The Arizona Wildcats are on a back to back road trip as they travel to the LA Coliseum to take on the USC Trojans. It is apparent that the Wildcats will not repeat as PAC 12 South Champions in 2015. The team is 2-4 in the PAC 12 and at 5-4 is not lock to get to six wins and earn a bowl berth. Wildcats have been horrid on the defensive side of the football.
In a victory to Colorado they still surrendered 31 points. Then they had consecutive losses to Washington St and last week at Washington. They dropped a 45-42 home decision to the Cougars to pretty much eliminate the team from the PAC South title with three losses in conference. Then on Halloween playing like a team disinterested in the rest of the season they travel to an offensively challenged Washington Huskies club and lose 49-3. This is with a freshman under center for the Huskies.
Now the Wildcats travel to SoCal to battle a senior quarterback who will most likely be earning a paycheck in the NFL next year in Cody Kessler. USC has some defensive issues that has led to their 5-3 overall mark. Kessler has done a good job engineering this Trojans offense. USC is the 17th best passing team from college football tossing for 313 yards a game. Kessler has thrown for 18 touchdowns and five picks on the campaign. He is completing 70.4% of his passes for 2268 yards. Against this bad Arizona defense Kessler will put up some big numbers for fantasy football GM’s.
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The UCLA Bruins are headed to the Pacific Northwest to meet the Oregon St Beavers. Bruins are on a two game win streak with wins at home to California and Colorado. With Utah and USC on the schedule the Bruins control their destiny for a PAC 12 South title with Arizona St floundering in recent weeks. The Bruins are a very good rushing team as they run for 282 yards this season. They are led by junior running back Paul Perkins who is coming off a 118 yard performance at home to Colorado last week.
With a freshman quarterback under center and playing on the road, look for the Bruins to lean on their run game this week and put the ball in the chest of Perkins. He had a good performance earlier in the season against BYU as he tallied 219 yards. Perkins has 872 rushing yards this season with nine touchdowns and 6.4 yards per carry average.
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A high scoring game is anticipated as the Oregon Ducks will be at home to face the California Golden Bears. Just looking at the Las Vegas sportsbook over under total in this game set at 75 ½ points should be an indicator of a game with some fantasy picks to select from. We have a California Golden Bears team that has improved this year as their quarterback Jared Goff hits his junior season.
The Oregon Ducks have digressed some as they have not replaced several impact defensive stars to their roster in recent years who have gone on to NFL careers. As a result, we find Oregon with already three losses with two losses in PAC 12 play. The Ducks have given up 42 or greater points in four of their eight games this year. Oregon is 126th in the nation in defending the pass. California is 12th in the nation in passing. The big play man in the receiving corps is senior Trevor Davis who is averaging 19 yards a catch.
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