At first glance, it may look like UCLA is on a bit of a skid heading into tonight’s Holiday Bowl against Baylor. The Bruins have lost two in a row after a 9-2 start.

But did UCLA really end the regular season playing poorly? Both of the Bruins’ losses came at the hands of No. 6 Stanford, the second of which came in the Pac-12 championship game and sent the Cardinal to the Rose Bowl. And the Bruins were in position to win the conference title game before falling 27-24.


By Bryan Fischer, Senior correspondent for Pac-12 Networks
Updated December 26, 2012

Nothing like an exciting post-Christmas bowl game to everybody back into college football. After one of the biggest turnarounds in the country in terms of wins, an exciting UCLA team heads south to San Diego to take on Big 12 foe Baylor in what figures to be an exciting back-and-forth game.

Both teams will look to end the season on a high note and there's little doubt that this game might be tougher on the defensive coordinators than the offensive coordinators.

 


By Bryan Fischer, Senior correspondent for Pac-12 Networks
Updated December 26, 2012

Nothing like an exciting post-Christmas bowl game to everybody back into college football. After one of the biggest turnarounds in the country in terms of wins, an exciting UCLA team heads south to San Diego to take on Big 12 foe Baylor in what figures to be an exciting back-and-forth game.

Both teams will look to end the season on a high note and there's little doubt that this game might be tougher on the defensive coordinators than the offensive coordinators.

 


By Bryan Fischer, Senior correspondent for Pac-12 Networks
Updated December 26, 2012

Nothing like an exciting post-Christmas bowl game to everybody back into college football. After one of the biggest turnarounds in the country in terms of wins, an exciting UCLA team heads south to San Diego to take on Big 12 foe Baylor in what figures to be an exciting back-and-forth game.

Both teams will look to end the season on a high note and there's little doubt that this game might be tougher on the defensive coordinators than the offensive coordinators.

 


By Bryan Fischer, Senior correspondent for Pac-12 Networks
Updated December 26, 2012

Nothing like an exciting post-Christmas bowl game to everybody back into college football. After one of the biggest turnarounds in the country in terms of wins, an exciting UCLA team heads south to San Diego to take on Big 12 foe Baylor in what figures to be an exciting back-and-forth game.

Both teams will look to end the season on a high note and there's little doubt that this game might be tougher on the defensive coordinators than the offensive coordinators.

 


Updated December 26, 2012

Mike Yam and Bryan Fischer return from the holidays to look ahead at the upcoming Pac-12 Bowl games. Guests include UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone (Holiday Bowl), Arizona State head coach Todd Graham (Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl) and Pac-12 Networks analyst Rick Neuheisel to break down everything else. Plus, Bryan tells Mike all about Boxing Day.

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Updated December 24, 2012

We have so much to be grateful for here at Pac-12 HQ. But for now, here are 12 things we're most thankful for this holiday season.

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Each week, dozens of live events comprising hundreds of plays air on Pac-12 Networks and elsewhere. At week’s end, we rank the 10 best as seen here.

Which play do you think was best for Dec. 16-22? View the highlights, then vote and be heard.


By Bryan Fischer, Senior correspondent for Pac-12 Networks
Updated December 23, 2012

LAS VEGAS -- Sometimes one doesn't need to say much in order to say a lot. Case in point: running back Bishop Sankey's body language told the story Saturday as Washington fell 28-26 to Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl.


Washington Sophomore Bishop Sankey runs for a school bowl record with 205 yards on 30 carries, but the Broncos kick a last-minute field goal to pull off the 28-26 win in Saturday's Maaco Bowl in Las Vegas.


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