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  1. MAACO Las Vegas Bowl

    Ted Miller

    Oregon State (8-4) vs. BYU (10-2) Dec. 22, 8 p.m., (ESPN) The MAACO Las Vegas Bowl matches a pair of ranked teams that wish they were somewhere else. Early in the season, BYU thought it was a BCS-buster when it beat Oklahoma. But the Cougars g...

    Blog | December 06, 2009
  2. San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

    Ted Miller

    California (8-4) vs. Utah (9-3) Dec. 23, 8 p.m., (ESPN) A bowl win is a great way to send a what-could-have-been season off in a positive way, which is what you have with California's matchup against Utah in the San Diego County Credit Union Poin...

    Blog | December 06, 2009
  3. Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi

    Ted Miller

    Oregon (10-2) vs. Ohio State (10-2) Jan. 1, 4:30 p.m. On the surface, the Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi looks like a classic "irresistible force meets immovable object" matchup. Oregon's rushing attack ranks sixth in the country with 236 ...

    Blog | December 06, 2009
  4. Pacific Life Holiday Bowl

    Ted Miller

    Arizona (8-4) vs. Nebraska (9-4) Dec. 30, 8 p.m. (ESPN) If you watched the Big 12 championship game, you know one huge question hangs over the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl. Can Arizona's offensive line handle All-Universe defensive tackle Ndamu...

    Blog | December 06, 2009
  5. Brut Sun Bowl

    Ted Miller

    Stanford (8-4) vs. Oklahoma (7-5) Dec. 31, 2 p.m. (CBS) Don't be fooled by Oklahoma's 7-5 record. This is an elite team, see its 27-0 whipping of Oklahoma State in the season-finale. It's just difficult -- and deflating -- when a team loses it...

    Blog | December 06, 2009
  6. Emerald Bowl

    Ted Miller

    USC (8-4) vs. Boston College (8-4) Dec. 26, 8 p.m., (ESPN) Raise your hand if you predicted the Emerald Bowl for USC in the preseason? You are not alone -- the Trojans surely didn't see this for themselves either after seven consecutive BCS bo...

    Blog | December 06, 2009
  7. Emerald Bowl: California (8-4) vs. Miami (7-5)

    Ted Miller

    Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller Miami, one of the nation's youngest -- and most talented teams -- appeared to hit a wall in losing its final two games, giving up an eye-popping 691 yards rushing in losses to Georgia Tech and North Carolina State. Th...

    Blog | December 07, 2008
  8. Holiday Bowl: Oregon (9-3) vs. Oklahoma St. (9-3)

    Ted Miller

    Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller A matchup between ranked -- and similar -- teams that should feature a lot of points. Oregon ranks seventh in the nation in scoring (41.92) and Oklahoma State ranks eighth (41.58). The Ducks rank fourth in rushing (27...

    Blog | December 07, 2008
  9. Rose Bowl: USC (11-1) vs. Penn State (11-1)

    Ted Miller

    Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller There's a chance an impressive win by either team might earn a scattering of protest No. 1 votes in the final national polls. But even without major national title implication, this is an intriguing matchup between a p...

    Blog | December 07, 2008
  10. Sun Bowl: Oregon State (8-4) vs. Pitt (9-3)

    Ted Miller

    Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller This is an intriguing matchup between teams led by former NFL head coaches who came out of the gate slowly. Oregon State, of course, did its annual 2-3 start, getting humiliated at Penn State, 45-14, in the process, ...

    Blog | December 07, 2008
  11. Las Vegas Bowl: Arizona (7-5) vs. BYU (10-2)

    Ted Miller

    Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller Based on the records, this looks like a mismatch. But is it? BYU, winners of three consecutive Las Vegas Bowls, started the season talking about perfection and a BCS bowl berth and rolled to a 6-0 start. But the Couga...

    Blog | December 07, 2008
  12. Poll: Pac-12 QB competitions

    Ted Miller

    Some coaches don't want to announce a starting QB until the week of the first game. Some coaches believe it's important to announce a starter as soon as possible so he can take a leadership position in front of his teammates. Former USC coach Pete...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  13. Hundley, UCLA ready for star turn

    Ted Miller

    Since his sophomore year of high school, UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley has engaged in a symbolic ritual. Just before the first whistle of preseason football practices, he stows his trophies, awards and press clippings away from sight. "I'd take a...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  14. Rose Bowl defenses: A closer look

    Ted Miller

    The Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO features two of the nation's best defenses with Stanford and Michigan State, so ESPN.com's Stats & Information, as is their wont, decided to take a closer look. First off, the basic numbers. Michigan State...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  15. Colorado taps Rick George as AD

    Ted Miller

    Colorado has hired Texas Rangers president of business operations Rick George to be its next athletic director, it was announced Wednesday. George takes over for Mike Bohn, who was forced to resign in May. George's first day at Colorado will be Au...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  16. Does UCLA's home edge top Oregon's?

    Ted Miller

    We must defend this house! The first thing a good team does is create a home-field advantage. No team wants a visitor to feel comfortable. And fans take pride in creating atmosopheres that intimidate or at least deafen. So which Pac-12 team is ...

    Blog | July 03, 2013