In this episode of The Tyler Turner Show, Ty Turner recaps the Oregon Ducks and California game where Cal surprisingly defeated the Ducks. Also, Ty recaps PAC-12 and Big 10 from this past weekend.
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Also check us out at sports cast net. Check us out also on the iOS app store to sports cast. Hey guys, I’m gonna turn my video on here. Long time no speak. No See, speak see. I’m a little big 10 Pac 12 preview. I know that you guys are all excited it’s heading towards the end of the season. It is going to be the final week of both the big 10 Pac 12 before championship week. I know the big 10 for sure as agreed to do one versus one two verse two format I did not so sure about that. I don’t think they necessarily have agreed to do that. There’s there’s obviously been a lot of conflict about it they’re gonna have division top two division teams play for title or just because of the just a weird situation that’s over there. So few games cancellations, the records just being an overall mess. Um I guess I’m gonna first hit up I’m gonna talk more about the PAC 12 but I guess I’ll first hit up the big 10 I’m week 14. do watch a lot of the big 10 matchup so of watch a lot more of the PAC 12 but I did see a little one I’m going to give what I believe to be the case right now the big 10 Big 10 West you had Nebraska defeated Purdue um Nebraska hasn’t had a great year. There are two and four. I’m supposed to play Minnesota this week. They have played after a rough start they have played better as a season I believe they won the third game and now that would be they won their six there’s still a very good team but they be produced produce a very good day when the first couple games they have not one sense i’m also in the West Iowa Now I was a good store for you We did a lot offseason issues and they had their strength and conditioning coach get fired Shawn Doyle, one of the best free three day shooting coaches in college football he got fired due to some some behavior that was accused basically accused by former AI players. Good friends had some blog, players x players that petitioned to have him fired. It was pretty kind of ugly Aussies and fry wah. I didn’t think they’re gonna be very good this year because of it because I just thought the off field turmoil. But cook Ferenc can coach and he proved that he lost his first two games, two very close games last by like a couple points to Purdue and a game that they would win now. And then they lost to like a last second kind of game to Northwestern since they really bought five victories. They’re rated number 19 in the college football playoff I think because of some of the losses they’re going to bump up. They have a chance to win not only obviously win this week, we’ll see you they play it all they play Wisconsin, and they might be Wisconsin, Wisconsin, stuff like that. Well I tend to lean I wonder if I will Can you know win another game go to championship week win the game they could possibly see themselves in a New Years six. I actually think as of today now there’s the whole Ohio State if they miss another game with Ohio State possibly not be allowed to play in the big 10 championship. We’ll see. As of today, I believe it would be I was if I obese Wisconsin, even if they don’t beat Wisconsin. It’s Wisconsin’s mystery Oh yeah, Wisconsin. Day First of all, can I play with the big 10 title and I don’t think they would even be second because they’ve only they’re gonna only end up playing five games in the big 10 so I think I was pretty much locked up the number two. I went Indiana, which is a great game. We’ll I think the winner will play in the near six. Um, I actually think there’s a better chance Northwestern has won the West. Um, they didn’t add last week didn’t play last week’s game they had a canceled because of the COVID situation with the Minnesota gophers. I believe they’re pushing that makes six in one they played this week against. We’ve seen Northwestern plays.
Illinois, I’d pick northern Northwestern Illinois on a very good team. But I think if Northwestern loses, which I picked him to do, especially if they play Ohio State, I think they’ll lose um, it probably knocked them out of the new year six and I believe the winner of Indiana Iowa plays in the year six, the loser would probably get knocked out is to top 12 in the rankings. You obviously have the champions of the five power five conferences and the highest rated group of five team and then the other six are at large and I believe if you fall within the top 12 of the rankings I believe you’re automatically in and a new year six bowl. So I believe the winner of Indiana as long as I will be Wisconsin this week. I believe the winner of Indiana versus I will play in the near six games. I’m so good but pressive just go back to that press the victory another victory by Iowa. You know they’re playing good on both sides of all it they’re pretty good in Indiana beat Wisconsin another great victory Bay Indiana great job that Tom Allen’s done. You know what some good games played Ohio State a heck of a game at some point loss had the shoe. Like