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USC Mid-Season Football Review: The Hype Machine is Leaking, Badly, and it’s Flammable.

OverviewMidseason USC
The folks hired to get you excited about USC football are the same people that brought you Crystal Pepsi, the Isuzu Amigo, and the catastrophe known as Taco Bell’s egg shell breakfast taco. Coming into this season, like every season, it was a popular bet to have USC sweeping a college football triple-crown: Conference Title, Heisman, Return to Title Game. Well, the Men of Troy have a longstanding history of suffering from pirate raids, and if they can’t take care of business against the back half of their Pac-12 schedule then Mike Leach will be drinking rum and the delicious tears of USC fans in his most formal Buccaneer dinner jacket.

Quarterback
In 2016, Sam Darnold was ground zero for insufferable NFL fans who only talk about transcendent college football players in terms of their draft stock. He was, however, one of the few consensus players that drew the respect of these terrible people and hardcore college football fans.  His devil-may-care moxie, improvisational brilliance, and arm talent had everyone, including NFL scouts, trying to slide into his DMs.

That was in 2016.

Don’t look now though, because you probably just intercepted Sam Darnold. You’re not the only one. Darnold has already thrown as more picks than all of last season (10), while finding the end zone 17 times. He’s entering the Mark Sanchez Zone, folks. Oh, and sure, Darnold isn’t really a runner, but his yards per carry dropping from last year’s respectable 4 to this year’s 0.3 is troubling. Right now, statistically speaking, totally our subjective opinion, he is the 4th best quarterback in the Pac-12. Sad.

Wildcat Radio’s Preseason Wild Speculation Grade: A
Wildcat Radio’s Mid-Season Reality Check Grade: B-

Running Back
We knew Ronald Jones was a stud who didn’t get the respect he deserves. He still doesn’t. And he isn’t alone. USC’s backfield started the season five deep. In addition to Jones, true freshman Stephen Carr looked exciting enough to steal some snaps from the talented returners Dominic Davis and James Toland, and Aca’Cedric Ware looked to refine his role as situational battering ram.

Mid-season, Jones and Carr are terrorizing defenses not named ‘Notre Dame’ out of the backfield. Wildcat Radio thought Arizona’s backs could compete with USC’s. We apologize. To you, to your pets, and to your parents. USC’s running backs are awesome — they are averaging around 6 yards a carry and are a threat to break any run off for points. Jones and Carr are so good that Toland and Davis have barely seen the field. And Aca’Cedric Ware’s 3.5 yards per carry has placed him at the mercy of USC’s bags of money tenacious recruiting. Freshman Vavae Malepeai has emerged as the third ball carrier, toting the rock two dozen times to the tune of 5 yards a pop.

Wildcat Radio’s Preseason Wild Speculation Grade: A
Wildcat Radio’s Mid-Season Reality Check Grade: A- (until Carr gets back from injury)

Wide Receiver
At the beginning of the season, USC’s never-ending supply of NFL caliber receivers (10 drafted in the last decade) was in the reloading process with five-star talent galore ready to fill the end of all those Sam Darnold highlights. Behind Deontae Burnett the field was wide open for any of a number of kids to make their name: Steven Mitchell, Tyler Vaughns, Trevon Sidney, Joseph Lewis, Josh Imatorbhebhe, Cary Angeline, and Velus Jones were all fighting spots in the rotation.

With half the season behind us, one thing is certain: this offense sorely misses JuJu Smith-Schuster. Deontay Burnett has emerged as Darnold’s favorite passing target, grabbing 57 catches for 739 yards and 7 scores, which, for a long time, was about as much as every other receiver on the team combined. While Steven Mitchell is still trying to get right after last season’s ACL injury, Tyler Vaughns has found himself as the third leading receiver in yardage through week 6 (31 receptions/352 yards/1 td). The tight ends have not played much of a factor thus far, with Tyler Petite the lone bright spot (17 receptions /245 yards/3 touchdown).

Wildcat Radio’s Preseason Wild Speculation Grade:B+
Wildcat Radio’s Mid-Season Reality Check Grade: B-

Offensive Line
This offensive line lost 3 starters to the pros, and then lost 3 more projected starters to injury in camp. In the off-season, the USC coaching staff needed to earn their million-dollar salaries to get this group to play with the kind of cohesion in time for the season. They didn’t. But they have given Darnold every opportunity to showcase his next level escapability, and he’s still been dropped for 15 sacks already. Fortunately, USC’s two boss-running backs have been breaking a lot of tackles behind the line of scrimmage and are good enough to make up for this unit’s deficiencies in most games.

