Pac-12 Football Predictions, Schedule – Week 9

Schedule and predictions for all Pac-12 football games in Week 9 of the 2016 season. The two division leaders will square off in Salt Lake City as Washington puts there undefeated record on the line against the Utes. 

Since the inception of the Pac-12 Championship Game in 2011, four times teams who met in the regular season squared off again for the title. Three of those times, the team that won the regular season matchup was victorious again in the title game clash.

If that holds true to form this year, Saturday’s meeting between undefeated Washington (the North division leader) and one-loss Utah (the South division leader) could serve as a predictor for who makes it to this year’s Rose Bowl. The Utes have only ever beaten the Huskies once in program history, although that win came last year in Seattle. Washington will not only have revenge on their mind, but the idea that every win gets them closer to a potential playoff birth.

In-state rival Washington State—Washington’s biggest challenger in the Pac-12 North—will look to continue its undefeated run in Pac-12 play when they head on the road to Corvallis to take on Oregon State. The Cougars feasted on the Beavers last season in Pullman, putting up 52 points and winning by three TDs. Washington will be favored to win all of their remaining game heading into the showdown for the Apple Cup in Pullman Week 13, so the Cougars will likely have to do the same if they want a chance at winning the division.

Pac-12 action begins Thursday night in LA when USC welcomes Cal in what is sure to be a barn burner. Below is the entire Pac-12 football schedule for Week 9, as well as predictions for each game.

Week 9 Pac-12 Football Predictions and Schedule

California at USC

Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 10:30 PM
Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Broadcast: ESPN

Pick: USC

Preview and Score Prediction: California vs. USC

Washington at Utah

Date: Saturday, October 29
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Rice-Eccles Stadium
Broadcast: FS1

Pick: Washington

Preview and Score Prediction: Washington vs. Utah

Arizona State at Oregon

Date: Saturday, October 29
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Autzen Stadium
Broadcast: Pac-12 Network

Pick: Oregon

Preview and Score Prediction: Arizona State vs. Oregon

Washington State at Oregon State

Date: Saturday, October 29
Time: 10:45 PM
Location: Reser Stadium
Broadcast: ESPN2

Pick: Washington State

Preview and Score Prediction: Washington State vs. Oregon State

Stanford at Arizona

Date: Saturday, October 29
Time: 11:00 PM
Location: Arizona Stadium
Broadcast: FS1

Pick: Stanford

Preview and Score Prediction: Stanford vs. Arizona