I said, I think if they win this week, going into that final championship weekend, they are going to be playing for a new year six bowl if Ohio State cannot go against Michigan and the big 10 sticks to their guns and says that that would be eligible for the big 10 champs you’d be have to play at least six games. Ohio State would not be eligible and it’d be Indiana versus Northwestern for the PAC 12 I’m sorry. Now for the big 10 title. Um, and while well that’d be awesome. Indiana was the big 10 champion it’d be kind of a glitch because I do really truly believe that the number one team in the big 10 is definitely Ohio State um you know as you probably still would we call triple wealth I didn’t get five minutes still and they’re gonna play someone championship we probably Wisconsin, because they’re not that big 10 eligible or something. So I believe it’ll be hyoe state ultimately that if their lungs are undefeated, I believe they’ll make college football playoff in this weird, wonky strange God football season. It’s weird, so weird. I don’t really have any more to say about any other games. Penn State won the second game in a row. Rutgers is you know, still just lacking some talent. Um, and then Ohio State just blew out Michigan State Ohio State a bunch of players out due to COVID COACH RYAN day was out there missing three offensive linemen missing one of the linebackers safety and they still just smoke them off field. Michigan state’s not very good. And they kind of goes with what I it when it comes to both the big 10 Pac 12 I just don’t think the plays been very good. I think the capitalization or the postponement of the season, then they obviously did decide to come back. I just think it threw teams off. It’s just not been very good, honestly, just is very talented. And they’ve won the Best rosters in college football, not just in the PAC 12. So, you know, because of that, I think didn’t able to sustain I still don’t think for a lot of their games. They’ve looked quite as good as they is they probably are. I still think teams are, you know, you’ve your great talent. They were able to do it. And then Michigan’s underperformed, Scotland’s underperformed Penn State’s underperform, and then some teams that I just think have really good coaches that that just you know, they’re just consistent. They just play to who they are. Indiana tell Madeline Kirk referrence Iowa, Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern good coaches, they just this is who we are. This is our identity and they just kind of play that every single year. Tough. run the football hard knows the line of scrimmage solid defense. They get their type of guys in the program. They’ve been successful. And it’s not surprising because in a year that’s wonky, just sir consistent coaching staff and a consistent organization and consistent teams going to probably have the most success. And you’ve seen teams with maybe actually better talent arm in probably more guys they can play at the NFL level. I’m like a Michigan Penn State, Wisconsin, I made rosters I think a better players
I think the wonky season and he guys kind of checked out maybe they like they did. Penn State as a big OPT outs. Michael Parsons, Pat fire Muth Michigan add ambree Jones and and Nico Collins. So they lost really good players to opting out because there’s like, I don’t want to deal with this crap, I can go to a thought, like oh anyways, and I think it’s affected the whole organization of the team and the culture of the team. And just haven’t as good as having back to off to me my team split route for Oregon. I’ve seen just those OPT outs their loss to go along with the put just an overall loss last year, maybe young talented team probably better than than anyone else. The backdrop in Vegas haven’t been very consistent, haven’t played very well. So that’s my thought on the big 10. I don’t really have anything more online quickly because this is a shorter podcast as I go on later, on the final week of the regular season before championship weekend, Illinois versus Northwestern, I really think Northwestern. The thing about Northwestern is they don’t have a lot on offense, and you saw them get upset by Michigan State. Because of that. They’ve added a lot of close games, you never know they don’t have a ton of talent on offense, they don’t have a ton of firepower. And when it is that way, make a couple mistakes and all the sudden you find yourself being upset and that’s what happened. Michigan versus Ohio State if this game happens to last it blows my field. I don’t know Michigan did play this week because of COVID we will see coming up on Minnesota versus Nebraska. Um That’s another game I’m not totally sure what’s going to happen to the COVID situation in Minnesota. These two teams have been just pretty inconsistent. I think everyone’s very good. Um, I I guess cuz Nebraska go Nebraska and because of a deal with COVID. Maybe they’ll shorthanded? The result is that carbs is COVID. From the beginning, it’s been really unfortunate that it really affected the overall team. Rutgers versus Maryland, Maryland did our team struggle with COVID?