Wildcat Radio’s Preseason Wild Speculation Grade:B-
Wildcat Radio’s Mid-Season Reality Check Grade: B-

Defensive Line
We anticipated Kenny Bigelow and Rasheem Green, who is chaos in a bottle, to be the anchors of this line. Green tallied 6 sacks, 4 pass breakups, 2 forced fumbles, and 2 blocked kicks in his sophomore campaign, and Bigelow has shown a lot of flashes between injuries. Additionally, the Trojans raved about freshman, Jay Tufele, the No. 3 defensive tackle in his class who immediately competed for playing time.

Kenny Bigelow, lol. We’re so dumb. Josh Fatu has made the nose tackle spot his own, and Rasheem Green and Christian Rector have locked down the inside ends in Pendergast’s goofy flex-5 front. These three guys have combined for 17 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks, meaning they have more sacks just by themselves than half the teams in the Pac-12. USC’s defensive line is always nasty. They probably just sacked Sam Darnold.

Wildcat Radio’s Preseason Wild Speculation Grade: B+
Wildcat Radio’s Mid-Season Reality Check Grade: B+

Linebacker
Returning starters Cameron Smith and Porter Gustin chalked up a combined 131 tackles, 20 tackles for a loss, and 8 pass breakups as underclassmen. Sure, at Arizona, that’s known as one Standard Scooby Wright Season, but returners Smith and Gustin are still incredible. It’s just that Scooby Wright is an undead leviathan from centuries past. USC also returned promising Junior Uchenna Nwosu and sophomores John Huston and Jordan Iosefa.

This season USC’s linebacking corps has, for the most part, lived up to its reputation in spite of some injuries. Cameron Smith has been a force, covering the entire field, leading the team in both tackles (72). He also ranks second on the team with 8 tackles for a loss. Porter Gustin, who flowed back and forth between the D-line and pass coverage, brought a similar impact (15 tackles/3 tfl/3 sk) before tearing a bicep and breaking a toe. Uchenna Nwosu has more than helped fill the gap, he has had a monster season (39 tackles/2.5 tackles for loss/8 pass breakups/7 qb hurries), and John Houston has performed well enough next to Smith in the middle of the field (39 tackles/1 sack).

Wildcat Radio’s Preseason Wild Speculation Grade: A-
Wildcat Radio’s Mid-Season Reality Check Grade: B+

Secondary
The departure of cornerback Adoree’ Jackson had a number of USC fans worried. Not the smart ones though. Adoree’ is an incredible athlete and will make millions of dollars in the NFL. He also had flaws in USC’s secondary. Additionally, USC returned Iman Marshall, a star in his own right. Going into the 2017 season, the question was whether former five-star commit Jalen Jones could grow into a starter after a promising 2016. Because if he could, the Trojan secondary looked set with Mavell Tell III and Chris Hawkins bringing lots of experience to the safety positions.

Halfway into the season, Iman Marshall (8 pass breakups) and Jack Jones (4 interceptions/5 pass breakups) have lead a secondary has forced turnovers but has been a pedestrian unit when it comes to allowing teams to move the ball through the air. USC, with all its talent, ranks just 6th in the Pac-12 in pass defense. To be fair, some of the blame is on the linebackers. Safties Hawkins and Tell have combined for 96 tackles, 3 picks, and 4 deflections. Nickel-back Ajene Harris has chipped in with 30 tackles on his own.

Wildcat Radio’s Preseason Wild Speculation Grade: B
Wildcat Radio’s Mid-Season Reality Check Grade: B

Conclusion
Do you smell that? It’s gasoline, and it’s dripping from that expensive Hummer limousine USC drove to the stadium. Everyone inside looks appropriately nervous. A number of folks are looking at the offensive line in the corner. They aren’t drinking the champagne. That’s good. Champagne is for winners. If those guys can get their act together this team could be real, real scary. As it is, Sam Darnold must play like his hair is on fire. He’s jumping at every loud noise and keeps throwing his keys to the wrong friend.

