The Pac-12 Conference has had a rough showing so far during this college football bowl season, with losses in each of their three games. But on Saturday the conference has two chances for a win. The UCLA Bruins battle the Illinois Fighting Illini in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, while the Utah Utes take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the Sun Bowl. Here are the Saturday particulars:
Hyundai Sun Bowl
Teams: Utah (7-5, 4-5 in the Pac-12); Georgia Tech (8-4, 5-3 in the ACC)
Time: 11 a.m. PST
Favorite: Georgia Tech is favored by two points, per Odds Shark
The Pick: Take the Yellow Jackets and lay the points.
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
Teams: UCLA (6-7, 5-4 in the Pac-12); Illinois (6-6, 2-6 in the Big Ten)
Time: 12:30 p.m. PST
TV: ESPN and ESPN3.com, with Carter Blackburn, Brock Huard, and Shelley Smith on the call
Favorite: Illinois is favored by three points, per Odds Shark.
The Pick: The loser of this game will finish with a losing record, but both schools have new coaches coming after the game. I think it will be a low-scoring affair, so I'll take the Bruins and the points.