what is Maryland’s record by the way? 14, Maryland or their their game canceled, Maryland’s another team. Ouch. They’ve only played four games. They’re not eligible. So they’re another team just like Wisconsin that’s not eligible for big 10 championship game. And they’re obviously on opposite sides. Actually, as of today, they would probably be playing each other. Well, I’ll state my jump in there if their game is canceled. Um I would probably say I will get the wrong week up 16 times to get up. Nope. 15 or up. I’m okay. I’m going to say so I go Northwestern Ohio State and once again, I don’t know if all these games are gonna happen. Because none have been canceled so far. Victims at eight games canceled and they have not had any makeups so eight games canceled no makeups on the big 10 side, different backdrop. I’ll get that admit. Um, I am going to go Maryland. I think they’re better. It’s tough. I don’t think that been a bad team this year. They’ve had a lot of COVID issues. So they did win I think that makes them go to Michigan State vs Penn State. Penn State has played a little better and he must have been able to get them a little last couple weeks Michigan and Rutgers they play pretty well and one pretty easily, I should say so I’ll be very good if somehow beat Northwestern Michigan. Is Northwestern made some mistakes and like I said that a lot offense. I can say once ladyfish season off strong, stronger, strong on it. Then Purdue versus Indiana. I ran Indiana produce up land very well right now Indiana is a good game. You know, playing good defense. backup quarterback Michael Phoenix went out with an ACL surgery jack Tuttle comes in I thought he was decent enough see and he was a pretty highly regarded recruit out of high school went to Utah transfer our to Indiana. Um, I think that’s pretty good. So and then Wisconsin versus Iowa, Wisconsin. All I said they have not been as good as I thought they would. The COVID I think through that team off I think they had when I saw him there will be weak and grammars looking good. Since then the office just has not been in sync Dave’s div just trust struggle. They’re consistently really doing anything effectively, especially when it comes to efficiency in the redzone. Um, I think I was pretty good. It’s at Iowa. Um, the big 10 I’d have to look at it again, big 10 there was not much for some reason the back wall despite No fans, the home team has definitely been more successful. I’m big 10 it was pretty even when I last checked out after look into it more recently, but it was not much of a it was basically 5050. Um, I’m gonna go with Scott elesa IRA, I think I was gonna win, but it would I wouldn’t be totally shocked Wisconsin. By blue matter what I will play the number two team which I hope is Indiana. That’s a good game. And as long as I will be Wisconsin, Indiana wins this week. They play for a new year six bowl. That’s a hell of rice for those two teams. That’s tremendous. Possibly I could see them playing in the festival. I guess maybe the PAC 12 champion I could totally see that’d be the game you’d like to, you know, link, big 10 Pac 12 I was like doing that. So odds as I could totally see the winner going out and playing the PAC 12 champion. Speaking of which, let’s head out to the PAC 12. Let’s go over what happened this past week. Um, and what this conference looks like moving forwards. They actually did not have any cancellations actually have been terrible first four weeks, they had nine cancellations. Like I said there’s eight for the big 10 after seven weeks to four weeks, back to all nine bid none last week. One thing that actually did better than the big 10 was they scheduled some makeup games. So they nine cancellations. But they had two conference makeup games. And they had one non conference makeup game Colorado or San Diego State. So they made up three games. So that’s total if you’re doing the net ones a non conference was half, they basically lost nine got back 2.5 so they lost the net of 6.5. The big 10 lost eight and they have made up any. So despite the big 10 starting earlier, there is a chance we there’s still a couple weeks left. Um, but there is a chance that the PAC 12
actually does end up missing and just thinking if they can make up maybe they missed another game or two. And the big the big 10 just keeps on just like canceled canceled. The Pac 12 actually could end up not having any games canceled, which is good for them to the fact that they started two weeks later, they were already way behind a fall I don’t believe they’re gonna have a college football team. But I wouldn’t rule it out because USC who came in as a number two best second number two team in the PAC 12 did not play good the first few weeks. They have last couple weeks they are undefeated. If they were able to go six No. Yeah, never know. I think it’s doubtful. I would can put it in extremely unlikely especially now that you know that basically Alabama, Florida, Clemson eight Notre Dame, there’s a good chance that three, maybe four for those teams. Because walkway off on the floor is Alabama and Clemson beats your name. Forget it. Those are the four seams. I think from what you’ve seen this year, I think is left out. Unfortunately, because they only played six games. In this era of Alabama wins. clemson wins then I think it’d be Clemson Notre Dame Alabama and then I think it would be a wild state. If I stare I’m looking at is if Notre Dame wins, Alabama wins, then it’ll probably just be Alabama Notre Dame, then you’re looking at Texas a&m, who had another game canceled. So I don’t know if they’re gonna play again. I think their season might be done. They might do makeup game. But they’ve only played eight games. So they’re going to play at most Nine, eight to nine games. In that scenario, so I’m just breaking this down real time. Yeah, all them limbs or their conference. Notre Dame beats Clemson again. Um, so then in the you have, let’s say, just give out on the field. Ohio city. gaago has state who is number four. Is it a one loss Texas a&m who doesn’t win their conference? Or is it Danny, let’s just say they’re undefeated? Or is it USC? undefeated in the PAC 12. And then the other one would be maybe a two loss big 12. I mean, in that scenario, I think you maybe just do one of those eliminate that someone didn’t win their conference to get rid of a Texas a&m eliminate arm. Anyone with two losses you eliminate Notre Dame and then it’s the Power Five versus the non power five they get the edge I’m just saying I don’t think nor from USC they did look better does Washington State I still don’t think and I’m actually in a second go through it I actually don’t think the UFC wins this weekend. I actually think UFC beats are used to use ABC as well you will see might be USD that might be Reason No I shouldn’t UCLA made so I actually it haven’t raised any more than just USD beton themselves. Um I actually think anyways, so then I added this on board but if you see one thing the circumstance in scenario they said Alabama wins out Notre Dame wins out
