Even with four teams having byes last weekend, there was plenty of exciting Pac-12 conference play.
Unranked UCLA upset #13 ranked Washington State at home while managing to keep dynamic Cougar quarterback Cameron Ward to under 200 yards passing. Coach Prime and the Colorado Buffalo held off Arizona State 27-24, thanks to a game-winning 43 yard field goal by sophomore kicker Alejandro Mata. And Redshirt Freshman quarterback Noah Fifita nearly led Arizona to pull off an upset in a triple OT thriller against #9 USC in just his second career start.
Week 6 of the college football season was highlighted by one of the oldest rivalries in the nation, the Red River Showdown between the #12 Oklahoma and #3 Texas. Given the fact that both schools were undefeated going into this matchup and had playoff hopes made this game mean that much more. With the Sooners coming out on top 34-30 in the end, the Big 12 has shaken up a lot and given an opportunity for a few different teams to clinch a bid to the 2023 Valero Alamo Bowl. West Virginia remains undefeated in conference play after defeating TCU in a close game 24-21. While Kansas seems to have bounced back from their Texas loss with a big 51-22 win over UCF and doing it without their star quarterback Jaylon Daniels.
Bowl Projections: Part of what makes college football so exciting, is how unpredictable it is. When it looks as though we start getting an idea of which teams are in the mix of a trip to San Antonio, something happens that changes the pool. Plenty of schools from both conferences have the opportunity to play in the 2023 Valero Alamo Bowl as both conferences are very tight. There is still a lot of football to be played and anything can still happen as we are now officially half-way through the season.
Action Network: USC vs West Virginia
ESPN (Kyle Bonagura): Washington State vs Texas
ESPN (Mark Schlabach): USC vs Kansas
Athlon Sports: USC vs Kansas
College Football News: USC vs West Virginia
CBS Sports: Oregon vs West Virginia
24/7 Sports: USC vs Oklahoma State
The official team selection for the Valero Alamo Bowl is expected to be made on Sunday, December 3 by 3:30 p.m. CST, so beat the rush and buy your tickets today.
The game will again match up the #1 selection from the Big 12 and Pac-12 conferences after the six CFP bowls allowing fans to see teams who average a Top 15 CFP ranking.