Pac-12 Articles

Once you cross into January, college football bowl season takes a drastically different look. A lot of the games in December featured motivation issues while these are filled mostly with teams who want to be where they are and want to make a good...
Matt Josephs
9 months ago
Oregon Ducks end zone design
It’s a small part of every college football bowl game, but the field paintings or logos and end zone designs are usually tailored to the teams and bowl experience. The Alamo Bowl is raising the bar for future bowl games, as the game...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Clay Helton
Prior to 2014 the USC Trojans had never been to a single Holiday Bowl, now they will play in their second straight. The 8-5 Trojans will also be facing a traditional Midwestern football powerhouse for the second straight year. Last year was the...
Josh Webb
9 months ago
Vernon Adams
College football 2015-16 bowl season has almost reached its halfway point. With 20 games in the books, 21 contests remain, including the New Year’s Six matchups and the national championship on Jan. 11 in Glendale, Ariz. The first portion of...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Leonard Fournette
Seemingly every autumn, college football collectively sets the bar higher than it had in previous years. The 2015 campaign featured an abundance of breath-taking moments across all levels, in the process setting a new standard of excellence in the...
Kyle Kensing
9 months ago
Jared Goff
The Armed Forces Bowl features an interesting contrast in styles in Air Force’s option attack against California’s Bear Raid offense. Despite the contrast in styles, a high-scoring game is anticipated in Fort Worth on Tuesday afternoon...
John La Fleur
9 months ago
Nick Mullens
The 2015 Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl features two very different teams in Southern Miss and Washington. Southern Miss finished their season 9-4 and won the Conference USA Western Division. The Golden Eagles lost in the C-USA...
Justin Nails
9 months ago
Tommy Armstrong
I’m guessing a lot of you thought you had seen Nebraska take the field for the last time in 2015, didn’t you? Not so as thanks to a lack of bowl-eligible teams and the Cornhuskers’ excellent academic standing, Mike Riley’s...
Brandon Cavanaugh
9 months ago
Josh Rosen
Every college football season is a new opportunity for the freshmen players on 128 FBS teams to make a statement. While each year always produces a handful of freshmen standouts, it seems more first-year players are making an impact at a high level...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Luke Falk
The Washington State Cougars will play in their second bowl game in three seasons as they will take on the Miami Hurricanes in the 2015 Hyundai Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. In 2013, the Cougars lost a close game to the Colorado State Rams 48-45 in...
Antwan Staley
9 months ago
Plenty of credit should be given to Kirk Ferentz and his Iowa Hawkeyes for coming oh-so-close to winning the Big Ten championship and getting into the College Football Playoff. A 12-1 record, Big Ten West Division title and an invitation to the...
Robert A. Boleyn
9 months ago
Connor Cook
What is great about college football is that every season seems to offer a new handful of memories that can be shared and remembered for years to come. In 2015 we saw plenty of great comebacks and nailbiters filled with monster individual...
Kevin McGuire
9 months ago
Luke Falk
The Pac-12 may not be participating in this season's College Football Playoff, but the 2015 season had plenty to offer fans along the way. Few conferences rival the Pac-12 when it comes to thrillers and close calls from start to finish. Yes,...
Kevin McGuire
9 months ago
Bronco Mendenhall
Don’t you love these made-for-TV events that we call the college football bowl season? Utah, a team that went 9-3 in a difficult Pac-12, falls to the sixth bowl selection and the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl to face rival BYU. I can already...
Mitch Harper
9 months ago
Anu Solomon
Former conference partners, first in the Border Conference from 1931-51 and then the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) from 1962-78, will get reacquainted when Arizona and New Mexico meet in Saturday’s Gildan New Mexico Bowl at University...
Chris Dougherty
9 months ago
Derrick Henry
College football’s regular season concluded with Navy’s win over Army on Dec. 12, leaving 41 postseason games as all that’s left of the 2015 campaign. This year produced plenty of memorable endings and clutch performances,...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Though the Pac-12 was collectively shut out of the College Football Playoff, the conference quite literally has more reason than ever to look forward to the postseason. That’s because a record 10 Pac-12 teams are participating in bowl games,...
Kyle Kensing
9 months ago
Deshaun Watson
With the completion of college football’s regular season, it’s time to take a look back and honor the best of the best and top performers from 2015. Whether it was on offense, defense or special teams, there was no shortage of...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Christian McCaffrey
The Pac-12 won’t have a team in the College Football Playoff, but this league is the deepest in the nation, featuring 10 teams with a .500 record or better. Four teams from the Pac-12 finished in the top 25 of the playoff committee...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Baker Mayfield
College football’s bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41 postseason matchups. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 19, Athlon’s editors are here with predictions for...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Christian McCaffrey finished second to Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry on Saturday, as the Stanford running back earned his recognition as a finalist on the strength of a series of electric moments. As an explosive ball...
Kyle Kensing
9 months ago
Clay Helton
If you thought Lane Kiffin getting fired at an airport in 2013 was a sign that things were going to improve for USC, 2015 was one of those years that made you second guess everything you knew. The year saw former head coach Steve Sarkisian...
Josh Webb
9 months ago
Devontae Booker
Utah exceeded modest preseason expectations by putting together its best Pac-12 season yet. The Utes contended for a Pac-12 South title throughout the season and finished tied for first with USC in the division. Utah has collected nine wins for a...
John Coon
9 months ago
Ezekiel Elliott
College football’s four-team playoff and bowl system is the perfect blend of adding importance to the regular season and allowing teams to sort it out on the field in the postseason. While we wouldn’t advocate for college football to...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Christian McCaffrey
Sixteen consecutive points had given USC the lead and considerable momentum in the third quarter of the Pac-12 Championship Game. Facing third down with its offense struggling, Stanford head coach David Shaw put the ball in the hands of Christian...
Kyle Kensing
9 months ago

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