I could see USC getting the nod over a one loss a&m a two loss to say quote unquote, Oklahoma and an undefeated but not a group of five Cincinnati. I guess he has he been getting the plat. I could say I really good. I don’t necessarily think he was he should and I think they would get really throttled by norderney But well, actually, no, it’d be Alabama. It um, Alabama. He gets all by name this year too. Um, but we’ll see. We’ll see. Um That’s the scenario but anyways, going back to the PAC 12 this week, your CB Washington state that was a Sunday game 38 to six no 30 it was 3830 it was 3813 ended up um I think the second half was it like 30 I think it was 38 it was like 35 to six and a half and then it was like I saw I was like I have no one did anything. I can’t turn it off because it was it was pretty redundant. You see what I like about I actually think they don’t have bad defense they force turnovers on they get after the quarterback. They’re good again. They’re overall they’re good enough to pass and we’ll give a bunch of big plays in the past game. The run defense not as much the last two weeks the first two weeks they did get run off a little bit or Arizona and Arizona State ran on the defense and I still think of a team can like the problem with Utah and Washington state they both had a combined nine turnovers five by yutan four by Washington say when you turn the ball over your your mind I mean they drop they got behind and it made it hard to just come back but if you can consistently run on USC arm to get ahead of change you can run on them a little bit and that’s what you saw Arizona and Arizona state they don’t have a terrific run defense their linebackers are not they’re not there they missed quite a few tackles get out position a little bit there’s a little bit of a run fit issue you can run and yeah I that’s why so I’ll just that I’ll just do that game next anyways. You’ll see is not bad. I can solve this one the best quarterbacks in big in the PAC 12 they have a terrific writer receiver core and on Rossi Brown, London and Bru McCoy and Tyler Vaughn’s and Gary Bryan Jr. and they just their overall skill position talents, very good and same thing with the defensive side of the ball, telenovela and fungus the best defensive back I think overall Maybe Mr. Elijah molden in the whole conference um they got a column out i think is the other safety he’s a solid player in good corners Elijah Griffin and chrissteele I think they’re amazing but they’re they’re solid corners Um, so I overall think it’s a pretty decent team they have to quarterback Drake one I’m sorry Drake Jackson is it can get quarterback so I think it’s a solid team. But stopping the run and then on offense, they can’t run the ball worth crap. I’ve seen him play Arizona state they couldn’t run Arizona they couldn’t run against Utah they struggle with the head zero yards yesterday against on Washington state they do not run the ball very well. Now it’s their raid set really predicated on the run game but they’re, I think if they play Washington in particular, Oregon, Oregon, that’s my team but my goodness of infrastructure, but anyways, Washington particular Washington, I could see being like, you know what we’re gonna make you run like pretty much did put six seven guys into coverage. I’m basically out number them in coverage. And Washington is very good past defense say of Jimmy lake was a defensive back coach, defense coordinator pass game coordinator and they have some really good players like moulden Tj McDuffie, Kyle Gordon, these are three of the Keith Taylor. This is some of the best defensive backs in the PAC 12 consider giving USC just a pretty tough time I could see them having to run and that’s not their identity I don’t think they’re they run the ball that well as their offensive lines very good running the ball. And and remember when you’re practicing they’re practicing it’s error rate this is you are practicing the original really practicing going downhill. And if they’re forced to throw when the numbers are not there advance at five guys on a route and use seven guys in dropping back. I’m sure basically saying hey,
you gotta find open guys, that’s middle difficult. And that’s where I could see USC just I could see they’re often just struggling. That’s why their offense probably overall efficiency, I believe is like yards there first in the conference, but I think overall efficiency I think their fourth or fifth for offense on their defense is actually much higher rated when it comes overall efficiency. So and I would say overall, just a lack of being able to run I think it’s a huge problem for USC and I think that would come to fruition against kind of any like, it’s well it’s going to be either Oregon or Washington on Oregon’s defense just spent maybe played better in scouts so good segue into that. Oregon lost a cow. In Oregon, my team defending Pac 12 champions, the highest rated team come into this season, a team that I think many people considered possible College Football Playoff, the OPT outs, it just hurt them panic it just it just the leadership the overall talented players they lost specially in defensive backfield. Their defense for the most part has not been very good this year. They did play much better last game. Unfortunately the offense which had been very good, had been pretty much number one in every syscall area in the back 12 they decided to not play a very good game. So Tyler Chuck or your Vic did not play very well. They didn’t necessarily run the ball while I turned ball over a couple times really key turnovers both on the plus side also had a turnover and down down in the red zone. Um fun with the ball at the end of the end of the fourth quarter that ended up being this game sealing play jazz a third quarter ball fumble that, um, I think there just weren’t very good offensively they’re defensive defensively, they actually held them to under 300 yards. They held them to like for 4.1 yards per play. Honestly, the one of the drives ended up in a touchdown. If it wasn’t for like three stupid penalties by Oregon too many men on the field unsportsmanlike conduct and then a horrible fourth down pass interference call that was not pass interference. Um Oregon really