Three more picks for bowl games this week...
Tuesday 12/22 - 8:00PM - ESPN
Las Vegas Bowl - Las Vegas, NV
#18 Oregon St. Beavers @ #14 BYU Cougars
This is by far the most intriguing matchup of the early bowl season. Oregon State was 4 points shy of a Rose Bowl berth. BYU only lost to TCU and Florida State, and like most non-BCS teams, has a chip on its shoulder. But I think Oregon State will use its Pac-10 speed to run circles around BYU. OSU has just as much to prove as BYU, and they'll prevail.
Wednesday 12/23 - 8:00PM - ESPN
Poinsettia Bowl - San Diego, CA
#23 Utah Utes vs. California Golden Bears
Jahvid Best will determine this bowl game. If he shows up, Cal wins. If not, Utah wins. Pretty simple. But I say he shows up and Cal wins.
Thursday 12/24 - 8:00PM - ESPN
Hawaii Bowl - Honolulu, HA
Nevada Wolf Pack vs. SMU Mustangs
Apart from the BCS Bowls, this has to be the best bowl game to go to. Honestly, would you care if you won or lost? You get to spend December in Hawaii. Of course, it'd be nice to let cold weather teams come here more often, instead of teams from Reno and Dallas. Nevada wins this one because SMU sucks.
More previews Wednesday.