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College GameDay 2012: Experts pick Oregon, Arizona to win L.A. battles

Breaking down College GameDay's picks for all of Saturday's showdowns.

Stephen Dunn

The College GameDay crew invaded Desert Valley on Saturday morning to prepare for tonight's showdown between Alabama and LSU. They also broke down the rest of today's big games, including USC versus Oregon and UCLA against Arizona, which have local ties to the L.A. area.

Track star, and LSU alum, Lolo Jones joined Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit to make picks earlier this morning.

As for USC versus Oregon, all three believe the Ducks will come out victorious. Their speed will be the difference, and Herbstreit believes they'll come out focused following their loss to the Trojans last season.

Jones picked her LSU Tigers to win tonight, but Corso and Herbstreit took the Tide to roll. Corso put on the elephant headgear and led the LSU faithful in a singing of "Sweet Home Alabama."

As for UCLA versus Arizona, which has big implications on the Pac-12 South race, Herbstreit and Desmond Howard said they like the Wildcats to win earlier in the show. Corso did not and likes the Bruins to come out victorious.

Two important Big 12 games highlight the schedule a bit later this afternoon. All the experts liked No. 2 Kansas State to stay undefeated against No. 24 Oklahoma State. Corso and Herbstreit like Texas to beat Texas Tech, but Jones thinks the Red Raiders will win.