did they gave up very few big plays he gave a couple big plays again were through the air and once again it said defensive backfield to safety group that they just haven’t been very good. I just state they’re not very good back there. And that is if like sec Oregon wins this week, which actually I’m gonna pick them to win hold me home or call one one I’m gonna pick them the ones that means they win the north and they play and I actually think thirdly USC even though I think you’re gonna lose this week so I’ll say that where I struggled to pick Oregon as their secondary like I mean it but they’re not that good against the run either. So even though USC is not that good against the run, and there have not been that good again after the quarterback and once again they were better last game had four sacks they had seven tackles for loss 30 minutes as a whole set again after quarterback causing havoc and on in the run game. I’m not forcing first turnovers other than UCLA. They have not they’ve been terrible this year at that. But for the most part defense was better. This was their best performance. Eat better than Sanford. I know they help San Fran 14 but they forgot a lot of yards 400 plus yards on them. And it wasn’t for for Miss field goals. That game would have been closer and they would have scored more on so this was the defensive side of the balls best game. If the defense can play like that, and basically get after slovis force them to run and they’re able to stop around with just their front. Basically front front four from six. Then Yeah, then then it could be USC but I haven’t seen that consistently. I would trust Washington with a very good defensive backfield to be able to really cause some confusion, maybe cause turnovers and then forcing USC to do something else. I don’t know if your C’s in DNA can just sit turned to a run offense I mean Washington’s not that hard run on there don’t have a great rush defense. But something from USA so I’m in it’s when you make anyways Oregon last Oregon is three and two we bring up them in Washington play for the PAC 12 North title winner comes when the PAC 12 winner can go to the near six game
obviously Oregon was going to go into I mean if there would have been if they ever figured out when those last two games have been drawn to it who knows maybe they stick into the file I don’t think they have a playoff team this year. Um these are all the USC does and ultimately I think that’s why USC will lose either this week or the next week. This will be a good laugh team and they if they go six No. I just don’t think they do. So I think I think what ends up happening is life takes care of itself. Anyways on the other game, Washington versus standard now Washington. First of all, if all played all their games at home, they’ve not had one road game. They also played with fire. They could have lost Oregon State the day at a play go their way on a slider by Sun bang. But I’m go their way on the goal line and they’re able to hold on they’re 2721 then they beat Arizona easily. has a spoiler or everybody. Okay, and then number three game was against Utah. They were down 21 zero at halftime and came back and won at 24 to 21 with like 30 seconds left on a touchdown to kid on. Then last game once again, fell way down 24 to three and a half time. Can’t Lose 31 to 10 middle of third quarter camp all the way back. Actually I fought scored the game time touchdown, but about three minutes left call they called passive offensive bass interference. Then they ended up not being able to score they got to feel gold kicked it to Stanford couldn’t stop him. Stanford actually literally ran the clock out. We’re able to get a fourth hour diversion game over. And honestly, it would have been wrong because the Sanford outplayed him for the first three quarters. I mean, I don’t figure out the total yards was but at the one point is like 400 some yards Stanford, Washington had like barely 200 and basically they completely were the better team for the first three quarters. But once again, we’ll see they’ll give it to Washington Dale Okay, back there was the one they gave him a chance to win it. Um, but they didn’t. So Washington played fire a little bit too much. They then for the first time the season go on the road, and that is going to play into my prediction a little bit. I think that matters. Especially since despite no fans Oregon is very good at home. They’re 50 and one at home underbarrel crystal ball two and all this year and I just they just play baritone they’re just better there. And that’s some other games didn’t watch other games as much. Utah beat Oregon State first victory of the season for Utah Oregon State was without starting quarterback trust in Javea and started running back schmear Johnson that made a big difference. I still think Utah’s a very good team, but they were able to win that game. UCLA beat Arizona State Arizona State mints three weeks to the COVID it’s been an unfortunate year for Arizona State. I actually think in a perfect I mean, I think Arizona State actually was probably the second best team in the in the south, but they’re, they’ve probably just gonna win one game. They play championship weekend and they’ll probably maybe get another victory. They play like an Oregon State but unfortunately they miss three weeks because of COVID. And it’s one of those seasons, they’re gonna end up probably playing three four games and that’s it. I’m just kind of bad luck. Ah. Um, so UCLA UCLA though, low key. This UCLA, Colorado, the two most impressive teams and the funny thing is they played week one, you call UCLA had a bunch of turnovers. Carl jumped up to a big lead UCLA came storming back almost won the game. And I was like to other people, other podcasters other groups across The Pac 12. We’re like, well, bottom feeders and someone had to in Colorado what Colorado’s for No. UCLA sthree into and their only other loss was the last second last Oregon where they had chance to win at the end. I think actually, UCLA is not been a bad team. I think they do several things very well. I
think they run the ball pretty well. Um, I think after the quarterback very well on defense, they have a pretty efficient offense. Overall, they have a pretty efficient defense overall. UCLA could possibly be the best team in the back wall. So in this short season, yeah, they’re not bad. I don’t feel like good Chip Kelly. He’s not he’s done. His last hurrah here. I mean, he’s not recruiting Well, he’s does not have a talented roster, but there’s nothing that is here. So um, so Utah, UCLA, Oregon, just also had Washington Stanford game USC game I am missing again.
