Chris Polk

Washington’s Chris Polk feels strong in the black uniforms.
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No bye weeks! No Thursday games! No non-league contests!

TWIT-Pac is proud to present the first six-conference-game Saturday in the history of the Pac-12!

Are you free on this weekend? You’d better be. No pumpkin patches, no Halloween parties, no ostrich ranches. Clear your schedule and prepare yourself to soak in all 12 Pac teams doing battle with conference foes on the same day.

The TV schedule looks like this (all times Arizona/Pacific):

Date Away Home Time TV
Sat Oct 29 WSU Oregon 12 p.m. FSN
  Colorado ASU 3:30 p.m. FSAZ
  Cal UCLA 4 p.m. Prime Ticket
  OSU Utah 4 p.m. ROOT NW
  Stanford USC 5 p.m. ABC/ESPN3
  ARIZONA Washington 7:30 p.m. FSN

WSU (3-4 / 1-3) at Oregon (6-1 / 4-0)
Since losing to LSU the Ducks have scored 52 points per game and have won by an average of five touchdowns. That’s so good I don’t have a joke.

Who do Wildcat fans want to win?
WSU. They would give Paul Wulff a contract extension on the spot.

Colorado (1-7 / 0-4) at ASU (5-2 / 3-1)
OK, I didn’t say these were going to be competitive conference games.

Who do Wildcat fans want to win?
Colorado. If it hurts too much to see the Sun Devils do well you can switch over to…

Cal (4-3 / 1-3) at UCLA (3-4 / 2-2)
The Pac-12 Hot Seat Game of the Week! The Bruins have alternated losses and wins the entire season. Do you bet the farm on them this week since they’re coming off a loss?

Who do Wildcat fans want to win?
UCLA. This is your time, Rick Neuheisel! Cal hasn’t won a (real) Pac-12 game on the road. Tim Kish isn’t coaching the other team. You can do it!

OSU (2-5 / 2-2) at Utah (3-4 / 0-4)
On paper the Utes are about to go on a major run to salvage their season. But the Beavers don’t often do what they’re supposed to do.

Who do Wildcat fans want to win?
OSU. Order up some more late-season magic for Mike Riley.

Stanford (7-0 / 5-0) at USC (6-1 / 3-1)
USC looks like it has improved since getting spanked by ASU, but Notre Dame isn’t exactly Stanford. Can the Trojans announce they are (temporarily) back?

Who do Wildcat fans want to win?
Stanford. The Cardinal made some national noise with their 446 rushing yards against Washington. A loss would take the Pac-12 off the map entirely.

ARIZONA (2-5 / 1-4) at Washington (5-2 / 3-1)
Washington is 11th in the Pac-12 in pass defense. Arizona is 12th. Nick Foles leads the conference in passing yards. Keith Price is second in the league in pass efficiency. Oh, and Chris Polk leads the conference in rushing. This will not be a battle of field goals.

Do we really know how good Washington is yet? They got throttled by Stanford last week and they haven’t played Oregon or USC. They beat Cal, Utah and Colorado. The Huskies could be really good or they could drop back to mediocrity in a hurry.

The hope is Washington responds to the Stanford loss like Arizona did last year, where a team got off to a hot start with a light schedule but was brought down to earth in a big way and never recovered.

It turns out a 1st quarter lead last week did turn the Cats into an unstoppable machine of gridiron domination. I’m not expecting anything like a 42-point half this week so if the UA is going to pull it off the Wildcats will have to play (and win) their first close game of the year.

Tim Kish’s perfect record depends on it.

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