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Urban Meyer, FOX TV Crew Make Pac-12 Championship Game Picks

Dec 2, 2022, 6:13 PM | Updated: 6:18 pm
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FOX college football analyst Urban Meyer. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
(Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS – Former Utah head coach Urban Meyer and the rest of FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff crew made their picks for the winner of the Pac-12 Conference Championship Game between the Utes and USC Trojans.

The conference title game between the No. 11 Utes and No. 4 Trojans took place at Allegiant Stadium, home of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, on Friday, December 2.

Meyer, who coached Utah from 2003-04, was the only member of the panel to pick his former team to take down the Trojans.

Brady Quinn, Reggie Bush, and Matt Leinart all picked USC to beat Utah. Bush and Leinart both played for USC in the early 2000s.

With a Utah upset of USC, another one of Meyer’s former schools, Ohio State, would likely move into consideration for a College Football Playoff spot.

The Pac-12 Championship Game is televised on FOX.

Pac-12 Championship Game: Utah vs. USC

The Pac-12 Championship Game is here and features a top-15 matchup between the Utes and the College Football Playoff-hopeful Trojans.

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Utah enters the matchup looking to defend its Pac-12 crown against USC, who will almost assuredly secure a spot among the four teams to compete in the College Football Playoff. It’s an intriguing contest between a pair of former Pac-12 South teams, especially after the Utes handed the Trojans their only loss of the season in October. That game took place at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.

Will Utah beat the same team twice or will USC avenge its only blemish of the season?

 

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Utah arrives in Las Vegas after winning five of its final six games in the regular season. The Trojans are winners for five consecutive games, including wins over two top-25 programs to end their regular season slate.

Trojans quarterback Caleb Williams is a frontrunner to win the Heisman Trophy as the nation’s top player. A strong performance and win over the Utes could secure history for the young signal-caller.

Utes quarterback Cam Rising and tight end Dalton Kincaid look to lead the Utah offense to another 10-win season and a second straight Pac-12 title.

This is Utah’s fourth Pac-12 title game appearance in the last five seasons. It’s USC’s first trip to the conference championship since 2020, when the Trojans fell to the Oregon Ducks. Utah and USC each have four appearances in the game since its inception in 2011.

Follow @kslsports on Twitter & Instagram for exclusive coverage of the Pac-12 Championship Game between the Utes and Trojans. Utah Utes insider Michelle Bodkin is at Allegiant Stadium to cover the game and see if the Utes earned a second straight trip to the Rose Bowl Game.

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