TV Schedule: Saturday, Oct. 10, 10:00 p.m. ET, ESPN
Stadium: Rice-Eccles Stadium
There are only two undefeated teams left in the Pac-12 — and you are looking right at them.
That’s right, the California Golden Bears and Utah Utes are the only undefeated teams in the Pac-12, and they could also be the conference’s best chance at getting a team in the College Football Playoff. Then again, squads like the USC Trojans and Stanford Cardinal still have a chance.
Utah shot up the rankings this past week … and it didn’t even play. That’s because this past week consisted of top 25 teams losing like it was the cool thing to do. Of course, that win against the Michigan Wolverines is looking better and better. Utah did knock off the Oregon Ducks by the score of 62-20 in its last contest as well.
As for Cal, it really doesn’t have a marquee win, but it does have QB Jared Goff, who just so happens to be a Heisman contender and could end up going very high in the 2016 NFL Draft.
As is usually the case, if the Utes can stop Goff, they will have no problem capturing the W in front of their fans. However, stopping a future NFL QB is no cakewalk.
The Utes are a great team, and they could end up winning by 20+, but I am going to try and shake things up here a bit. Goff, I am expecting a monster game from you.
Here’s to hoping the upset actually happens.
PREDICTION: Golden Bears 35, Utes 28