The two schools in Arizona can cement their cases for bowl bids with two winnable games this week.
Both the Arizona Wildcats and the Arizona State Sun Devils have a good chance to help their bowl arguments this week as they take on the bottom feeders of the Pac-12.
Arizona State gets their hands at the winless-in-conference Washington State Cougars. The Cougars are one of the better passing teams in the nation under Mike Leach but the team has come under distractions after ex-receiver Marquess Wilson accused the coaches of physical, emotional and verbal abuse. The Sun Devils sit 3-4 in the Pac-12 South standings behind Arizona.
Arizona is now bowl eligible, but needs to be sure to keep winning to stay that way. The Wildcats rebounded from a 66-10 thrashing by UCLA by walloping everyone's favorite Pac-12 punching bag in Colorado. They will be heading on the road to take on a Utah team that is coming off of a 34-15 road loss against the Washington Huskies.
Elsewhere in the Pac-12 there are great games but none better than the SoCal grudge match between No. 18 USC and No. 17 UCLA.
Full list of the Pac-12's schedule:
Washington Huskies at Colorado Buffalos (10:30 a.m. PT; FX)
Washington State Cougars at Arizona State Sun Devils (noon PT; Pac-12 Network)
USC Trojans at UCLA Bruins (12:05 p.m. PT; FOX)
Stanford Cardinal at Oregon Ducks (5:00 p.m. PT; ABC)
Arizona Wildcats at Utah Utes (7:00 p.m. ET; ESPNU)
California Bears at Oregon State Beavers (7:30 p.m. PT; Pac-12 Network)