Coming up: Oregon (7-5) vs. Brigham Young (10-2), 5 p.m. PT, Dec. 21, Las Vegas Bowl. The Ducks leave for Las Vegas on Monday.

TV, radio: ESPN, KXL (750 AM)

• Oregon coach Mike Bellotti says that 'hopefully' Oregon plays its best game of the year in the Las Vegas Bowl. Aside from linebacker Blair Phillips and a few other assorted players, the Ducks should be healthy and coming off an inspired loss in the Civil War game.

'The problem is having everybody back is great, but a lot of those guys haven't played a lot,' Bellotti says. 'The inexperience factor plays into it. And the bowl matchup, you never know. … Sometimes kids aren't focused as much.

'But the kids are very focused. They're hungry and very anxious to win. This amount of preparation time, we should play our best in the bowl game. We do a good job of bowl preparation here.'

• Noteworthy: Oregon has lost three consecutive bowl games since the 2002 Fiesta Bowl win. … BYU has lost five consecutive games to Pac-10 teams.

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