Utah State, Utah and BYU bowls and opponents announced – Cache Valley Daily

Utah State celebrates after defeating San Diego State in an NCAA college football game for the Mountain West Conference Championship on Saturday, December 4, 2021 in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo / John McCoy)

STATE OF UTAH VS STATE OF OREGON – JIMMY KIMMEL LA BOWL

San Diego State Safety CJ Baskerville (34) tackles Utah State running back Elelyon Noa (34) in the first half during an NCAA college football game for the Mountain West Conference Championship on Saturday, December 4, 2021, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo / John McCoy)

Utah State (10-3, Mountain West) vs. Oregon State (7-5, Pac-12) at the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl, December 18 at 5:30 p.m. MT on ABC

LOCATION: Inglewood, California

BEST PLAYERS

Utah State: QB Logan Bonner, 3,560 passing yards, 36 touchdowns.

Oregon State: RB BJ Baylor, a conference-high 1,259 rushing yards, 13 TDs.

NOTABLE

Utah State: Won a surprise title at Mountain West with a 46-13 victory over West Division champion San Diego State for only the fourth 10-game season in school history.

Oregon State: Was third in Pac-12 North at 5-4 and is 3-3 in last six games.

LAST TIME

State of Oregon 20, State of Utah 16. (October 3, 1998)

BOWL HISTORY

State of Utah: First LA Bowl appearance; Ninth bowl game in the past 11 seasons after playing six bowl games in his first 119 years.

State of Oregon: First LA Bowl appearance; 18th overall bowling appearance and first since 2013.

# 12 BYU VS UAB – RADIANCE TECHNOLOGY INDEPENDENCE BOWL

Southern California wide receiver Gary Bryant Jr. (1) dives across the goal line for a touchdown against BYU linebacker Max Tooley (31) and defensive back Malik Moore (12) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Los Angeles on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 (AP Photo / Ashley Landis)

No. 12 BYU (10-2, independent) vs. UAB (8-4, US Conference) in the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl, December 18. 1:30 p.m. MT on ABC.

LOCATION: Shreveport, Louisiana

BEST PLAYERS

BYU: RB Tyler Allgeier, 1,409 rushing yards, 20 TDs.

UAB: RB DeWayne McBride, 1,188 rushing yards, 12 TDs.

NOTABLE

BYU: The Cougars, who have competed as independents since 2011, will join the Big 12 Conference for the 2023-24 season.

UAB: The Blazers program was cut for financial reasons in 2014, but an outcry from alumni quickly brought it back. The program was reinstated in 2017 and the UAB played in three consecutive bowl games from 2017 to 2019.

LAST TIME

The teams have never met in football.

BOWL HISTORY

BYU: This is the Cougars’ 39th appearance since 1974 and the 16th in the past 17 seasons.

UAB: The Blazers are 1-3 in four previous appearances in a bowl.

# 10 UTAH VS # 7 OHIO STATE – ROSE BOWL

Utah quarterback Cameron Rising (7) celebrates next to UK wide receiver Britain Covey after scoring on a 2-point conversion against Oregon in the second half of the NCAA College Football game of the Conference Championship Pac-12 on Friday, December 3, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo / Chase Stevens)

Ohio State (10-2, Big Ten) vs. Utah (10-3, Pac-12) at the Rose Bowl, Jan. 1 at 3 p.m. MT on ESPN.

LOCATION: Pasadena, California

BEST PLAYERS

Ohio State: QB CJ Stroud (3,862 passing yards, 38 touchdowns) is the first Big Ten player in history to be named conference offensive player of the year, rookie of the year and quarterback of the year during the same season.

Utah: RB Tavion Thomas (1,041 rushing yards) is tied for lead in the Football Bowl division with 20 rushing touchdowns.

NOTABLE

Ohio State: The Buckeyes lead the country in total offense (551.4 yards per game) and scoring offense (45.5 points per game), and are fifth in passing offense (364.9 yards per game).

Utah: The Utes have started season 1-2 but have won nine of their last 10, including the Pac-12 championship for the first time. LB Devin Lloyd is the only Power Five player with at least 14.5 loss tackles (22) and multiple interceptions (four).

LAST TIME

Ohio State 64, Utah 6 (September 27, 1986)

BOWL HISTORY

Ohio State: 16th Rose Bowl appearance, 6-3 in college football playoff era.

Utah: First Rose Bowl appearance, first trip to a New Years Six game since 2009 Sugar Bowl.






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