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Spring Pac-12 bowl projections: Oregon and UCLA get back to bowl games

Post-spring Pac-12 bowl projections are here.

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Rose Bowl - USC vs. Ohio State - I’m sticking with the Trojans winning the Pac-12 and making the Playoffs. Their reward will be a traditional Rose Bowl against a loaded Ohio State which should be even better than the one that made the Playoffs last year.

Fiesta Bowl - Washington vs. Penn State - The Huskies should give USC a fight for that Playoff spot, but I can’t pick them to win, given they lost by 13 against USC, at home last year. The Huskies should land comfortably with a New Year’s bowl against a Top 10 Big Ten team.

Alamo Bowl - Stanford vs. Texas - The Cardinal have about everything but a quarterback and (as long as their eventual QB is solid), they should land just below a New Year’s Bowl.

Holiday Bowl - Colorado vs. Nebraska - I like Colorado’s depth chart more and more every time I look at it and think they should finish second in the South, setting them up for a very good bowl. A Colorado/Nebraska rivalry revival in San Diego would be very fun.

Foster Farm’s Bowl - Washington State vs. Iowa - The Cougars get another nice season and bowl destination out of Luke Falk and company.

Sun Bowl - Utah vs. Virginia Tech - Another year, another 8-10-win season for the Utes where they challenge for the South crown, but don’t take it and get middling play at quarterback. Not a bad destination for them though.

Las Vegas Bowl - Oregon vs. Boise State - The Ducks bounce back and get right back to a bowl. A fun rematch of the LaGarrette Blount incident in Vegas would be primo.

Cactus Bowl - UCLA vs. Texas Tech - The Bruins will bounce back as well and make it to a bowl, though obviously not their dream bowl.