This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back for the first POC episode of the New Year, recapping how the Conference of Champions did in the bowl season (spoiler: it was not good). For the second year in a row the Pac-12 failed to secure a bowl game victory, going 0-5 in 2021 (after an 0-2 2020) including Washington State failing to score in the first half against Central Michigan as a 7.5-point favorite. The Utes also appeared to have the Rose Bowl secured, with multiple 14-point leads over the Ohio State Buckeyes, but the defense wasn’t able to come up with many stops and a late field goal put Utah away, sending the Pac-12 home yet again without a bowl win.
The guys also talk about UCLA cancelling the Holiday Bowl at the last minute, Washington State finding a replacement after Miami dropped out of the Sun Bowl due to COVID-19 concerns, what Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff thought about the disappointing bowl record and what programs need to do going forward to have better results in football plus Arizona State apparently getting ready to self-sanction ahead of any NCAA decision on their investigation into illegal recruiting during the lockdown.
As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics.
Bowl Picks: Dave 2-3 Ryan 3-2
Overall: 44-45-1, Ryan 42-47-1
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