Posted on October 19, 2021
aAnother week and a little less chaos in the Pac-12.
It looks like nearly every game will be competitive, unless Arizona gets involved, which makes for a pretty cloudy bowl picture in mid-October.
Here’s my best take on how I think it’s going to happen in December…for now.
flower pot – Oregon against. Michigan
2:00 p.m. PT, ESPN, Jan 1, 2022, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
Ducks seem to be the safest bet to win the Pac-12 at the moment, although they looked really scary the wrong way around going in and out of farewell week.
The Ducks have a relaxed schedule from here, and they know how to win the conference, so now I’m trusting them to get back to Pasadena.
Alamo Bowl – Arizona against. Texas
6:15 p.m. PT, ESPN, December 29, 2021, Almodome, San Antonio, Texas
I think the Sun Devils lost the South to Utah on Saturday, but I think they still finished in the second bowling slot for the Pac-12, and finished with nine wins.
It would be a controversial – but successful – season for Pyramid Edwards and his cohorts if they could make it to the Alamo.
Las Vegas Bowl – Utah against. Wisconsin
7:30 p.m. PT, ESPN, December 30, 2021, Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
The Utes reach the Pac-12 Championship game again, and once again, they lose to Oregon. Their consolation is an inflated Las Vegas bowl against an opponent Mark they can beat.
holiday bowl – Oregon against. Virginia Tech
5:00 p.m. PT, Fox, December 28, 2021, Petco Park, San Diego, CA
Jonathan Smith brings beavers back to the big bowl game. This is a major achievement for Oregon after spending some time going under Smith.
Los Angeles Bowl – University of California against. Fresno State
4:30 PM PT, ABC, December 18, 2021, SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
How about a rematch of this classic Los Angeles game with an extra home game for the Bruins?
Sun Bowl – Washington State against. Boston College
9:30 a.m. PT, CBS, Dec 31, 2021, Sunball, El Paso, Texas
Who would have thought a few weeks ago that the Cougars would make it to the bowl game in 2021?
And not bad at that either.
Independence bowl – Washington State against. Boston College
12:30 PM PT, CBS, December 18, 2021, Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Los Angeles
The Cardinals are one of the most mysterious teams in the country, and I think they have six wins and a game with the ball.
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