PAC 12 Football Bowl Outlook

Pac 12 Football Teams bowl Info

How will the Pac 12 do in the post season?  Will Sanford roll over Wisconsin who shocked Nebraska in the BIG 10 Championship Game?  Which is your favorite ?  Some to be answered which the bowl season starts in a couple of weeks.

Stanford Cardinal - Wisconsin thinks third straight trip to the Rose Bowl might offer different results. First five-loss team to make it to RB, but three of those losses were in OT … for entertainment purposes only, early Rose Bowl odds … who saw this matchup coming?

Washington Huskies - It was Vegas the Dawgs wanted all along, but Sark says there must be some limitations set (you think?) … Condotta’s blog … with Boise State ahead, there’s no looking back

 - OK, it’s a bowl game, but it isn’t what Matt Barkley envisioned. A look at his star-crossed time at USC … Barkley could probably play in the Sun Bowl with his sprained shoulder, but should he?

UCLA Bruins - Holiday Bowl exec talks up choice of Bruins, saying they are a great example of a turnaround team

Arizona State Sun Devils - Graham puts his team No. 20 in final coaches poll. Sun Devils start prep for Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl vs. Navy on Friday

Arizona Wildcats - ‘Cats play Nevada in New Mexico Bowl, but landing ex-USC QBJesse Scroggins is bigger news. Could be somebody to step in for Matt Scott … how much damage can one Matt Scott fumble against ASU do? Let Greg Hansen explains.

– a bowl? No!  A disappointing season for the Utes, after posting a 9-1 postseason bowl record, the Utes are remembering on of their past great coaches who passed away, Rick Majerus.

Fiesta Bowl lands another marquee matchup with No. 5 Oregon against No. 7 … “Obviously, the job that Bill Snyder has done in Kansas State, his first tour, now his second tour, he’ll go down in history as one of the greatest college football coaches this game has ever seen,” Oregon coach Chip Kelly said. “He is a model for how 

Oregon, K-State to Meet in Fiesta Bowl Orchestrator of what may be the biggest turnaround in college football history his first go-round in Manhattan, Snyder came out of retirement to re-energize K-State again in 2009 — in the stadium named after him, no less. He led the Wildcats to the 

Oregon, K-State set for Fiesta Bowl “Obviously, the job that Bill Snyder has done in Kansas State, his first tour, now his second tour, he’ll go down in history as one of the greatest college football coaches this game has ever seen,” Oregon’s Kelly said. “He is a model for how to run 

OSU football: Players taking it easy for week, while coaches remain busy Oregon State football players are looking forward to time off this week before practice resumes. It has been a long season that took a physical toll with the way the schedule was disrupted. That postponed season opener with Nicholls State was finally 

Why Chip Kelly Bolts To The NFL – And Why He Stays It’s an interesting development in the history of Oregon football coaching. For years, Duck fans waited in earnest while Mike Bellotti would be courted by major football programs. Would he go? Would he stay? Oregon football is not wringing its hands 

Oregon Ducks Vs. Kansas State Wildcats Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: 1/3/13 Tyrone’s …In the second biggest game of the college football bowl season the methodical Kansas State Wildcats hope patience on offense works against the Oregon Ducks at the Fiesta Bowl. Kansas State Wildcats (11-1) at OregonDucks (11-1); Date & Time: College 

Oregon Football: Why Marcus Mariota Should Have Been a Heisman Finalist But there is just as good of a redshirt quarterback across the nation in the small town of Eugene, Oregon. Mariota is one of the best offensive players in the nation, period, and he should have received a nod as a finalist for the Heisman Trophy this 

Bowl game fever for Ducks and Beavs CORVALLIS, OR – NOVEMBER 24: De’Anthony Thomas #6 of the Oregon Ducks is tackled by Jordan Poyer #14 of the Oregon State Beavers during the 116th Civil War on November 24, 2012 at the Reser Stadium in Corvallis,Oregon.

Pac-12 Expansion: Believes Conference Realignment Not Likely While conference realignment shakes up much of college football, the Pac-12 is comfortable standing pat at 12 teams. Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. Realignment is quaking through college football at this moment. The ACC and the Big Ten continue 

UCLA Football: Winners and Losers from Pac-12 Championship Game The UCLA Bruins fell to the Stanford Cardinal in the Pac-12 Championship Game by a score of 27-24, effectively knocking the Bruins out of Rose Bowl contention. It’s no easy task playing an opponent for the second time in six days.

Stanford and UCLA One More Time

Pac 12 Teams Conference Championship

Is it like the old saying goes, it is just like ‘kissing’ your sister.  What?  Yes it is the Conference Championship game which matches up UCLA vs Stanford… Again!  Didn’t these guys just play late week in Pasadena, at .  Again, affirmative.

So UCLA has a chance  the 2nd time in two years, to win the game and make it to the Rose Bowl.  Will they do it?  Not likely, but that is the reason they play the game.

