center

Winner: Oregon

“”You know, Washington State is coming off that loss to (U)SC and Oregon has a pretty good-looking team. I haven’t really watched either one of the teams this year very much, but I think Oregon is going to come out on top in that one. Anyone has a shot any day, so you can’t say (Washington State) doesn’t have a shot. You play the game for a reason, but I wouldn’t say it’s looking good for them.””

UCLA at Stanford

Trevin Wade,

sophomore cornerback

Winner: Stanford

“”Probably go with Stanford because in their last game they were lookin’ pretty good. They’ve got nice special teams and Toby Gerhart runs pretty hard, so I think it’ll be them. Let’s go with Stanford 24, UCLA 21.””

Washington at Notre Dame

Donald Horton,

senior defensive tackle

Winner: Washington

“”I’m hoping that Notre Dame beats them, but I don’t know. Washington is pretty tough, man, we’re watching film on them. I think Washington will beat them, that’s what I think is going to happen. They just got beat and Jake Locker is a good quarterback. He leads the Pac-10 at 57 percent on third downs. If you’re holding the ball like that, that will just demoralize a team if you can’t get your defense off the field.””

Oregon State at Arizona State

Chris Gronkowski,

senior H-back

Winner: Oregon State

“”Uh oh, haven’t really seen ASU play this year but Oregon State’s going to put up some good numbers. They have a good offense, and those two Rodgers brothers back there are tearing it up and they’ll put up a good amount. I’m going to go with Oregon State for sure. I’ll go with Oregon State 33, and ASU something like 21.””

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