2015 PAC 12 North Conference Preview College Football From Mitch on Tonys Picks TV 8-18-2015

August 19, 2015

Mitch from Sports Chat Place guests on the Tonys Picks TV Show and offers previews from the PAC 12 North Conference for the upcoming 2015 campaign.

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PAC 12 North Conference Previews:

California Golden Bears: 5-7 overall in 2015and 3-6 versus the Pac 12.
Team saw a four game improvement after a 1-11 record in 2013. They started 4-1 but finished 1-6. Sonny Dykes now in his third year with school. The team returns 17 starters.
They are on the road at Texas, Washington, Utah, UCLA, Oregon and Stanford. In the non-conference they face Grambling St and San Diego St. They host USC and Arizona St from the South.
Quarterback Jared Goff is back for his junior year. Good news is he has his top running back and receivers from a year ago. Defense was an issue the past couple season. In 2014 the club allowed nearly 40 points and 512 yards per game.
Regular Season Win Total: 5 1/2
Oregon Ducks: 13-2 overall and 8-1 in the PAC 12.
Team looks to recover after a 42-20 loss to Ohio St in the title game. They crushed Florida St in the semis 59-20. The Ducks have to replace Marcus Mariota.
Oregon is on the road to Michigan St, Colorado, Washington, Arizona St and Stanford. In the non-conference they play Eastern Washington and Georgia St at home. They host USC from the south.
The offense rolled to 45 points and 520 yards per game. Media reports have former Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams taking over under center. Running back Royce Freeman is coming off a good freshman campaign and many playmakers in the passing game return. The defense held opponents to 23 points a game but allowed 430 yards per contest.
Regular Season Win Total: 9 1/2
Oregon St Beavers: 5-7 overall in 2014 and 2-7 versus the PAC 12.
Mike Riley exits for Nebraska and former Wisconsin head coach Gary Anderson takes over.
Oregon St travels to Michigan, Arizona, Washington St, Utah, Cal and Oregon. They host UCLA from the South and Stanford from the north. In the non-conference the Beavers host Weber St and San Jose St.
The offense digressed in 2014 as the club pushed across 25 points a game. There is a completion among three candidates for the starting quarterback position. Two starters return to the defense for the Beavers.
Regular Season Win Total: 4
Stanford Cardinal: 8-5 overall in 2014 and 5-4 versus the PAC 12.
They earned a 45-21 victory against Maryland in the Foster Farms Bowl. The team has 13 starters back but only 4 to their defense.
The Cardinal travels to Northwestern, USC, Oregon St, Washington St and Colorado. In the non-conference the team is home to UCF and Notre Dame. They get Arizona, UCLA and Oregon at home.
The team ran for just 4.3 yards a carry last year. Kevin Hogan is now a senior but someone who has trouble making big plays in big time moments.
Regular Season Win Total: 8 1/2
Washington Huskies: 8-6 overall in 2015 and 4-5 against the Pac 12.
Chris Peterson enters his second season with the club. The team has just nine starters back from last year.
The Huskies go on the road to Boise St, USC, Stanford, Arizona St and Oregon St. They host Arizona and Oregon. In the non-conference the team is home to Sacramento St and Utah St.
There are three quarterbacks competing for the starting job as Cyler Miles retires from football due to a hip injury. They have experience at wide out this year. Defensively in 2014 the Huskies held opponents to just 24.8 points a game.
Regular Season Win Total: 4 1/2
Washington St Cougars: 3-9 overall and 2-7 in the PAC 12
Head coach Mike Leach has 14 starters back from last year. Luke Falk is now a sophomore quarterback and filled in for an often injured Connor Halliday last year. Falk threw for over 600 yards in an upset win at Arizona St.
Washington St travels to Rutgers, Cal, Oregon, Arizona, UCLA and Washington. They host Stanford from the north and Arizona St from the south. In the non-conference the team hosts Portland St and Wyoming.
The Cougars have stability on their offensive line as all five starters are back. They didn’t run a lick last year replaced their defensive coordinator over the offseason in search for more stops.
Regular Season Win Total: 5
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