This one is for all the Roses.
Arizona State hosts Stanford in the third Pac-12 Championship Saturday at 7:45 p.m. ET, and a bid in the 100th Rose Bowl is at stake. This year's pairing suggests a tipping of the scales in the conference, as this is the first time the South's champion hosts the title game.
The Sun Devils are also trying to become the South's first Rose Bowl representative since the conference expanded. They're the favorites—Vegas Insider has Arizona State (-3). But the Cardinal won their head-to-head matchup in September, 42-28, and led by as many as 32 points.
Head coach Todd Graham has had 11 weeks to get Arizona State righted, and seven consecutive wins to end the regular season suggest he's done exactly that. But is it enough to unseat the reigning and defending Pac-12 champion?
Record Last Week: 6-0 (2-4 against the spread)
Record This Season: 75-15 (52-38 against the spread)