Oregon State will upset Stanford

And in another bold prediction, Derek Dooley can save his job at UT

Updated: November 8, 2012, 12:40 PM ET
By Phil Steele | Special to ESPN Insider
Cody VazGeorge Frey/Getty ImagesQuarterback Cody Vaz has had an efficient season for Oregon State.

My bold predictions had arguably the best performance of the season last week, as LSU did indeed give Alabama all it could handle, USC-Oregon was the highest-scoring game of the weekend, and East Carolina beat Houston to move my toss-up game record to 8-2.

Here are this week's bold predictions.

1. Oregon State will upset Stanford on the road
According to Las Vegas, the Oregon State Beavers are a 4.5-point underdog at the Stanford Cardinal this week. The 7-1 Beavers have been one of the biggest surprises so far this season, as their only blemish was a road loss to Washington in which they held a 427-to-293-yard advantage but were done in by four costly interceptions. This was the same Washington team that also beat Stanford earlier this year and had a 313-to-238-yard edge over the Cardinal.

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