This Week in Pac-10 Football

Dec. 4, 2006

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USC & CALIFORNIA SHARE TITLE--ROSE BOWL FOR THE TROJANS: USC and California share the Pac-10 title with the Trojans earning the Pac-10 berth in the Rose Bowl by virtue of beating the Golden Bears in head-to-head competition. It marks a record fifth straight year the Trojans have claimed at least a share of the Conference title. For California it is the first Conference football title since 1975.

GOING BOWLING: Six Pac-10 teams have finished the regular season with winning records and will fill out the Pac-10 bowl lineup. Following is the Pac-10 bowl picture:

Date/Time (PT) TV Bowl Game Opponents
Dec. 21 5:00 pm ESPN Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl Oregon (7-5) vs. BYU (10-2)
Dec. 24 5:00 pm ESPN Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl Arizona State (7-5) vs. Hawai'i (10-3)
Dec. 27 5:00 pm ESPN Emerald Bowl (San Francisco) UCLA (7-5) vs. Florida State (6-6)
Dec. 28 5:00 pm ESPN Pacific Life Holiday (San Diego) California (9-3) vs. Texas A&M (9-3)
Dec. 29 11:00 am CBS Brut Sun Bowl (El Paso) Oregon State (9-4) vs. Missouri (8-4)
Jan. 1 2:00 pm ABC Rose Bowl USC (10-2) vs. Michigan (11-1)

PAC-10 BOWL GAME PARTICIPANTS:

ROSE BOWL PRESENTED BY CITI:  USC (10-2) vs. MICHIGAN (11-1)Date/Time:  Mon., Jan. 1, 2:00 p.m. PTSite:  PasadenaTV:  ABCUSC Overall Bowl Record:  28-16USC Record in the Rose Bowl:  21-8USC Overall Record vs. Michigan:  5-4USC Record vs. Michigan in the Rose Bowl:  5-2Last Meeting:  USC 28, Michigan 14 (Jan. 1, 2004  Rose Bowl - 2003 season)

PACIFIC LIFE HOLIDAY BOWL: CALIFORNIA (9-3) vs. TEXAS A&M (9-3)Date/Time: Thu., Dec. 28, 5:00 p.m. PTSite: San DiegoTV: ESPNCalifornia Overall Bowl Record: 7-8-1California Record in the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl: 0-1California Record vs. Texas A&M: 1-1Last Meeting: California 19, Texas A&M 17 (1983)

BRUT SUN BOWL: OREGON STATE (9-4) vs. MISSOURI (8-4)Date/Time: Fri., Dec. 29, 12:00 noon MT/11:00 a.m. PTSite: El PasoTV: CBSOregon State Overall Bowl Record: 5-4Oregon State Record in the Brut Sun Bowl: 0-0Oregon State Record vs. Missouri: 1-0Last Meeting: Oregon State 19, Missouri 13 (1956)

PIONEER PUREVISION LAS VEGAS BOWL: OREGON (7-5) vs. BYU (10-2)Date/Time: Thu., Dec. 21, 5:00 p.m. PTSite: Las VegasTV: ESPNOregon Overall Bowl Record: 7-12Oregon Record in the Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl: 1-0Oregon Record vs. BYU: 3-2Last Meeting: Oregon 32, BYU 16 (1990)

EMERALD BOWL: UCLA (7-5) vs. FLORIDA STATE (6-6)Date/Time: Wed., Dec. 27, 5:00 p.m. PTSite: San FranciscoTV: ESPNUCLA Overall Bowl Record: 13-13-1UCLA Record in the Emerald Bowl: 0-0UCLA Record vs. Florida State: 0-0

SHERATON HAWAI'I BOWL: ARIZONA STATE (7-5) vs. HAWAI'I (10-3)Date/Time: Sun., Dec. 24, 3:00 p.m. HT/5:00 p.m. PT/6:00 p.m. MTSite: HonoluluTV: ESPNArizona State Overall Bowl Record: 12-9-1Arizona State Record in Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl: 0-0 (note: 0-2 in Aloha Bowl played at Honolulu)Arizona State Record vs. Hawai'i: 5-1Last Meeting: Hawai'i 29, Arizona State 17 (1979)

CURRENT STREAKS:
Longest overall winning streak - 3 games - Oregon State and UCLA
Longest Conference-game winning streak - 3 games - UCLA
Longest home winning streak - 33 games - USC (Pac-10 record)
Longest road winning streak - 3 games - Arizona

OUT OF OUR LEAGUE: The Pac-10 compiled a stellar mark of 22-9 (.710) against non-conference foes, the second straight year the Conference won more than 70% of its games against outsiders. The Pac-10 is 7-6 in games against BCS teams from automatic qualifying conferences. In non-conference matchups where both teams were ranked, the Pac-10 holds a 3-1 advantage.

PAC-10 CAREER TOUCHDOWN RECEPTION LIST:

1. 39 Dwayne Jarrett, USC, 2004-06
2. 32 Jason Hill, Washington State, 2003-06
32 Ken Margerum, Stanford, 1977-1980

INSTANT REPLAY: The Pac-10 has completed year two of instant replay and this season all Division I-A conferences agreed to utilize a uniform system of replay. Following is a summary of instant replay in the Pac-10 2006 regular season:

Games utilizing instant replay: 64
Number of game stoppages to review a play: 100
Number of reversals: 36
Number of coaches challenges: 10
Number of coaches challenge reversals: 3
Average number of stoppages per game: 1.6
Average length of review: 2:02
Number of plays reviewed with no game stoppage: 258

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