Pac-10 Tip Sheet

Pac-10 Tip Sheet

Pac-10 Tip Sheet
By Brad Young

**Washington at Southern Cal**

-The Las Vegas Hilton installed Southern Cal as a decided 44½-point home ‘chalk’ over Washington, with no total listed. FOX Sports Net will provide coverage of this contest beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.
   
-Washington (0-7 straight up, 1-6 against the spread) takes the field for the first time since head coach Tyrone Willingham announced his resignation effective at the end of the year. The Huskies downward spiral continued with their loss to Notre Dame last weekend as a 10-point home underdog, 33-7. The combined 40 points failed to eclipse the 54½-point closing total.

-Washington was dominated in first downs (25-9), rushing yards (252-26), passing yards (207-98) and time of possession (37:28-22:32). Signal caller Ronnie Fouch was 11-of-25 passing for 98 yards with a touchdown, while Terrance Dailey paced an anemic ground game with eight carries for 24 yards.

-Southern Cal (6-1 SU, 4-2 ATS) is off a hard-fought victory over Arizona last weekend as a 15-point road favorite, 17-10. The combined 27 points never seriously threatened the 52 ½-point closing total, helping the ‘under’ improve to 4-0 the past four outings with a total attached.

-The defense limited the Wildcats’ passing attack to just 88 yards, but the Trojans’ scoreless quarter streak ended at 10 when Arizona connected on a second-quarter field goal. Quarterback Mark Sanchez was 21-of-36 passing for 216 yards with a touchdown and an interception, while running back Stafon Johnson had 19 carries for 83 yards with a score.

-USC is 3-0 SU the previous three meetings with Washington, but 0-3 ATS after prevailing last year as a 20½-point road favorite, 27-24. The last two games in this series have been decided by a combined nine points.

-Washington defensive end Kalani Aldrich (undisclosed) is ‘questionable’ against the Trojans, while defensive back Victory Aiyewa (groin) and running back David Freeman (ankle) are ‘doubtful.’ Defensive lineman Senio Kelemete (knee) has been downgraded to ‘out.’

-USC wide receiver Vidal Hazelton (toe), defensive end Everson Griffen (toe), wide receiver Damian Williams (shoulder), defensive tackle Averell Spicer (ankle) and running back Marc Tyler (thigh) are ‘questionable’ versus the Huskies.

-Saturday’s forecast for Los Angeles, California calls for partly cloudy skies, with a high of 74 degrees and a low of 57.

**Oregon at California**

-The Las Vegas Hilton opened California as a three-point home favorite over Oregon, with the total set at 64½. ABC Sports starts its coverage of this contest at 3:30 p.m. ET.

-Oregon (6-2 SU, 4-4 ATS) routed Arizona State last weekend as a 3½-point road ‘chalk,’ 54-20. The combined 74 points soared ‘over’ the 54-point closing total.

-Quarterback Jeremiah Masoli was 17-of-26 passing for 147 yards with a touchdown and an interception, while rushing eight times for 85 yards and a score. The ground game racked up 304 yards on 43 carries for a 7.1 yards per carry average.

-California (5-2 SU and ATS) got back on the winning track by pummeling UCLA last weekend as a 19 ½-point home favorite, 41-20. The combined 61 points toppled the 51-point closing total, enabling the ‘over’ to improve to 4-1.

-The Golden Bears broke open a close contest with 24 points in the fourth quarter, finishing the game with advantages in first downs (18-11), rushing yards (232-16), turnovers forced (4-0) and time of possession (34:25-25:35). Quarterback Kevin Riley was 11-of-22 passing for 153 yards with two touchdowns, while Jahvid Best had 17 carries for 115 yards with a score.

-Cal has beaten Oregon SU and ATS the past two years after prevailing last year as a seven-point road underdog, 31-24. The combined 55 points never seriously threatened the 74-point closing total.

-Oregon linebacker Terrance Pritchett (suspension) and running back Remene Alston (foot) are expected to miss this matchup with the Golden Bears.

