Pac-12 Football: One Reason Every Team Can Win Its Bowl Game

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Pac-12 Football: One Reason Every Team Can Win Its Bowl Game
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The Pac-12 Conference finished the 2012 college football regular season with eight bowl-eligible teams, including two BCS participants in Oregon and Stanford.

In the majority of the postseason matchups, the Pac-12 squad is the favorite—with the exceptions of Washington's underdog status versus Boise State and the even line for UCLA in the Holiday Bowl.

As a result, the Pac-12 is expected to have a successful bowl season overall, as every team has a legitimate shot to win its bowl game.

The Arizona Wildcats got things started off right for the Conference of Champions, using a ridiculous fourth-quarter comeback to shock the Nevada Wolf Pack in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.

Led by senior QB Matt Scott, Arizona came storming back from a 17-point deficit in the last frame, scoring two touchdowns in the final 46 seconds to upend Nevada, 49-48.

Scott was far from perfect, tossing two INTs in Albuquerque, but he made the necessary plays down the stretch to carry his team to victory.

The win gave Arizona its first bowl triumph since 2008 and the Pac-12 an early 1-0 record in the postseason.

Can the rest of the conference follow the Wildcats' lead and keep the Pac-12 record unblemished?

Here's a look at each bowl matchup and the one reason to believe that every Pac-12 team can win its game.

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