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Pac-12 Week 3 Schedule: Predictions For South Division Contenders

It's very tough weekend for the Pac-12 South division, as each team has a challenging opponent on their schedule.

The day begins with Colorado playing Colorado State, the annual rivalry game being held in Denver. While the Buffaloes are 0-2, they showed a lot of mettle against California last week in a non-conference conference game. Colorado wins, 35-28.

Next, UCLA hosts 23rd-ranked Texas in the Rose Bowl. The Bruins do not look good this year, losing to Houston and playing poorly in a win over San Jose State. Texas wins, 28-17.

Does ASU take down Illinois? Lets find out together.

ASU travels to Illinois, where they face the undefeated Illini, led by Nathan Scheelhaase. The Sun Devils hopefully fixed their tackling issues in practice this week, and should get the road win here. ASU wins, 42-24.

USC plays host to Syracuse, a school that may be switching from the Big East to the ACC. The Trojans should be able to hold serve at home, but the Orange are aiming high for a signature victory in the Coliseum. USC wins, 24-10.

The Holy War should be very interesting as well. BYU hosts Utah on ESPN2 this evening -- both teams are coming off tough losses (@Texas, @USC) and will try to get back on track against their hated rivals. This is a coin toss. BYU wins, 28-24.

Finally, Stanford rolls into Tucson and looks to roll the Arizona Wildcats. Andrew Luck, the nation's top Heisman candidate, will aim to improve his resume against a team he torched in 2010. Nick Foles might be able to keep it close, but their offensive line has struggled to protect him for even a moment. Stanford wins, 45-17.

We will learn a lot about each team in the Pac-12 South today. While there is only one conference game, we can see who will be ready for the full conference schedule starting next weekend.