The Las Vegas Bowl pits the top team in the Mountain West Conference against the fifth-best team in the Pac-12 and the Bruins should be at or near that spot at season's end.
The Bruins defeated the Utah Utes, 21-14, on Oct. 13 and will travel to face Arizona State this week. If the Bruins can knock off the Sun Devils on the road to get to 6-2, winnable games versus Arizona and at Washington State follow before finishing with home games against No. 9 USC and No. 17 Stanford. The Bruins could be looking at an 8-4 season.
The Wolf Pack are 6-2 and have four more games on their schedule including an end-of-season tilt with No. 21 Boise State, which could be for the conference title.