Gildan New Mexico Bowl predictions

The Pac-12 bowl season gets an early start on Saturday with Gildan New Mexico Bowl between Arizona and Nevada.

Kevin and Ted own the same record for the season: 66-25.


Kevin Gemmell: I'm guessing our season-record tie isn't going to be broken on this one. I think Nevada can be potent -- but they also haven't seen the quality competition week in and week out that Arizona has. The Wildcats are a better team than their 7-5 record indicates. The Wolf Pack won't be able to keep up with Ka'Deem Carey, Matt Scott and the rest of the Arizona offense. This one might produce some points, so I'll take Arizona in a high-scoring affair. Arizona 41, Nevada 31.

Ted Miller: I suspect the time off will have benefited Arizona QB Matt Scott, who was beaten up over the final few games of the season. Nevada is 111th in the nation in rushing defense, yielding 213.17 yards per game. That's not a good thing when you're facing the nation's leading rusher in Ka'Deem Carey. Arizona 44, Nevada 24.