The college football bowl season continues as we travel to Arlington, Texas where USC will take on Ohio State in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.
USC (11-2) won the Pac-12 Championship and has posted back-to-back double-digit winning seasons for the first time since 2007 and 2008.
Ohio State (11-2) took the Big Ten Championship and just missed out on making the College Football playoffs.
Last season, the Trojans beat Penn State in a thriller in the Rose Bowl. Can USC beat another Big Ten Champion in a bowl game for the second year in a row?
Our picks for this game at AT&T Stadium:
Jason Romano: Ohio State 30 – USC – 27 – This game features two high profile teams. I think Urban Meyer has his squad ready and the Buckeyes pull it out on a late FG to win it.
Justin Adams: Ohio State 31 – USC 24 – Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has never lost back-to-back bowl games and he won’t do so here. Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett will have a big day through the air and lead Ohio State to a win by a touchdown.
Jon Ackerman: Ohio State 35 – USC 20 – Both teams can light up the scoreboard, but the Buckeyes can actually stop opponents on defense. That D will be the difference.
Last College Football Picks: Las Vegas Bowl
Jason: Oregon 45 – Boise State 35
Justin: Oregon 41 – Boise State 35
Jon: Oregon 35 – Boise State 30
Actual Results: Boise State 38 – Oregon 28
Season Record: (Upset Picks in Parentheses)
Jason: 11-10 (4-5)
Justin: 12-9 (1-8)
Jon: 12-8 (3-6)