Found September 25, 2013 on Football Nation:
The Pac-12 opens its first full slate of conference games this week and college football fans are in for some entertaining matchups.While there will be some blowouts, most of the games are evenly matched and as always in the Pac-12 there will be some surprises this week.Here are this week's Pac-12 games starting with the least competitive matchups and working up to the most exciting game of the week.California (1-2) at No. 2 Oregon (3-0): Oregon will dominate this one. Cal has freshman sensation Jared Goff at quarterback, but that won't be nearly enough against a Duck defense that is only giving up 9 points a game.Goff is averaging 435 ypg passing and has 7 TDs but Oregon's offense is averaging a whopping 672 ypg in total offense. Throw in the fact that Cal is surrendering 42 ppg to opponents, and this game will be over in the first quarter. This will be the only blow out in the Pac-12 this week. Ducks will roll in Autzen Stadium. Arizona (3-0) at No. 16 Washington (3-0)...

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