College Football Picks: Washington Vs. Colorado And Washington St. Vs. Stanford

Kevin Cacabelos (SB Nation Seattle)

 

Washington 32, Colorado 13
Chris Polk, Keith Price and Erik Folk's leg will be too much for the Buffaloes' defense to handle. Being at Husky Stadium helps too.

Stanford 38, Washington St. 15
Washington St. isn't quite there yet to stay in a game with the Cardinal. I think Luck goes for 400 yards in this one. Good luck Cougs. Pun intended. 

 

Brian Elsner (Wait For It Seattle)

Washington 38, Colorado 17
Colorado is last or second to last in multiple statistical categories including scoring offense, scoring defense, total offense, rushing offense, sacks allowed and penalties. Their third best corner is a converted running back from two weeks ago while they start a sophomore and a freshman. Meanwhile the Huskies will be playing at home with plenty of rest and fully healthy. A little rust would be the only concern, but I think the Dawgs will roll.

Stanford 49, Washington St. 7
WSU sucked me in before blowing it against UCLA. Apparently they also blew it for their fans as College Gameday was going to come to Pullman to honor the flag wavers and a decent Pac-12 match up. Instead Gameday is at Oregon and the Cougs are on their way to a big loss against maybe the best team in the conference. Andrew Luck will have his way in this one - big time.

Erik Kariya (SeaTown Sports)

Washington 52, Colorado 17
The Dawgs haven't hung 50 on anybody since 22 Sept 2001, so why not now? The Buffs defense is reeling, the Huskies are rested and rolling... Jesse Callier scores on two long garbage-time runs and the Huskies head to Palo Alto with all kinds of momentum.

Stanford 49, Washington St. 20
Stanford's defense is absolutely terrifying. I really want to make a reverse-Tavita Pritchard pick here, in which Oak Harbor native Marshall Lobbestael (in the role of former Stanford quarterback Pritchard, who hails from Tacoma) leads the Cougars past mighty Stanford (in the role of the 2007 USC Trojans) with a last-second touchdown, but Stanford is just too good. Jeff Tuel is expected to play, but that barely means anything against Stanford's embarrassment of talent in the front seven.

Craig Powers (CougCenter)

Washington 35, Colorado 17
Colorado's most explosive playmaker is out, WR Paul Richardson. That takes some pressure off of the Husky secondary. Chris Polk should have a good day against the Buffaloes' suspect run defense.

Stanford 38, Washington St. 21
Stanford's balanced attack may prove too much for the Cougar defense to handle. I expect WSU to keep it close early with a good Homecoming crowd behind them. The Cardinal should pull away in the later stages of the game (as they've done to everyone else this season).

James Satterberg (SeaTown Sports)

(My predictions are going to be very different from the others. No, I'm still picking UW and Stanford, but I will be doing so in Haiku format. Here goes.)

Stanford 45, Washington St.. 14
This is a nightmare
Stanford will dominate line
Bad Luck for Cougars

Washington 38, Colorado 7
Two healthier knees
The Price is wrong for Boulder
No DB's to stop

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