The Pac-12 is having an all-time bad bowl season in 2017.
This season, nine of the 12 teams in the Pac-12 qualified for bowl games. Unfortunately, thus far, only one of them has actually won its bowl game.
Utah, which took on West Virginia in the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas, is the conference's lone winner. The Utes took down the Mountaineers with an elite defensive performance that featured four turnovers.
The other six games haven't worked out quite as well. Oregon was bested by Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl last Saturday. Kansas State took down UCLA in the Cactus Bowl earlier in the week. Purdue outlasted Arizona in the Foster Farms Bowl on Wednesday. Thursday night, TCU edged Stanford, while Michigan State blew out Washington State.
Friday, NC State blasted Arizona State. As it stands, the Pac-12 has a 1-6 record with two games to play. They're big ones - USC vs. Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl and Washington vs. Penn State in the Fiesta Bowl.
The update below came before Arizona State's loss.
Conferences are often judged by their top teams - so from that perspective, USC and Washington can do some damage control with wins over big-time opponents. But top-to-bottom, the league has mightily struggled this postseason.