Weber State at Cal, 2:00 p.m., (PAC-12)
In what should be circled as a win for PAC-12 Football, the Cal Golden Bears will face off against the hot FCS Weber State Wildcats. Last week the Golden Bears went to Chapel Hill and took down the North Carolina Tar Heels. No easy feat and not entirely expected for Cal. First time starter QB Ross Bowers threw for over 350 yards and tossed four touchdowns. While the Wildcats do have all-FCS TE Andrew Vollert, he won’t be able to win this game alone and I expect Cal to pull away about halfway through.
Montana at #7 Washington, 5:00 p.m., (PAC-12)
The Huskies were tested early by Rutgers last week but were able to pull away by game’s end behind QB Jake Browning, RB Myles Gaskin and WR Dante Pettis. This is going to be an uphill battle for Montana but they do have some players to keep an eye on. Former Oregon State DB Justin Strong is a rangy tackler for Montana and he will come up and hit you. Rutgers was able to put some pressure on Browning and got home a few times on him. Expect Montana to try and heat him up to give themselves a chance.
#14 Stanford at #6 USC, 5:30 p.m., (FOX)
This is the big matchup of the night for PAC-12 Football. In what might be a glimpse at the PAC-12 championship game the North and South collide in Los Angeles. The Trojans surprisingly struggled with Western Michigan until a late game explosion gave the appearance of dominance. QB Sam Darnold threw two interceptions and no touchdowns but was bailed out by RB Ronald Jones who exploded for 159 yards and three scores. His counterpart, Bryce Love was a standout for the Cardinal two weeks ago with 180 yards and score on the ground. This Cardinal defense is one of the best the Trojans will face all year. This could turn into a battle of the backs and a real grind it out game.