Fast starts mean a lot in a sprint. But in a marathon, not so
football season isn’t a marathon –
unless you have to play, say, 11 consecutive weeks without a bye –
but it’s not a 60-meter dash either. Let’s call it a 5K.
That’s just long enough for my fast start to disappear in a
series of mediocre weeks. Like the last one. Oh well, the race goes
As always, the listed line is for your entertainment purposes
only. All games Saturday.
<b>California at USC (USC by 2.5):</b> With Oregon,
Oregon State and Arizona State still on the schedule, the Trojans
better make a stand now or the season is in the dumps. They will.
<b>Oregon State at Washington (pick ’em):</b> The
Beavers started as the favorite, but the loss of James Rodgers
seems to have made a difference. But it may not on the field. OSU
<b>Arizona at Washington State (Arizona by
23.5):</b> After last week’s home loss, the Wildcats take to
the road with a fury, and get after the quarterback with a
vengeance. Arizona 48-28.
<b>Last week:</b> 3-2 overall, 2-3 vs. spread;
Season: 35-8 overall, 20-14 vs. spread.