Arizona, Colorado. Oh, three budget? Um, I didn’t see it. I don’t know much about the game Colorado one. allows for no, Arizona is horrible. They’re on four. That’s the only thing I know. The best thing look was week one against USC. Since then, downhill if it hadn’t been competitive in last three games against Washington, UCLA and Colorado, Colorado for No. Win. I still look at them. I mean, honestly, they played UCLA several times. I think UCLA is probably a little better team. I think they’re a little more dynamic for marriage. They also beat Stanford, Stanford almost came back and won that game how Stanford is playing now for a little more talent roster. I think Stanford beat them but could have should have won woulda it’s one of these weird years in Colorado and then they became San Diego State. They won their own conference game the only team to get one because of the cancellations. And then they beat Arizona. Um, do I think Colorado is great. No, I think if they somehow beat Utah, well, I don’t think it’s that good. It could win it. I’m in view, CSE loses Colorado goes to the backdrop championship. I would feel pretty comfortable taking Washington or Oregon over Colorado. Um, I would I think they beat him. I think it’s for the conference championship game. I think whoever goes there, I think they’re gonna play their best game I Washington, I think Oregon playing their best game would beat him. Whereas not necessarily. You see, USC does have some very tightly I said they have some very talented players. Especially in regards to planning. It’s Oregon, Oregon struggles in secondary fairly in secondary when you have three, four of the top wide receivers in the whole conference and the top quarterback and conference. That’s not good for your defense. You don’t want to struggle there when they have dynamic receivers. So but core doesn’t necessarily have that. They don’t have good running back. But if you’re good right back to make them do something else. And I think Neuer is a good quarterback. He’s a solid quarterback. He’s been an efficient quarterback. He’s no gamebreaker He’s so I yeah, I feel comfortable saying if Colorado ends up being and actually, from my prediction, I actually think our own does because I think they probably beat Utah because Utah I’ve sold things very good. They don’t have very good offense. I have some things that good. I just think they had a break in the new offense new scheme. They did. Jump up 2101. Washington, Washington there. And also if you watched my video, I don’t think anyone was very good. I don’t think anyone deserves to go to a new year 16 barely. Or the college football playoffs. I don’t need the big Ten’s great either. But I actually if you’re going to go conference, conference playoff, big 12 Pac 12 challenge. I mean, I have stayed beats whoever’s number one and back to all you can count that. I this year have always Indiana’s better. I could see I will be doing most of the teams in the PAC 12. I still would take back the big 10 I would and I’ll do the big Ten’s of great. I think a lot of their better teams like Penn State, Michigan, Wisconsin have not played up to par and COVID been a weird year. It’s been a weird year all over but I think as a whole I just The big Pac 12. They don’t even have one team that’s really like, I thought it would be my team Oregon, but the OPT outs and just the overall dynamics of the season, they’re not very good this year. They’re not. I’ve seen them play five weeks. I can be objective as possible. They have talent. They do have guys that can play. That’s where they, I can see them this week, and I’m gonna pick him. They’re gonna play Washington at home. That’s their biggest rival in the PAC 12. They will be up for that game. I think they will play and as long as they don’t turn the ball over, I think they’ll play their best version of themselves. And I do think that version of themselves is able to possibly to be why I would favor them slightly to Washington because it’s at Oregon. I think that both teams have laws. Washing is a good defense but they do not stop the run that wall. Oregon runs the ball pretty good. They have been a little inconsistent. They were you know, good week one. They were very good. week two, week three, they weren’t good week four. They were good early then they kind of folded late week five times same they ran ball pretty good early then.