The defense has been silent the entire ride to the game. If they had been doing their jobs everyone would be having an awesome time. Just ask the running backs standing out of the sunroof wearing decorative party hats and throwing beers to adjacent cars. But this version of the SC defense, as chalk full of Sunday talent as it is, remains a unit in the bottom half of the conference in total defense, scoring defense, passing defense, and rushing defense.

Everyone in the car knows that the door hasn’t closed on this year’s Pac-12 title aspirations but the gas tank is running low and everyone’s hair standing on end. Another loss and this party comes to predictable early end that requires everyone to vacuum the interior before they return the car back the rental agency.

 

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ASU Football Mid-Season Review: Better Lucky than Good

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Todd Graham is supposed to be a defensive coach. But, as of late, his game plan is similar to your aggressive little cousin’s Madden strategy on Playstation. They both choose the ‘blitz all’ option and pray to God you don’t find an open receiver.

This isn’t the best option when, say, your secondary is the worst unit in the conference. In 2016, ASU’s secondary was most certainly the worst in the Pac-12. It wasn’t even close. The Sun Devils allowed 75 passing yards more each game than any other team.

This trend continued during the first half of the season. The Sun Devil secondary improved, a little —  it was still bad. But ASU’s run defense regressed. Sure, JoJo Wicker was tackling running backs for lost yardage. But if he wasn’t, your running back was handing out business cards to opposing safeties.

Then ASU’s defense banged out two inexplicable performances against Washington and Utah. Has ASU figured it out? No. Washington always plays poorly in the desert and, as we say early and often at Wildcat Radio, Utah’s offense is the Applebee’s of the Pac-12.

Still, the Sun Devils are now 3-1 in the conference and their remaining schedule includes: a reeling USC; a Colorado team that plays offense on roller skates; a UCLA team that congratulates you at how fast your running back can move; an Oregon State team that is so bad it’s coach gave up 12 million dollars not to finish the season; and a rivalry game against Arizona.

Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.

Quarterback
Imagine for a moment that you’re a backup quarterback, and you have two options. Which do you choose?

  1. Never see the field. Play for an emotionless alien in Tuscaloosa who survives on a variety of Hostess products. Pretend to like an insufferable fanbase.
  2. Live in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Alabama transfer Blake Barnett made the wise choice. And he almost snagged some playing time. Until Manny Wilkins decided to be one of three bright spots on this ASU team.

In spite of all of ASU’s struggles, Wilkins has been one of the top quarterbacks in the Pac-12, hitting 66% of his throws for 1,837 yards and 11 total scores. This is even more impressive considering he’s playing behind the most skilled collection of matadors this side of the Iberian Peninsula.

Wildcat Radio’s Preseason Wild Speculation Grade: B
Wildcat Radio’s Midseason Reality Check Grade: B+

Running Back
There has been and continues to be dissension in the Wildcat Radio ranks regarding Kalen Ballage and Demario Richard. An incorrect radio host tagged Kalen Ballage as a possible All Pac-12 candidate. This was based on Ballage and Richard averaging 5.2 yards per carry while snagging 14 touchdowns in 2015. It was wrong. The brilliant, witty, and devilishly handsome radio host pointed out that, in 2016, ASU’s running backs averaged 4 yards per carry even when you included playing Texas Tech, one of the statistically worst defenses in NCAA history.

Granted, ASU’s offensive line looks like they are allergic to defensive linemen, but in 2017, Ballage and Richard have only averaged 3.85 yards per carry against a schedule that has included New Mexico State, Texas Tech, and Oregon. The perennially incorrect radio host argues that Ballage and Richard have hauled in 10 combined touchdowns and are legitimate receiving threats out of the backfield but, whatever, you decide.

Wildcat Radio’s Preseason Wild Speculation Grade: A-
Wildcat Radio’s Midseason Reality Check Grade: Hint, the wrong host’s name rhymes with Ronnie Stoffle.

Receiver
ASU started the season with a very ASU wide receiving corps – lots of interesting names, not a lot of proven talent. N’Keal Harry, of course being the exception. As a true freshman Harry compiled 659 yards and 5 scores on 58 receptions. After Harry, Jalen Harvey, OU transfer John Humphrey, and Texas transfer Ryan Newsome brought intrigue to this unit.

