The Pac-12 Conference has not had a good showing so far this college football bowl season, with just one victory in five bowl games. However, the class of the conference is on display on Monday, as the Oregon Ducks and Stanford Cardinal take part in the Rose Bowl and Fiesta Bowl, respectively. Each faces a tough opponent, but the conference has a chance to end its bowl season on a high note with two wins on January 2.
Teams: No. 6 Oregon Ducks (11-2, 8-1 in the Pac-12); No. 9 Wisconsin Badgers (11-2, 6-2 in the Big Ten)
Time: 2:00 p.m. PST
Location: The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
TV: ESPN and ESPN3.com, with Brent Musberger, Kirk Herbstreit, and Erin Andrews on the call.
The Hook: Oregon has won 33 games in the last three seasons, and this is their third consecutive appearance in a BCS bowl game. However, after disappointing losses to Ohio State in the 2010 Rose Bowl and Auburn in the 2011 BCS Championship Game, the Ducks are in need of a signature win
The Favorite: Oregon is favored by six points, per Odds Shark
The Pick: I'll take the Ducks and give the points
Teams: No. 4 Stanford Cardinal (11-1, 8-1 in the Pac-12); No. 3 Oklahoma State Cowboys (11-1, 8-1 in the Big XII)
Time: 5:30 p.m. PST
Location: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
TV: ESPN and ESPN3.com, with Sean McDonough, Matt Millen, and Heather Cox on the call.
The Hook: Oklahoma State is angry that they narrowly missed a berth in the national title game, while Stanford is still smarting from their home loss to Oregon that derailed their dream season.
The Favorite: Oklahoma State is favored by four points, per Odds Shark
The Pick: Give me Stanford and the points. I think Andrew Luck goes out with a bang on Monday night.