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Pac-12 football's performance in the bowl spotlight was, well, spotty

Pac-12 football's performance in the bowl spotlight was, well, spotty

The College Football Playoff championship will be decided in Pac-12 Conference country.

Monday night's matchup between No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Alabama will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., a long way from the teams' Atlantic Coast Conference and Southeastern Conference home bases.

And it will be played in prime time on the East Coast, when the whole country will be awake to see it.

Similar attention to broadcast detail by the Pac-12 might have enabled Stanford's Christian McCaffrey to win the Heisman Trophy. Instead, many fans and perhaps some Heisman voters had to wait until McCaffrey's record-setting Rose Bowl performance against Iowa to...

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