N’Keal Harry continues to be an absolute stud. No signs of a sophomore slump for him. He leads the team in receptions (51), receiving yards (627) and receiving touchdowns (3). The dude also has a 547.6 passer rating, by the way, because all of his passes are thrown for touchdowns. Jalen Harvey has emerged as the No. 2 receiver (22/390/1), while sophomore Kyle Williams appears to be the solid No. 3, picking up the underneath routes (34/348/2). John Humphrey, who we thought would stretch the defense with his speed and open underneath routes, contributed a sweet guest appearance for the Sun Devils with seven receptions for 123 yards and a score in week 1 before injuring his leg. Ryan Newsome has proven to be a prime example of why taking transfers can be a bad idea.

Wildcat Radio’s Preseason Wild Speculation Grade:B-
Wildcat Radio’s Midseason Reality Check Grade: B

Offensive Line
Okay, real talk. You could not play offensive line in the PAC12. Also, neither can anyone at Arizona State University. There is no gentle way to say this: a terrible offensive line has been and remains a major issue in Tempe. ASU has already given up 56 tackles for a loss and Manny Wilkins has been sacked 25 times in the first five games. That ranks 124th out of 129 teams in all of college football. This team is averaging 3 yards per carry, which is nice because now Cal doesn’t have to feel so bad.

Wildcat Radio’s Preseason Wild Speculation Grade: C-
Wildcat Radio’s Midseason Reality Check Grade: Smiling Pile of Poop Emoji

Defensive Line
If there were any bright spots last year for one of the worst defenses in Pac-12 history, they were linemen JoJo Wicker and Tashon Smallwood. Last season, this duo was responsible for a combined 57.5 tackles, 20 tackles for a loss, and 5 sacks. They were a handful. So opposing teams just threw, quickly. And sweet, sweet, holy goodness, did that work well against the Sun Devils last year.

In 2017, Smallwood and Wicker have caused some problems in the backfield, combining for 14 tackles for a loss and 7.5 sacks, but the best thing to happen to this line this year was the conversion of linebackers Alani Latu and Koron Crump who have already chipped in with another 8.5 sacks. This line is surprisingly competent at playing downhill. But, before its last two games, Arizona State’s rushing defense ranked 10th in the conference. Let’s see if they can continue playing at a high decidedly average level.

Wildcat Radio’s Preseason Wild Speculation Grade: B
Wildcat Radio’s Midseason Reality Check Grade: C+

Linebacker
So…we thought that the ASU linebacking corps would be decent. Koron Crump is a bad, bad man who was named to the preseason Lott Impact Trophy watch list. Talented four-year starter DJ Calhoun (77 total tackles and 4.5 sacks) returned along with a healthy Christian Sam (97 tackles in 2015).

But Koron Crump was injured in September and now this clown show is allowing more than 190 rushing yards per game (5.7 per attempt). Let’s not mince words: ASU’s linebacking corps basically turn your average college running back into Bryce Love. DJ Calhoun and Christian Sam have had plenty to do cleaning up behind this line – and by “cleaning up” we mean “running after the opposing player.” They have combined for 129 tackles over the first 7 games, not even counting the time that they accidentally tackled each other. Inappropriate.

Wildcat Radio’s Preseason Wild Speculation Grade: B
Wildcat Radio’s Midseason Reality Check Grade: C

Secondary
ASU’s secondary was so, so terribly bad last year. Then it suffered two unwelcome hits in the offseason when likely starters Armand Perry and Kareem Orr departed the program in the offseason. It wasn’t coachspeak when Todd Graham said every position was open headed into fall practice. Still, the Sun Devil secondary has improved. They have surrendered 100 less passing yards per game. And they have come up with 6 picks and 26 deflected passes. But most of these were against Tyler Huntley and the Utah offense and you know how we feel about Utah’s offense.

Wildcat Radio’s Preseason Wild Speculation Grade: D+
Wildcat Radio’s Midseason Reality Check Grade: C

Conclusion
ASU has an exciting quarterback, a decent pass catcher, and at least Ronnie claims they have quality running backs. None of this mattered early this year when their offensive line made paper mache look unyielding and their defense rolled out the red carpet for opposing offenses.

It looks like the Sun Devils managed to fix these problems just enough to hit the softer portion of their schedule. This defense is still not good. But it was good enough two games to beat Washington, and Utah. That might be all the heavy lifting needed with games against Colorado and Oregon State on the schedule.

It sounds crazy but this ASU team may have saved Todd Graham’s job. Now, they are in a position to step on the gas and inject some badly needed momentum into this program headed into the offseason. They could also give up 700 yards to Ryan Nall and Philip Lindsay and come crashing down to earth as a fiery wreck. That would be way more fun.

