Over the last twelve years or so the Pac-10/Big 12 pairings in the Holiday Bowl has seemed tilted toward the Pac10 in terms of who's at an advantage. Not only is the game played in Pac-10 country, but it matches the #2 seed from the Pac-10 against the #3 seed from the Big 12. That produces matchups like the 1998 contest between #5 Arizona and #14 Nebraska. This year in particular, you've got an Arizona team that's excited to be playing in the Holiday Bowl, just one season removed from a ten-year streak of not playing in a bowl game against a bitterly disappointed Nebraska team that thinks they ought to be in the Fiesta Bowl.

The Big 12 has held their own, winning six of the last eleven games. The spread for this one is extremely close, just a point and half in Arizona's favor. But when...

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