CALIFORNIA at UCLA
Strawberry Shortcake coach Jeff Tedford remains confident his 3-4 Golden Pears will see bowl action this season, but is doubtful they'll all be able to sit in the same section.
Although Bruin coach Karl Dorrell said a starter wouldn't lose his job because of injury, that's exactly what has happened to now-healthy QB Matt Moore. Of course, Dorrell also said there's no way the Cubs blow a 3-1 series lead.
WASHINGTON at OREGON STATE
Sure, when Charles Frederick and Isaiah Stanback stand next to one another it looks like a Milli Vanilli reunion, but it's actually Keith "Gimli, son of Gloin" Gilbertson who seems to be lip-synching his role as head coach.
Speaking of bad hair, Beavo back Steve Simonton, er, Jackson is officially a Heisman candidate, but he'll see his chance for the coveted trophy slip away this weekend against the Mutts. It's not that voters won't be impressed with the 250+ yards he'll likely gain against the U-Drub, it's just that he'll be the only Orangeman not to record a sack and/or interception on Cruddy Pickett.
WASHINGTON STATE at STANFORD
In honor of Major League Baseball's post season, let's give this match-up a diamond flare: The Cardinal are Don Zimmer; the Cougs are Pedro Martinez. Any questions?
ARIZONA STATE at NORTH CAROLINA
Call me crazy, but this is my upset pick of the week. Why? Well, the Tar Heels beat the Dirk Devils in Tempe just last season; they're much better (okay, a little better) than their 1-5 record would indicate; the game is being played at Chapel Hill and the fans have promised to pretend it's a basketball game; I really, really don't like Dick Koetter.
Pick: TAR HEELS
USC at NOTRE DAME
I know I still owe a kid a pony, but if Notre Dame manages to beat the Toejams, I vow to put a "Kiss me, I'm Irish" bumper sticker over my—gasp—"Onward Crimson Soldiers" bumper sticker for the remainder of the season.
ARIZONA at BYE
Army coach Todd Berry fired after compiling a 5-35 record over four seasons. Smelly Cat AD Jim "Barely" Livin'good immediately adds him to short list of head coach candidates.
Pick: WILDCATS (in OT)
BYE at OREGON
In an effort to toughen up the Fowls after three consecutive train wrecks, Hollywood Squares-bound Mike Bellotti (formerly "The Mike") announces HBO no longer available in the Phil Knight Suite (formerly "The Locker Room"). After 11 p.m. On Tuesdays. Unless there's something really good on.
Pick: DUCKS (in double OT)
LAST WEEK: 3-1