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Arizona Football Mid-Season Review: The Possibly(?), Formerly Rudderless Cruise Ship

Overview Midseason Arizona
If you have never been on a luxury cruise run by the Carnival company you are missing out…kind of. They’re fine. You’re on a real cruise ship. There is a pool on the top deck. And you can enjoy all-you-can-eat dinners with required dinner dress.

But then you realize that the “caviar” you are eating tastes similar to the chicken fingers and that, while the fraternity bro at your table may have a tuxedo on, he reeks of vodka and poor decisions.

You can still have a great time on a Carnival Cruise. But not if the captain is shooting seagulls with a musket while lighting his couch on fire.

Enter the first half of the Arizona Football season. Let there be no doubt: this is a functioning football team. Sure, the defense is questionable and maybe the shine on that running back corps isn’t as bright as you remembered, but it should have been a decent squad. But it wasn’t.

Because the team was captained by Brandon Dawkins, and somewhere, right now, he just turned the ball over again. But there was a shift change, and the new captain likes to dance and he’s wearing lots of flair.

Let’s review where the Arizona Football program is position by position.

Quarterback
Last season, the Arizona quarterback situation was a disaster. It had not improved when Brandon Dawkins took over again in 2017. By all indications, Dawkins is a nice person and will likely succeed when he graduates — but not as a quarterback. Dawkins singlehandedly cost Arizona wins against Houston and Utah. He turned the ball over during critical drives, and his numbers dropped significantly when he played quality competition (58% completion rate, 1 touchdown, 3 interceptions, and 3 yards per carry vs. Houston and Utah). Rich Rodriguez stubbornly stuck to Dawkins despite his offense screeching to a halt.

It’s possible that Kahlil Tate was injured and unable to play the first half of the season. But Rodriguez notoriously refuses to comment on injuries. So long as he sticks to this policy he opens the door for rampant speculation, and Wildcat Radio speculates with the best of them.

Rich Rodriguez’s refusal to make a change at the quarterback position cost this program two wins and it almost cost him his job. Whether or not Khalil Tate was truly injured these last few weeks, there was no excuse to start Brandon Dawkins against Colorado. The Buffalo’s tendency to maliciously harm defenseless quarterbacks when they run out of bounds, which apparently is a thing with that team, was one of the best things to happen to Arizona. Khalil Tate’s coming out party in Boulder was historic

Granted, Colorado game planned for Brandon Dawkins, which means the coaching staff likely just sat around drinking beer and eating tacos. Khalil Tate will not have that advantage in future weeks. Let’s see if he keep the momentum going in the back half of the season.

Wildcat Radio’s Preseason Wild Speculation Grade: C-
Wildcat Radio Mid-Season Reality Check Grade: A

Running Back
To be fair to Dawkins, he didn’t receive much help from the running game. But, to be fair to the running backs, it’s hard to break through when the opposing team stacks the box because your quarterback can’t hit a slant route. At first glance, the Arizona’s rushing stats look great. Everyone is on track, from J.J. Taylor’s 4.4 yards per carry to Nathan Tilford’s 9.7 yards per carry. On closer inspection, however, the numbers drop dramatically. Outside of J.J. Taylor, no Arizona running back, including Brandon Dawkins, averaged more than 3.5 yards per carry against Utah and Houston. Not good, considering Arizona’s stable of running backs was supposed to be one of the strongest in the Pac-12.

Wildcat Radio’s Preseason Wild Speculation Grade: A-
Wildcat Radio Mid-Season Reality Check Grade: B

Offensive Line
Quick! Name the Pac-12 team that has given up the fewest sacks and fewest tackles for a loss? If you guessed Arizona you are a total homer and are also correct. Arizona’s pass defense has been surprisingly strong. Part of this is due to the mobility of Brandon Dawkins and Khalil Tate but the same guys were under center last year. If this offensive line could open a few more holes from J.J. Taylor and Nick Wilson they would be one of the better units in the Pac-12.

