Week 2 in the Pac-12: Matchups, Lines, TV
Jake Haener and Fresno State have opened as short home favorites over Oregon State on Saturday night in California (AP Images)

by Judah Newby

The Pac-12 navigated a mostly-down opening weekend, with perennial powers Utah and Oregon losing in contrasting ways to SEC foes on the road, Oregon State and Arizona delivering statement victories over two strong Mountain West programs, Washington looking much improved from a season ago and Lincoln Riley’s USC debut taking off with a 52-point win.

Week 2 action is highlighted by David Shaw and Stanford welcoming Riley’s Trojans to The Farm, where USC opened a double-digit road favorite.  

Best Game

USC Trojans (1-0) at Stanford Cardinal (1-0)

4:30 p.m. | ABC 

AP Rank:  USC: 10   Stanford: N/A

Last: USC 66, Rice 14 | Stanford 41, Colgate 10

Betting Line: USC -8 (Opened: USC -11.5)

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The Pac-12 sends a trio of sizeable underdogs into crossover matchups with other Power 5 schools in Week Two.  Cameron Ward and Washington State did not look great against Idaho and head to Madison, Wisc. this week, while Herm Edwards and Arizona State visit Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State and Jedd Fisch hosts Mike Leach in Tucson for an 8 p.m. kickoff.

 

Pac-12 vs Power 5

 

Washington State Cougars (1-0) at Wisconsin Badgers (1-0)

12:30 p.m. | FOX

AP Rank: WSU: N/R | Wisconsin: 19

Last: Wash St 24, Idaho 17 | Wisconsin 38, Illinois St 0

Betting Line: WISC -17.5 (No movement)

 

Arizona State Sun Devils (1-0) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (1-0)

4:30 p.m. | ESPN 2

AP Rank: ASU: N/R | OK St: 11

Last: ASU 40, NAU 3 | Okla St 58, Cent Michigan 44

Betting Line: Okla St -11

 

Arizona Wildcats (1-0) vs Mississippi State Bulldogs (1-0)

8:00 p.m. | FS1

AP Rank: ARZ: N/R | Miss St: N/R

Last: Arizona 38, SD State 20 | Miss St 49, Memphis 23

Betting Line: Miss St -10.5 (Opened MISSST -8.5)

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Week Two provides three other Pac-12 vs Mountain West showdowns, and Oregon State is again featured in the most pivotal of the three after taking care of Boise State in the opener.

 

Pac-12 vs Mountain West

 

Oregon State Beavers (1-0) at Fresno State Bulldogs (1-0)

7:30 p.m. | CBS Sports Network

AP Rank: OSU: N/R | Fresno St: N/R

Last: Oregon State 34, Boise St 17 | Fresno State 35, Cal Poly 7

Betting Line: OSU -1 (Opened FRES -1.5)

 

Colorado Buffaloes (0-1) at Air Force Falcons (1-0)

12:30 p.m. | CBS

AP Rank: COL: N/R | AFA: N/R

Last: TCU 38, Colorado 13 | AFA 38, No Iowa 17

Betting Line: AFA -17.5 (Opened AFA -16.5)

 

California Golden Bears (1-0) vs UNLV Rebels (1-0)

1:00 p.m. | Pac-12 Now

AP Rank: CAL: N/R | UNLV: N/R

Last: CAL 34, UC-Davis 13 | UNLV 52, Idaho St 21 (Aug. 27th)

Betting Line: CAL -13 (Opened CAL -13.5)

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The Week Two schedule wraps up with four games against opponents from the FCS ranks, all at Pac-12 sites, including the Oregon Ducks home opener.

 

Pac-12 vs FCS

 

Oregon Ducks (1-0) vs Eastern Washington Eagles (1-0)

5:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

AP Rank: ORE: 11

Last: Georgia 49, Oregon 3 | EWU 36, Tenn St 29

Betting Line: Oregon -21

 

Washington Huskies (1-0) vs Portland State Vikings (0-1)

1:00 p.m. | Pac-12 Now

AP Rank: UW: N/R 

Last: WASH 45, Kent St 20 | San Jose St 21, Portland St 17

Betting Line: WASH -28.5

 

Utah Utes (0-1) vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds (1-0)

10:30 a.m. | Pac-12 Network

AP Rank: UTAH: 7

Last: Florida 29, Utah 26 | So. Utah 44, St. Thomas (MN) 13

Betting Line: UTA -45

 

UCLA Bruins (1-0) vs Alabama State Hornets (2-0)

2:00 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

AP Rank: UCLA: N/R

Last: UCLA 45, Bowling Green 17 | Alabama St 21, Miles 13

Betting Line: UCLA -50.5

 

The full Week 2 schedule in order of kick times:

10:30 a.m. | Pac-12 Network | Utah vs Southern Utah

12:30 p.m. | CBS | Colorado at Air Force

12:30 p.m. | FOX | Washington State at Wisconsin

1:00 p.m. | Pac-12 Now | Washington vs Portland State

1:00 p.m. | Pac-12 Now | California vs UNLV

2:00 p.m. | Pac-12 Network | UCLA vs Alabama State

4:30 p.m. | ABC | Stanford vs USC

4:30 p.m. | ESPN 2 | Arizona State at Oklahoma State

5:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network | Oregon vs Eastern Washington

7:30 p.m. | CBS Sports Network | Oregon State at Fresno State

8:00 p.m. | FS1 | Arizona vs Mississippi State

 

Look ahead to Week Three:

Oregon vs BYU 

Oregon State vs Montana State (Portland, Ore.)

Washington vs Michigan State

California at Notre Dame

USC vs Fresno State

Utah vs San Diego State

Washington State vs Colorado State

Colorado at Minnesota

Arizona vs North Dakota State

Arizona State vs Eastern Michigan

UCLA vs So. Alabama

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