Las Vegas Bowl
Oregon vs. BYU
8PM, December 21, Las Vegas
If you're on the East Coast, you probably slept on the factthese two went about their business this season. Oregon (7-5) beat Oklahoma (with a lil' help from Pac-10 officials, remember?) and UCLA. But on the flip side for the Ducks, they looked rather lame against inferior Washington State and Arizona. Guess the same kinda goes for the BYU Cougars (10-2), an offensive-minded squad led by under-the-radar pass sensation John Beck (3,510 passing yards and 30 TDs) that also lost a catfight to the Arizona Wildcats. However, the Cougars licked their wounds to the tune of nine straight victories. They'll make it 10 after their 35-31 bout with Oregon.
Interesting Fact: Beck has all the offensive numbers NFL scouts love except for oneâ€”his age. At 25, some are whispering that the BYU QB could be 29 or 30 before he truly grasps the position at the next level, and that's too old for some teams.