Earlier than we bask within the glory that’s rivalry week, the Pac-12 will take a lot of the highlight in week 12.
USC is the one convention workforce remaining within the Faculty Soccer Playoff race, and their difficult dwelling stretch begins with a cross-town journey to UCLA on Saturday evening.
There may be additionally one other glorious matchup in Eugene as Oregon hosts Utah with vital implications for the Pac-12 title at stake. And earlier than the Pac-12 takes middle stage on Saturday evening, there are some sticky spots for some extremely ranked groups.
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Time: 7:30 pm | TV: SECN | Line: Ole Miss -2.5 | Whole: 64
Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin was so near beating his former boss Nick Saban of Alabama, however the Rebels fell painfully 30-24. Now, the 8-2 Rebels have been eradicated from SEC West rivalry and have to take a highway journey to face Arkansas. An evening recreation in Fayetteville is rarely simple, and Ole Miss will possible attempt to lean closely on their operating recreation as they’ve all yr. Arkansas, in the meantime, is just 5-5 on the yr and might want to overcome the upset and earn bowl eligibility.
Time: 20h | TV: Fox | Line: USC -2.5 | Whole: 75.5
It is a large weekend within the Pac-12 as USC is the convention’s final remaining playoff contender. USC’s offense, led by quarterback Caleb Williams, has been taking part in at a excessive degree. Your protection doesn’t. Issues performed out equally for UCLA. The Bruins, who’re nonetheless preventing for the Pac-12 title, have a stellar recreation led by QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson and RB Zach Charbonnet. These two have to have large nights for UCLA to tug off the comeback, particularly with how the protection has struggled these previous few weeks.
Time: 22:30 | TV: ESPN | Line: Utah -1.5 | Whole: 61.5
Just like the USC-UCLA recreation, this matchup is big for the Pac-12 title race. Utah and Oregon are 6-1 in convention play, half a recreation behind 7-1 USC and one recreation forward of UCLA and Washington, each 5-2.
QB accidents can be a significant component on this one. Whereas Utah QB Cam Rising appears to be like to be again after dropping a recreation just a few weeks in the past, Oregon’s Bo Nix is very a lot a query mark. He appeared to harm his foot or ankle in direction of the tip of final week’s heartbreaking loss to Washington. The teaching employees remained silent on Nix’s standing, however the truth that Oregon went from a 3-point favourite to a 1.5-point underdog on Wednesday evening speaks volumes. If Nix cannot make it, Ty Thompson will get the nod on this pivotal matchup.