This Week in Pac-10 Football

Dec. 8, 2008

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PAC-10 BOWL GAME PARTICIPANTS:

PIONEER LAS VEGAS BOWL:  ARIZONA (7-5) vs. BYU (10-2)

Date/Time:  Sat., Dec. 20, 5:00 p.m. PT/6:00 p.m. MT 

Site: Las Vegas (Sam Boyd Stadium)

TV:  ESPN

Arizona Overall Bowl Record:  5-7-1

Arizona Record in the Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl:  0-0

Arizona Record vs. BYU:  11-9-1

Last Meeting:  Arizona 16, BYU 13 (2006 season opener)

Note:  Arizona makes its first bowl appearance since 1998 Holiday Bowl win against Nebraska (23-20).

 

EMERALD BOWL:  CALIFORNIA (8-4) vs. MIAMI (7-5)

Date/Time:  Sat., Dec. 27, 5:00 p.m. PT

San Francisco (AT&T Park)

TV:  ESPN

California Overall Bowl Record:  9-8-1

California Record in the Emerald Bowl:  0-0

California Record vs. Miami: 1-2

Last Meeting:  Miami 52, California 24 (1990)

Note:  California makes a bowl appearance for the sixth straight year.

 

PACIFIC LIFE HOLIDAY BOWL:  OREGON (9-3) vs OKLAHOMA STATE (9-3)

Date/Time:  Tue., Dec. 30, 5:00 PT

Site:  San Diego (Qualcomm Stadium)

TV:  ESPN

Oregon Overall Bowl Record:  8-13

Oregon Record in the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl:  1-1

Oregon Record vs. Oklahoma State: 0-0

Note:  Oregon’s two previous Holiday Bowl appearances have been decided by a total of eight points.

 

BRUT SUN BOWL:  OREGON STATE (8-4) vs. PITTSBURGH (9-3)

Date/Time:  Wed., Dec. 31, 12:00 MT/11:00 a.m. PT

Site:  El Paso (Sun Bowl)

TV:  CBS

Oregon State Overall Bowl Record:  7-4

Oregon State Record in the Brut Sun Bowl:  1-0

Oregon State Record vs. Pittsburgh:  0-1

Last Meeting:  Pittsburgh 38, Oregon State 13 (2002 Insight Bowl)

Note:  Oregon State has won four straight bowl games last losing to Pittsburgh in the 2002 Insight Bowl.

 

ROSE BOWL PRESENTED BY CITI:  USC (11-1) vs PENN STATE (11-1)

Date/Time:  Thu., Jan. 1, 2:00 p.m. PT

Site:  Pasadena (Rose Bowl)

TV:  ABC

USC Overall Bowl Record:  30-16

USC Record in the Rose Bowl:  23-8

USC Record vs. Penn State:  4-4

USC Record vs. Penn State in the Rose Bowl:  1-0 (USC 43, Penn State 3 - Jan. 1, 1923)

Last Meeting:  USC 29, Penn State 5 (2000 Kickoff Classic at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ)

Note:  The 1923 USC-Penn State Rose Bowl Game was the first Rose Bowl Game played in the current stadium.

 

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