A Big Note to Pac 12 Commissioner Larry Scott, schedule inter-divisional games at the beginning of the Pac 12 football season, so you don’t have two teams play in the Conference Championship game, who just met an week earlier.  Having just played against each other is not exactly what you want to hype your Championship game.

  • Coach Jim Mora said UCLA isn’t exactly going to reinvent the wheel when the Bruins rematch with Stanford. Not enough time, not enough practice, and quite frankly, it’s a bit insulting to a coach that has UCLA playing its best ball in more than a decade, writes Ryan Kartje of the Orange County Register. Still, the Bruins know they need to throw in a couple of changes to optimize the “weaknesses” they saw in a Cardinal team that beat them 35-17.”You can’t revamp your entire offensive or defensive scheme in a week,” Mora said. “There’s things that you do as a team, and you do them repetitively, and that’s why you become pretty good at them. At the same time, you’ve got to have wrinkles for every opponent, whether it’s offensively or defensively. That’s got to be our approach, and I’m sure it’ll be their approach as well. It comes down to us … playing to our best, our max potential.”
  • Not often does a position change lead to immediate greatness, but then again, not often is so much talent wasted in an undefined position. UCLA’s Anthony Barr, though, didn’t take long to adjust from his switch from F-back in the Bruins’ woeful Pistol offense last season to outside linebacker and pass-rush specialist. Barr tied for the Pac-12 lead in sacks (12) and was named first-team all conference for his efforts. A special meeting with his new head coach last January turned out to be a stroke of fate, writes Kartje.“It was one of those cosmic encounters,” Mora said of the discussion to move Barr to linebacker. “It was exciting. We saw a lot of potential in him at that position, but we never knew what he could become until (training camp in) San Bernardino because he missed so much of spring.”
  • Two coaches with NFL backgrounds, Mora and Stanford’s David Shaw, are not so foreign to the concept of playing the same team in back-to-back weeks. But around college football? Pretty rare, as Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times notes. Citing the website FootballGeography.com, Klein details that the unique UCLA/Stanford rematch will be the first time since 1935 that two major college teams will play each other in consecutive games in the same season.Perhaps Bruins senior defensive lineman Datone Jones put it best to Klein: “It’s crazy. I feel like this is an NBA game, where we’re in a best-of-seven.”
  • As if Stanford needs anything more to be intimidating, the Cardinal will play in their black uniforms against the Bruins on Friday, Tom FitzGerald of the San Francisco Chronicle writes. Stanford has had much success in the jerseys, winning all , and the players feel the psychological edge. Shaw told FitzGerald that the players decided to switch it up, not the coaches.

No. 8 Stanford, No. 17 UCLA rematch in Pac-12 championship a ‘mind game’ STANFORD, Calif. — This week has been unlike any other in the 20 years Mike Gleeson has been Stanford football’s video director. Even though there’s a tight turnaround between the Cardinal’s 35-17 victory last Saturday at UCLA and the Pac-12 

No longer starter, Nunes still helping Stanford Stanford quarterback Josh Nunes (6) throws against during the first half of an NCAA collegefootball game in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. (/Marcio Jose Sanchez) 

David Shaw building his own legacy at Stanford Stanford head coach David Shaw, right, shakes hands with honorary captain Jack Lasater after defeating UCLA 35-17 during their NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Stanford rolls UCLA in the Rose Bowl

Pac 12 Football Teams Stanford vs UCLA 

PASADENA, Calif. — The Stanford Cardinal chose to be concerned strictly about themselves . That was all that was necessary, and it worked to perfection.

Stepfan Taylor rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns, Kevin Hogan passed for 160 yards and another score, and the 11th-ranked Cardinal beat No. 15 UCLA 35-17 to earn the title and a rematch with the Bruins in the conference championship game next week.

The Cardinal (10-2, 8-1 Pac-12) had to win to qualify for another shot at the Bruins on Friday at home because No. 5 Oregon (11-1, 8-1) beat No. 16 Oregon State 48-24 in a matchup that finished about 10 minutes before Stanford and UCLA began their game at the Rose Bowl.  Continue reading Pac 12 Football 

Football: Cardinal rolls No. 17 UCLA 35-17 to win Pac-12 North, set up rematch … Stanford football took care of business on Saturday night, smothering and the UCLA  and scoring plenty of points on its way to a 35-17 win over the No. 17 Bruins. With the win, Stanford guaranteed its spot in the Pac-12 

Stanford football: Post-UCLA bowl update With Stanford taking care of business in the Rose Bowl and Oregon rolling to victory in the Civil War, there are only two possible postseason landing spots for the Cardinal. I say that knowing full well that anything’s possible with the BCS — even 

College Football: UCLA’s effort can be summed in two words That’s the only way to explain this dud. Expected better from UCLA, and the Bruins should’ve demanded more from themselves. UCLA trailed 35-10 in the third quarter after the Cardinal outscored UCLA 28-3 in the second and third quarters. UCLA was held

USC or UCLA To Rule Pac 12 Football South

Pac 12 Football Teams South

Not that I ever would criticize anyone for advertising in a newspaper, but some of the worst-spent money in the history of college athletics involved UCLA’s buying valuable space in 2008 to declare, “The football monopoly in Los Angeles is officially over.”

