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The Pac-12 Finished Bowl Season With A 1-8 Record, Good For Worst All-Time

The Bruins flag flies as the UCLA Bruins score a touchdown against the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field.

BOULDER, CO - SEPTEMBER 29: The Bruins flag flies as the UCLA Bruins score a touchdown against the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on September 29, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. UCLA defeated Colorado 42-14. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Washington's loss to Penn State on Saturday sealed the deal.

After both USC's loss to Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl on Friday night and Washington's loss to Penn State in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday, the Pac-12 achieved something historic this bowl season. It's the wrong side of history to be on, though.

The Pac-12, which had nine teams qualify for the postseason, finished with just a 1-8 bowl record. Utah was the only team to win a bowl game. It's an awful statistic, to say the least.

Here's the rundown:

  • Boise State beat Oregon 38-28 in the Las Vegas Bowl
  • Utah beat West Virginia 30-14 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl
  • Kansas State beat UCLA 35-17 in the Cactus Bowl
  • Purdue beat Arizona 38-35 in the Foster Farms Bowl
  • TCU beat Stanford 39-37 in the Alamo Bowl
  • Michigan State beat Washington State 42-17 in the Holiday Bowl
  • Ohio State beat USC 24-7 in the Cotton Bowl
  • NC State beat Arizona State 52-31 in the Sun Bowl
  • Penn State beat Washington 35-28 in the Fiesta Bowl

No, this doesn't mean that the Pac-12 is lightyears behind the other four major conferences. But it's not the best trend to set heading into the 2018 season. Next year the conferences's teams will have to redeem themselves.