Not very good late. I’m turning the ball over too much. Oregon has just there are in there in other than the UCLA game where they had a four to one turnover advantage. They’re all for nine. They’ve had zero cause zero turnovers and had nine turnovers and the other four games and they’ve gone to and to arm they’re losing the turnover battle they’re turning the ball over too much. And that’s not good. Tyler show overall has been I thought he was good earlier there. I thought he made some mistakes in early in the games against Stanford Washington Dave I thought great pretty well. I thought he didn’t do bad against UCLA. I thought he hung in there and made some good plays and make mistakes that game. Oregon State I could argue he was the reason why they lost he they were adding he had a bad reception and they ended up scoring on that drive. And that really was probably the number one biggest momentum changer and in this last game, at a fumble in plus territory. And he also was just very inaccurate. And he had a couple other balls that probably could have gotten picked up. I just don’t think he’s been very good. He’s last two weeks. He has been just a very very average quarterback. We’ll see if we can turn it around for the end of the season. Ah I expected more of him I’d heard really good things from people within the program close the program I he’s gotten worse is is better to the first couple of games he was last to and he not only that his overall body language. Like last week, I’m like that guy’s not gonna lead them to the gateway drive. He just seemed he just did not seem ready for the moment and against Oregon State. He they could have put the game away and he I just I still think is very good. I don’t think he’s been that good. He He’s made some good plays. He has some ability is a pretty good arm. He’s He’s mobile, he can run he is a good runner and probably the best part of his game. But he’s not always accurate. He doesn’t always make good decisions. And I just don’t think it’s the kind of play that’s gonna We’ll see. I’ll it that’s the one thing that gives me trepidation about picking is Washington Washington has a good past defense especially, like you used to have to make some passes in that and last week was probably the best pass events he played against. And he didn’t play well. I mean, he just wasn’t making plays. And in this past seasons is even better. So. Yeah, um, but I usually pick the games and then I’m gonna close out because it’s kind of getting late. This upcoming week Arizona save versus Arizona on Friday. Um, I will have First of all, where are they on Friday? Okay, okay. Um, Arizona Savers, Arizona. I’ma go Arizona State. They’ve been tough. COVID kicked her butt but I think Arizona is horrible. You told her scara I think Colorado at home will win this. I’ve struggled back and forth because it just feels if closed and you think are always is one thing Google was the the championship game? Um, but I think they lose this game. I think they won this game. Um Washington versus Oregon. Go pick Oregon. I think Tyler shuck bounces back enough. Ah. Oh, my gosh, I think Washington Dillon Morris has turned the ball over a couple times. He definitely turned the ball over against Utah. That’s probably the reason why they probably got in the hole they did. I think he maybe turned the
ball over. I
think maybe this is a week where they can turn the ball over. They can run the ball side, but I think they’re gonna make him force him to pass it. They also had a couple of their best receivers who can akua and Toro by them that were out due to COVID protocol. Are they gonna be out this week? We will see. I’m gonna pick Oregon, not very confident that pick, um, USC vs. UCLA. I think you’re still I went because it would be USC to lose here. And I think that UCLA can do some things. They give us trouble. They can run the ball. Demeter Felton is bought perhaps the best running back in the conference Hayward or Johnson out of Oregon State. I think they’re gonna run that. USC and I think USC does struggle to stop the run being DTR. One thing you could do, you can make plays with his legs. I think that they run on USC. And I think that’s where their offense will be predicated on and defensively they can come after quarterback they can cause havoc in the run game. I think they will I do worry a little bit about UCLA secondary, but I think they’re gonna get after slovis I think there that is maybe force a turnover to um, I do think USC does get some points on the ground, but I think they’re able to wear him down because of the run game and I think UCLA beat USC this
That’s kind of my upset prediction. I’m not looking at Okay, hold on. Here it is. So a couple games on Friday just for the record. Um, Cal versus Washington State. Hasn’t didn’t like myself Washington State coming after the two weeks of cancellation from COVID. They just look kind of out of rhythm. Cal actually played Cal look terrible against UCLA. All the COVID restrictions. They look terrible that first game. Oregon State Cal played them but unfortunately a couple bad mishaps and special teams game Oregon State one. Stanford Cal was pretty much a dead even game. End of the game Stanford blocks of extra point gets to victory. And then cow is able to fight Oregon but our cows look pretty good. last three games they only won one. I think they’d be Washington State. I think they’re a little better team. I think they’re able to just to put together a little more consistency on both sides of the ball. Then the very last game Stanford