Exciting and thrilling games opened up the Pac 12 season with a bang Thursday and Friday but comes the big boys to excite us all on the weekend
The upcoming powerhouse UCLA Bruins visits Virginia Cavaliers to open up the season. This marks the first true away game for the Pac-12 of which there are only three for the whole conference on opening day. For UCLA this could be one of the best years in program history.
The Bruins are coming off their highest win-total campaign since 2005, they are the trendy pick to contend for the Pac-12 Conference Championship, and they are projected for a berth in the inaugural College Football Playoff. To accomplish all this however UCLA must live up to its lofty billing.
The Bruins come into 2014 loaded with talent, with 17 returning starters like Brett Hundley, Myles Jack, Eric Kendricks and others back in the fold this year.
All it could take is a win over Oregon and/or Stanford and UCLA could punch their ticket to the Pac-12 Championship game, and put them in a prime position for a spot in the annual CFB Playoff.
Their journey to a championship starts with a trip out to the East Coast to take on the Virginia Cavilers, who are looking to bounce back from a 2-10 finish last season. How will the Cavaliers fare against the Heisman candidate Brett Hundley and the Bruins? Even with home field advantage UCLA has the edge.
Prediction: UCLA 41, Virginia 20.
Looking back at the Pac-12 Thursday night games
Utah Utes demolished Idaho St. in a one-sided game 56-14
Washington State Cougars take a loss in high scoring nail biter against Rutgers 41-38
Arizona State Sun Devils dominate the weaker Weber State 45-14
Looking Back at the Pac-12 Friday night games
Colorado Buffaloes lost a 10 point lead in the first half and allowed 24 unanswered points to their rival Colorado State losing 31-17.
Arizona Wildcats look to hold the lead on the UNLV Rebels going into the 3rd quarter leading 38-13.
Pac-12 Saturday games are full of excitement here is the line-card
California vs Northwestern
Oregon State vs Portland State
#11 Stanford vs. UC Davis
#15 USC vs. Fresno State
#25 Washington vs Hawaii
#3 Oregon vs. South Dakota
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