Wildcat Radio’s Preseason Wild Speculation Grade: C
Wildcat Radio Mid-Season Reality Check Grade: B

Wide Receivers
Arizona fans were in the same situation as we were last year. Are Arizona’s wide receivers good? It’s hard to tell when you are in the fifth row catching a pass intended for Shun Brown. It’s hard to make plays when your quarterback can’t get you the ball. Khalil Tate is averaging roughly 160 passing yards per game. Not world-beating but enough to show that, at the very least, there is some promise among Arizona’s pass catchers. Shun Brown continues to make the very most of his touches, averaging 14.6 yards per reception. Tony Ellison, who had a great camp, has turned into a reliable option who stretches the field. The biggest story, however, is that Arizona fans finally caught that elusive white whale – a receiving tight end. Bryce Wolma has provided a number of key receptions including an athletic touchdown catch against Cal.

Wildcat Radio’s Preseason Wild Speculation Grade: C
Wildcat Radio Mid-Season Reality Check Grade: B-

Defense
Four of Arizona’s top five tacklers are freshman. That points to a promising future. It also points to how far Arizona’s recruiting and scouting had fallen before defensive coordinator Marcel Yates was hired.

Credit Rich Rodriguez. A change was needed on the defensive side of the ball. He not only made the change; he made a great hire. Outside of the Colorado game – and there are lots of red flags there – Arizona’s defense has shown up and kept the team in every game.

Defensive Line
This unit will not to blow anyone away. Arizona doesn’t have the personnel to do that. And it is not expected by Arizona fans. It was reported, after all, that five Wildcat fans burst into flames when Arizona recorded two sacks against NAU. But this is not UCLA’s defensive line either, and that’s a good thing. This unit was supposed to be Arizona’s biggest weakness. In fall camp, Rich Rodriguez continued to tout three walk-ons. The true change, however has come from the addition of true freshman Kylan Wilborn, who has lead the line in tackles, tackles for loss, and forced fumbles, and Boise State transfer Dereck Boles, who has proved some much needed muscle in the center of the line. The growth and production of this unit is a bright spot this season.

Wildcat Radio’s Preseason Wild Speculation Grade: C-
Wildcat Radio Mid-Season Reality Check Grade: C+

Linebacker
Before the beginning of the season, the injury to Arizona’s lead returning linebacker, DeAndre’ Miller, looked to be a death blow to Arizona’s thin linebacking corps. But then true freshmen Tony Fields and Brandon Schooler decided to blow up some fools. Fields and Schooler already have a combined 88 tackles, 8 tackles for a loss, 2 forced fumbles, and an interception. And those tackles, by the way, aren’t the “OH NO! THE OPPOSING RUNNING BACK HAS BROKEN THROUGH OUR DEFENSIVE LINE PLEASE, GOD, SOMEONE CATCH HIM!!!” Nope, Fields and Schooler have shown great field vision and decision making. They are consistently in the right spot on defense. Brandon Rutt is pretty good too.

Wildcat Radio’s Preseason Wild Speculation Grade: D+
Wildcat Radio Mid-Season Reality Check Grade: B-

Secondary
The Arizona secondary hasn’t been challenged yet. But they look to be improved and have yet to be a disaster. On the safety front, Demetrius Flannigan Fowles already has 3 interceptions and 37 tackles, true freshman Scotty Young looks like the real deal, and Dane Cruikshank has been fine. The big surprise has been the play of cornerbacks Jace Whittaker and Lorenzo Burns. They have been strong on the edges, have good ball awareness, and been burned too much. Of all the defensive units, the secondary has the highest probability to see its production drop as Arizona faces the gauntlet of quality quarterbacks and innovative coaches during the back half of the schedule, but they will likely not self-destruct like last year.

Wildcat Radio’s Preseason Wild Speculation Grade: B-
Wildcat Radio Mid-Season Reality Check Grade: B

Conclusion
There is hope!(?) This football team has seen enough improvement in enough units that, save for one position, it looks to have placed the ship back on course. So relax. Enjoy that watered-down Pina Colada and the view from the top deck. It’s not bad. Just be glad that you didn’t look at the other side of the boat. Before the shift change, the captain was drunk, shirtless, and headed at top speed to Mexico. There were no brakes.

