Outside of the Fiesta Bowl, which of the other seven bowls featuring Pac-12 teams interests you the most?
Mike: For me it’s four-prong because I think the Holiday Bowl between Baylor-UCLA will be entertaining since I don’t think either side can stop one another. Oregon State traveling to face Texas roughly 30 hours from their home base will be interesting in the Alamo Bowl. Lastly, the New Mexico Bowl between Arizona-Nevada interests me but so does the Maaco Bowl since Boise State-Washington will play next season and Sark needs to prove something after the Apple Cup debacle.
Raymond: Oregon State-Texas is the most intriguing to me as both teams had up and down seasons. Oregon State started off 6-0 while Texas started off 4-0. Texas comes in hotter winning four of their last six while the Beavers struggled at the end. Baylor and UCLA should be fun too with the amount of offense Baylor plays.
Ricky: I think the Alamo Bowl between Oregon State and Texas will be the most interesting. Texas has struggled at times this year (especially against TCU on Thanksgiving). It will be interesting to see if the Beavers can defeat the Longhorns in the state of Texas.
Brian: I’ll take the Rose Bowl with Wisconsin and Stanford. If there were some sort of playoff, the Cardinal could very well be my pick to win the whole tournament with how strong of a November they had and winning the Pac-12. The Badgers do have five losses but have only lost to Ohio State by more than three (and that was probably the toughest game of the season). With the new announcement of the head coaching change, it dampers it a bit but the game should still be interesting.
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