-Cal quarterback Kevin Riley (none) is expected to start against the Ducks, while running back Jahvid Best (ankle) is ‘probable.’ Kicker David Seawright (groin), offensive lineman Mike Tepper (pectoral) and defensive back Bernard Hicks (thigh) are ‘questionable,’ while offensive lineman Matt Laird (shoulder) and Chet Teofilo (ankle) are ‘doubtful.’

-Saturday’s forecast for Berkeley, California calls for a 70 percent chance of rain with high winds. The high is projected to be 63 degrees with a low of 54.

**Washington State at Stanford**

-The Las Vegas Hilton lists Stanford as a 30½-point home ‘chalk’ over Washington State with no total posted. This Pac-10 affair is scheduled to kickoff at 5:00 p.m. ET.

-Washington State (1-7 SU, 0-7 ATS) is coming off a bye week after getting dominated by Southern Cal Oct. 18 as a 42-point home underdog, 69-0. There was no total on that contest.

-The Cougars were on the short end of first downs (28-4), rushing yards (362-88), passing yards (263-28) and turnovers forced (3-0). Signal caller Kevin Lopina completed 6-of-9 passes for 28 yards with an interception, while Logwone Mitz had 19 carries for 52 yards.

-Stanford (4-4 SU and ATS), also coming off its bye week, has alternated wins and losses SU and ATS its last four games after falling to UCLA two weeks ago as a 2 ½-point road underdog, 23-20. The combined 43 points went ‘under’ the 46½-point closing total.

-Signal caller Tavita Pritchard completed 5-of-12 passes for 51 yards and an interception, while Toby Gerhart paced the ground game with 27 carries for 138 yards with two touchdowns.

-Washington State has beaten Stanford SU and ATS the past two years after prevailing last season as an 11½-point home favorite, 33-17. The combined 50 points went ‘under’ the 52-point closing total.

-Washington State offensive linemen Steven Ayers (neck) and Vaughn Lesuma (shoulder) are ‘questionable’ versus the Cardinal, while running back Dwight Tardy (knee), running back Chris Ivory (hamstring) and tight end Devin Frischknecht (ankle) are ‘doubtful.’

-Stanford offensive lineman Chase Beeler (ankle) is ‘questionable’ against the Cougars, while defensive lineman Levirt Griffin (knee) and offensive lineman Chris Marinelli (shoulder) are ‘out.’

-Saturday’s forecast for Palo Alto, California calls for high winds and a 70 percent chance of showers. The high is projected to be 65 degrees, with a low of 51.

**Arizona State at Oregon State**

-The Las Vegas Hilton installed Oregon State as a 14½-point home favorite over Arizona State, with the total listed at 53½. FOX Sports Net will provide coverage of this contest beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET.

-Arizona State (2-5 SU, 1-4 ATS) is currently mired in a five-game SU losing skid (0-4-1 ATS) after getting roughed up by Oregon last weekend as a 3½-point home underdog, 54-20. The combined 74 points soared ‘over’ the 54-point closing total.

-Quarterback Rudy Carpenter was 17-of-33 passing for 146 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Freshman running back Ryan Bass had 10 carries for 56 yards, while wideout Nate Kimbrough caught four passes for 66 yards in the setback.

-Oregon State (4-3 SU, 5-2 ATS), coming off its bye week, has won two games in a row SU and five consecutive contests ATS. The Beavers upended Washington Oct. 18 as a 16 ½-point road ‘chalk,’ 34-13. There was no total on that matchup.

-Quarterback Lyle Moevao completed 18-of-22 passes for 191 yards with a touchdown. Wideout James Rodgers ran three times for 110 yards and two scores while catching three passes for 53 yards and a touchdown.

-The Sun Devils are 3-1 SU and ATS the past four encounters with Oregon State after winning last year as an 11 ½-point home ‘chalk,’ 44-32. The combined 76 points eclipsed the 52-point closing total.

-Arizona State safety Troy Nolan (leg) is ‘probable’ versus the Beavers, while running back Jarrell Woods (ankle) is ‘questionable.’

-Oregon State tackle Tavita Thompson (academics) is ‘probable’ against the Sun Devils, while cornerback James Dockery (knee) and tight end Gabe Miller (groin) are ‘questionable.’

-Saturday’s forecast for Corvallis, Oregon calls for a 40 percent chance of showers, with a high of 63 degrees and a low of 46.

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