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Wildcat Radio Sleazy Bets Week 7

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Our Picks against the Spread:

@RickDnse (27-19-1)
Washington State – 14 @ Cal, Utah +13 @ USC, Colorado -12.5 @ Oregon State, Arizona -1.5 vs UCLA, Stanford -10.5 vs Oregon, Washington -17 @ ASU;

@Ronnie_Stoffle (26-20-1)
Washington State -14, USC -13, Colorado -12.5, Arizona +1.5, Stanford -10.5, ASU +17;

@Wildcat Radio (25-21-1)
Washington State -14, Utah +13, Oregon State +12.5, UCLA +1.5,  Stanford -10.5, ASU -17;

@DaxTrujillo (24-22-1)
Washington State -14, USC -13, Colorado -12.5, UCLA -1.5, Stanford -10.5, Washington -17;

@Dorians_Protege (19-27-1)
Washington State -14, USC -13, Colorado -12.5, Arizona -1.5, Stanford -10.5, Washington  -17;

@RickBallz (18-28-1)
Washington State -14, Utah +13, Colorado -12.5, Arizona -1.5, Stanford -10.5, ASU +17;

 

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Wildcat Radio Sleazy Bets Week 6

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Our Picks against the Spread:

@RickDnse (25-16-1)
Colorado -7 v. Arizona, Washington State -2 @ Oregon, Oregon State +34.5 @ USC, Stanford -6.5 @ Utah, Cal +27 @ Washington;

@Wildcat Radio (23-18-1)
Colorado -7, Washington St. -2, USC -34.5, Utah +6.5,  Cal +27

@Ronnie_Stoffle (22-19-1)
Arizona +7, Washington St. -2, Oregon State +34.5, Utah +6.5, Cal +27

@DaxTrujillo (22-19-1)
Colorado -7, Washington State -2, USC -34.5, Stanford -6.5, Washington -27

@RickBallz (16-25-1)
Colorado -7, Washington State -2, Oregon State +34.5, Stanford -6.5, Cal +27

@Dorians_Protege (16-25-1)
Colorado -7, Washington State -2, Oregon State +34.5, Stanford -6.5, Washington -27

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Wildcat Radio Sleazy Bets Week 5

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Our Picks against the Spread:

@RickDnse (22-14-1)
WSU +4 vs. USC, Stanford -15.5 vs ASU, Washington -27.5 @ Oregon St, Cal + 15 @ Oregon, Colorado +6.5 @ UCLA

@Ronnie_Stoffle (20-16-1)
USC -4, Stanford -15.5, Washington -27.5, Cal +15, Colorado +6.5

@DaxTrujillo (19-17-1)
WSU +4, Stanford -15.5, Washington -27.5, Oregon -15, UCLA -6.5

@Wildcat Radio (19-17-1)
WSU +4, ASU +15.5, Washington -27.5, Cal +15, Colorado +6.5

@Dorians_Protege (15-21-1)
USC -4, Stanford -15.5, Oregon State -27.5, Cal +15, Colorado +6.5

@RickBallz (13-23-1)
WSU +4, Stanford -15.5, Washington -27.5, Oregon -15, UCLA -6.5

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Wildcat Radio Week 3 Picks

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Our Picks against the Spread:

@RickDnse (14-7)
Arizona -20 @ UTEP, UCLA -3 @ Memphis, Wash St. -19 v. Oregon State, Wyoming -13.5 v. Oregon, Texas Tech -7 v. ASU, USC -17 v. Texas, Utah -26 v. San Jose, Washington -33 v. Fresno, Ole Miss +3.5 @ Cal, San Diego St. + 9 v. Stanford

@WildcatRadioAZ (12-9)
Arizona -20, Memphis +3, Washington State -19, Wyoming +13.5, Texas Tech -7, USC -17, San Jose +26, Washington -33, Ole Miss +3.5, San Diego St. +9

@DaxTrujillo (11-10)
Arizona -20, UCLA -3, Wash St. -19, Oregon -13.5, Texas Tech -7, USC -17, San Jose +26, Washington -33, Ole Miss +3.5, Stanford -9

@Ronnie_Stoffle (11-10)
Arizona -20, UCLA -3, Wash St. -19, Wyoming +13.5, Texas Tech -7, USC -17, Utah -26, Fresno +33, Ole Miss +3.5, Stanford -9

@RickBallz (10-11)
Arizona -20, UCLA -3, Wash St. -19, Wyoming +13.5, Texas Tech -7, USC -17, San Jose +26, Washington -33, Ole Miss +3.5, Stanford, -9

@Dorians_Protege (9-12)
Arizona -20, UCLA -3, Oregon St. +19, Oregon -13.5, Texas Tech -7, USC -17, San Jose +26, Washington -33, Ole Miss +3.5, Stanford -9

 

 

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