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Expert bowl game picks: Pac-12 gets tested by Big Ten, Big 12

Expert bowl game picks: Pac-12 gets tested by Big Ten, Big 12
San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny rushes against San Jose State on Nov. 4. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)

The Los Angeles Times’ college football experts — it’s how they refer to themselves — make choices on the next week of bowl games.

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Ben Bolch

Alabama Birmingham vs. Ohio: Alabama Birmingham, 24-14

Central Michigan vs. Wyoming: Wyoming, 28-17

​​​​Texas Tech vs. South Florida: South Florida, 31-20

San Diego State vs. Army: San Diego State, 42-24

Appalachian State vs. Toledo: Appalachian State, 30-24

Fresno State vs. Houston: Houston, 32-28

Utah vs. West Virginia: West Virginia, 28-21

Duke vs. Northern Illinois: Duke, 35-31

Kansas State vs. UCLA: Kansas State, 42-35

Southern Mississippi vs. Florida State: Florida State, 32-24

Iowa vs. Boston College: Iowa, 35-21

Arizona vs. Purdue: Arizona, 42-24

Texas vs. Missouri: Texas, 28-14

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Virginia vs. Navy: Virginia, 21-20

Virginia Tech vs. Oklahoma State: Oklahoma State, 35-24

Stanford vs. Texas Christian: Stanford, 31-28

Washington State vs. Michigan State: Michigan State, 30-28

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Zach Helfand

Alabama Birmingham vs. Ohio: Ohio, 31-24

Central Michigan vs. Wyoming: Central Michigan, 28-27

Texas Tech vs. South Florida: South Florida, 42-35

San Diego State vs. Army: San Diego State, 21-17

Appalachian State vs. Toledo: Toledo, 35-31

Fresno State vs. Houston: Fresno State, 27-24

Utah vs. West Virginia: West Virginia, 34-28

Duke vs. Northern Illinois: Duke, 32-31

Kansas State vs. UCLA: Kansas State, 45-41

Southern Mississippi vs. Florida State: Florida State, 45-17

Iowa vs. Boston College: Iowa, 24-20

Arizona vs. Purdue: Arizona, 42-30

Texas vs. Missouri: Texas, 35-21

Virginia vs. Navy: Navy, 27-24

Virginia Tech vs. Oklahoma State: Oklahoma State, 38-34

Stanford vs. Texas Christian: Texas Christian, 27-21

Washington State vs. Michigan State: Michigan State, 30-28

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Mike Hiserman

Alabama Birmingham vs. Ohio: Ohio, 37-24

Central Michigan vs. Wyoming: Wyoming, 24-17

Texas Tech vs. South Florida: South Florida, 48-44

​​​San Diego State vs. Army: San Diego State, 34-24

Appalachian State vs. Toledo: Toledo, 35-24

Fresno State vs. Houston: Houston, 28-27

Utah vs. West Virginia: Utah, 24-14

Duke vs. Northern Illinois: Duke, 24-20

Kansas State vs. UCLA: Kansas State, 38-35

Southern Mississippi vs. Florida State: Florida State, 35-21

Iowa vs. Boston College: Iowa, 31-21

Arizona vs. Purdue: Arizona, 45-28

Texas vs. Missouri: Missouri, 30-24

Virginia vs. Navy: Navy, 23-20

Virginia Tech vs. Oklahoma State: Oklahoma State, 38-27

Stanford vs. Texas Christian: Stanford, 27-24

Washington State vs. Michigan State: Washington State, 24-20

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Angel Rodriguez

Alabama Birmingham vs. Ohio: Ohio, 21-18

Central Michigan vs. Wyoming: Wyoming, 31-17

Texas Tech vs. South Florida: South Florida, 45-38

San Diego State vs. Army: San Diego State, 28-14

Appalachian State vs. Toledo: Toledo, 38-14

Fresno State vs. Houston: Houston, 28-17

Utah vs. West Virginia: West Virginia, 27-24

Duke vs. Northern Illinois: Duke, 28-14

Kansas State vs. UCLA: Kansas State, 32-24

Southern Mississippi vs. Florida State: Southern Mississippi, 24-13

Iowa vs. Boston College: Iowa, 28-17

Arizona vs. Purdue: Arizona, 35-14

Texas vs. Missouri: Texas, 32-24

Virginia vs. Navy: Virginia, 27-13

Virginia Tech vs. Oklahoma State: Oklahoma State, 42-18

Stanford vs. Texas Christian: Stanford, 24-17

Washington State vs. Michigan State: Michigan State, 32-17

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David Wharton

Alabama Birmingham vs. Ohio: Ohio, 27-21

Central Michigan vs. Wyoming: Wyoming, 17-14

Texas Tech vs. South Florida: Texas Tech, 42-38

San Diego State vs. Army: San Diego State, 21-14

Appalachian State vs. Toledo: Toledo, 35-28

Fresno State vs. Houston: Fresno State, 24-21

Utah vs. West Virginia: Utah, 30-21

Duke vs. Northern Illinois: Duke, 27-24

Kansas State vs. UCLA: Kansas State, 38-34

Southern Mississippi vs. Florida State: Florida State, 35-20

Iowa vs. Boston College: Iowa, 24-17

Arizona vs. Purdue: Arizona, 35-30

Texas vs. Missouri: Missouri ,30-24

Virginia vs. Navy: Navy, 24-21

Virginia Tech vs. Oklahoma State: Oklahoma State, 35-27

Stanford vs. Texas Christian: Texas Christian, 28-20

Washington State vs. Michigan State: Michigan State, 27-24

Expert: last picks; season*

Bolch: 3-5; 90-58

Helfand: 5-3; 86-62

Hiserman: 4-4; 89-59

Rodriguez: 3-5; 91-57

Wharton: 3-5; 100-48

*Through games of Dec. 20

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