Rick Neuheisel, then UCLA’s newly hired coach, was pictured prominently in those ads. Four years later, following a 50-0 loss to USC, Neuheisel was fired last November. So here comes another crosstown and, wouldn’t you know, the Trojans’ reign over L.A. actually will be threatened Saturday afternoon at the .

The Pac-12’s other first -year coaches — Arizona’s , Arizona State’s Todd Graham and Washington State’s Mike Leach — have received more attention at various points, for right and wrong reasons. UCLA’s Jim Mora rather quietly is doing the best work of any of them, and he should be voted the conference’s coach of the year if he can beat USC and advance to the Pac-12 championship game.

The USC-UCLA winner will clinch the South division title. In UCLA’s case, that would be a legitimate achievement — unlike last season, when the Bruins went 5-4 and were awarded the championship only because USC (7-2) was ineligible. UCLA also needed Utah to lose to lowly Colorado on the final weekend.

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UCLA’s Barr named Pac-12 Player of the Week Running back Ka’Deem Carey of Arizona, linebacker Anthony Barr of UCLA and placekicker Trevor Romaine of have been namedPac-12 Players of the Week in football. Carey, a sophomore from Tucson, Ariz., rushed for a Pac-12-record 

No. 14 Stanford has shot to unseat No. 1 Oregon For the past two years, the Cardinal have been the Pac-12′s second-best team. All along they’ve been chasing the same program, and – like everybody else in the conference – have been unable to keep pace. The one true measuring stick for how close

Two PAC 12 Football Teams in BCS Games

Pac 12 Football Bowl Teams: 

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.–For the second consecutive year two Pac-12 teams will participate in BCS bowls as Pac-12 Champion OREGON heads to the Rose Bowl to take on Champion Wisconsin, and STANFORD is Fiesta Bowl-bound to meet Champion Oklahoma State. Both games will be played on Monday, Jan. 2.

“We are free cialis excited to have Oregon and Stanford once again represent the Pac-12 in the BCS bowl lineup. Both teams are certainly deserving after having proven themselves over the course of the season,” said Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott.

“It’s rewarding to see our teams get the recognition that they deserve. The entire Pac-12 bowl lineup features attractive matchups that our fans are sure to enjoy,” added Scott.

Oregon, which finished at No. 5 in the final BCS standings, is making its third consecutive appearance in a BCS bowl. Meanwhile, Stanford received an automatic at-large berth in a BCS bowl by finishing at No. 4 in the final BCS standings.

ARIZONA STATE kicks off the Pac-12 bowl line up with its first postseason appearance since 2007 as it heads to Las Vegas for the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas on Thursday, Dec. 22. The Sun Devils will face Mountain West Conference runner-up Boise State.

CALIFORNIA will make its eighth postseason bowl appearance in the last nine seasons as it meets Big 12 representative Texas in the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl on Wednesday, Dec. 28.

WASHINGTON is making back-to-back bowl appearances as it takes on Baylor from the in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Thursday, Dec. 29.

UTAH, the newest member of the Pac-12 Conference, is making its ninth straight bowl appearance and will face Georgia Tech of the Atlantic Coast Conference in the Hyundai Sun Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 31.

UCLA, the Pac-12 South Division representative in the inaugural Pac-12 Championship, will meet Illinois of the Big Ten Conference in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on Sat., Dec. 31.

The Pac-12 was unable to fill its seventh bowl slot with the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.

The complete Pac-12 bowl lineup is as follows:

Thur., Dec. 22
MAACO Bowl Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nev.
ARIZONA STATE (6-6) vs. Boise State (11-1)
5 p.m. PT • ESPN

Wed., Dec. 28
Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl – San Diego, Calif.
CALIFORNIA (7-5) vs. Texas (7-5)
5 p.m. PT • ESPN

Thur., Dec. 29
Valero Alamo Bowl – San Antonio, Texas
WASHINGTON (7-5) vs. Baylor (9-3)
8 p.m. CT • ESPN

Sat., Dec. 31
Huyndai Sun Bowl – El Paso, Texas
UTAH (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (8-4)
12 p.m. MT • CBS

Sat., Dec. 31
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl – , Calif.
UCLA (6-7) vs. Illinois (6-6)
12:30 p.m. PT • ESPN

Mon., Jan. 2
Rose Bowl presented by Vizio – Pasadena, Calif.
OREGON (11-2) vs. Wisconsin (11-2)
2:10 p.m. PT • ABC

Mon., Jan. 2
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl – Glendale, Ariz.
STANFORD (11-1) vs. Oklahoma State (11-1)
6:30 p.m. MT • ESPN

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