McLaughlin: What Oregon State Must Do to Upset Utah

Spencer is joined by senior writer/editor Carter Bahns of to talk about the game

Posted on September 30, 2022

  By Spencer McLaughlin of Locked on Pac-12 for SuperWest Sports

Pac-12Oregon State was the only Pac-12 team to defeat the Utah Utes in 2021, and they enter Week 4 off a tight loss against No. 6 USC—a game they probably should have won.

Now a team that has Beaver fans optimistic about how this season might play out must show how they can respond on the road against No. 12 Utah.

It’s a road environment that has left many teams leaving wondering “what happened” over the year.

On today’s episode of Locked On Pac-12, I’m joined by senior writer/editor at, Carter Bahns.

We talk about the factors that Oregon State must have go their way if they’re to pull an upset of the Utes and avoid an 0-2 start in conference play.

Plus, we look at the ramifications for two of the best games in the Conference this week between Washington-UCLA and Cal-Washington State.

With winning weeks in each of the last three editions of the Pac-12 Prime Picks, I’m back with the three games I’m looking at for this week’s best bets.

Washington State is poised for a bounce back against Cal at home, while Washington could very well keep things rolling in their first road game of the year.

Will USC cover a massive number (-25.5) against a dwindling Arizona State team working with an interim coach?

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