Analyzing UCLA & Cal’s bowl performances and previewing Utah in the Las Vegas Bowl

In this episode of the Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back in studio breaking down all of the exciting Pac-12 bowl action from over the weekend and look ahead to the upcoming bowl games for Conference of Champions programs.

The guys start off recapping the two bowl games from Saturday, UCLA and Boise State in the Los Angeles Bowl and California and Texas Tech in the Independence Bowl. The Bruins came out in the first half looking like they were nursing a collective hangover as the Broncos could do whatever they wanted. But after halftime Chip Kelly rallied the troops and put Ethan Garbers in the game and UCLA cruised to victory. The Golden Bears scored on their first offensive possession following a Red Raiders turnover and when the game was tied at 14 early it appeared to be a shootout in the making. Unfortunately Cal didn’t score again and got dismantled by Tech while getting dominated on both lines of scrimmage.

On Saturday the next Pac-12 bowl game kicks off with Utah facing Northwestern in the Las Vegas Bowl. Head coach Kyle Whittingham shines in these non-NY6 bowls and the guys will talk about how they feel the Utes will play and do their picks against the spread.

As usual Ryan and Dave end the podcast answering listener emails and questions from the YouTube chat.

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Pac-12 Bowl Previews

Las Vegas Bowl – ABC 4:30 p.m. Utah vs. Northwestern (+6.5) – Dave (Utah), Ryan (NW)

Pac-12 Bowl Picks Totals: Ryan (1-1), David (0-2)

Season Totals: Ryan (46-38-1), David (48-36-1)

Power Rankings

  1. Washington
  2. Oregon
  3. Arizona
  4. Oregon State
  5. Utah 
  6. USC
  7. California
  8. UCLA
  9. Washington State
  10. Arizona State
  11. Colorado
  12. Stanford

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