Eight of the 12 Pac-12 schools were eligible to make bowl games this season. Stanford won the Pac-12 championship, snapping Oregon’s streak of three straight Pac-12 titles, and will play in the Rose Bowl. Oregon was the first pick of the at-large pool eligible for a BCS game and will take on the Big 12 champion Kansas State Wildcats on Thursday, January 3rd.
It’s a great consolation prize for the Ducks after not being able to make the championship game, and the rest of the schedule looks to be interesting to see how the Pac-12 fares. Here’s the full slate:
- New Mexico Bowl – Arizona (7-5) vs. Nevada (7-5)
at University Stadium in Albuquerque, NM
Saturday, December 15th – 10:00 am (ESPN)
- Las Vegas Bowl – Washington (7-5) vs. (20)Boise State (10-2)
at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 22nd – 12:30 pm (ESPN)
- Holiday Bowl – (16)UCLA (9-4) vs. Baylor (7-5)
at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA
Thursday, December 27th – 6:45 pm (ESPN)
- Kraft Fights Hunger Bowl – Arizona State (7-5) vs. Navy (7-4)
at AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA
Saturday, December 29th – 1:00 pm (ESPN2)
- Alamo Bowl – (15)Oregon State (9-3) vs. (18)Texas (8-4)
at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX
Saturday, December 29th – 3:45 pm (ESPN)
- Sun Bowl – Georgia Tech (6-7) vs. USC (7-5)
at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, TX
Monday, December 31st – 11:00 am (CBS)
- Rose Bowl (BCS) – Wisconsin (8-5) vs. (8)Stanford (11-2)
at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, January 1st – 2:00 pm (ESPN)
- Fiesta Bowl (BCS) – (6)Kansas State (11-1) vs. (5)Oregon (11-1)
at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ
Thursday, January 3rd – 5:30 pm (ESPN)
Probably the most disappointing game has to be USC vs. Georgia Tech. For the Trojans that were a preseason number one team, facing a team that had to sign a waiver to be eligible for bowl games has to be pretty disappointing. Then again, the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl should just be assumed as an awful bowl game to go to with two straight duds.
Intriguing matchups include a top 10 matchup in Glendale with the Ducks and Wildcats, a top 20 matchup between Oregon State and Texas in the Alamodome, and runner-up UCLA against a Baylor team that’s red-hot after being ranked dead last in total defense until Louisiana Tech took the 124th total defense in the nation.
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