versus Oregon states to ever courses is crazy restrictions in Santa Clara County. They actually have to practice the whole week in Oregon State. Maybe Washington. I don’t know if Kristin jebi is back. I don’t know if Johnson’s back. Um, I like how Stanford’s looking. I think Stanford possibly if they played Oregon right now, I believe Stanford to be honest. Um, I think Stanford wins. So I think Stanford wins their third straight arm which then would in my scenario, set up a PAC 12 championship of Oregon versus Colorado. And I’m sitting right now think Oregon vs. Colorado. I think Colorado’s done really well but I think they’re fine. And in that case for Oregon to be backed back back to our champions. bittersweet. I don’t think they’ve looked like they thought they would or how their talent you would think would necessarily look but whatever they win on national title I would go on take it out for the season. Um, if it was Oregon, i don’t know i think i think USC or Oregon, but I’m not having so they actually they did this. In the scenario I did. So if I if the results go like I did, and then I’m done after this. It’d be Oregon, Colorado. I’m taking Oregon. It would be number two team the battle North versus the number two team in the PAC 12. South. It’d be USC versus Stanford. That’s your game. Huh? Stanford gives them problems. They did problems in their secondary stuff in the past few years see coming off the loss to be close game now. And then it’d be Washington versus UCLA. I used Iceland really good ball, I think TV Washington, which means it used to be five and two, I’d be oppressive. Come back here for Chip Kelly. Number four, I think I have Kalla two and three, they would be playing the number four. lever now it’d be wanting to stick. I’d probably take cow because I just think Arizona State I just think it’s such a weird year. It’s gonna be hard for them. There’ll be Arizona because Arizona is terrible, but I just think it’d be difficult to drive a cow. Then number four, and this is hypothetical. I don’t even know if this is this is exactly the format pectorals gonna use but it might as well go. And then I have number five, it’d be Oregon State vs. Utah. And they just played if jebi is back, they can be Utah. champion Johnson bagbnb. Utah if they aren’t going out to Utah again. And then the last game Arizona versus Washington state in the toilet ball. I think Washington State I don’t know wants to state you mean beat Oregon State will fit in the first half against Oregon. Got rundown a little bit they had COVID Ned canceled two weeks then just unallocated to see, but I don’t think they’re terrible. I really, Arizona is a horrible team. The rest of the PAC 12 I think if you’re gonna go from like, horrible team, I don’t think there’s any great team but I think people are always at all Pac 12 stock specials. I actually think there’s a lot of decent teams. I didn’t get a regular year, you’re looking at a lot of 500 and number, it’d be different they would be playing non conference games. Um COVID normally wouldn’t be to this extreme, but even if they would have gotten a couple more games in it had been nice to see like who I feel bad for Arizona State. I think
they were going to be the biggest competition too. I thought the base competition to USC week 128 27 they won in the last minute Arizona State led the whole game. So it proved everything that I thought those are the two best teams they got COVID and I just think this is hard for them to even be really i mean that’s just tough. And then some guys opt out know that mark cross wall opt out that jack Jones opt out. Um, I mean, they don’t really have much of a season to play for on they don’t have a chance of winning the division. It’s just sucks for zona said I mean that’s nothing What other language to use but that um and then I usually don’t use it was gonna be a little bonus here even before COVID and all that I thought they were going to be more like a seven and five team because I was like Chip Kelly his system I just he can go just didn’t forget to coach in they’re gonna probably have an equivalent five to two record maybe better and it could be part of like an eight for kind of year so I think they are better Um, and then Oregon or the OPT outs killed Oregon the season getting postponed killed Oregon. Put put a swirl put back there three of the best defensive backs Brady Brees jevin hauling the Thomas Graham fear the best defensive backs in the back wall. I just think that’s a better team better leadership. I think it be forcing more turnovers back in the back end. I think like they’ll say they’ll opt out we just did a shortened season I think Oregon’s undefeated with those guys. I really do. I just think they’re, they’re missing the best offensive lineman and the best offensive lineman not just in the PAC 12 in college football. And in three the best D backs in the PAC 12. One of st Vax Jevon Hall and in college football, I just think those are pretty big losses in and impacted the overall just just season for them. So I think Oregon, the COVID and then had the guys opt out, but then actually deaths shortened COVID season, Arizona State, Utah, Washington State just missing multiple weeks has just pretty much put a damper on their season. Those guys so I think it’s a little bit difficult to take what’s going to happen moving forward off of this shortened season but anyways, that said, Go check us out on iTunes. And I am out and enjoy a weekend and I’ll talk big 10 Pac 12 next week.
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