The Las Vegas Bowl will start having a Pac-12 vs. SEC/Big Ten matchup beginning in 2020, according to Brett McMurphy of Stadium.
The more attractive matchup will coincide with the bowl moving into the new Las Vegas Stadium being built for the Raiders. It will feature the third-or-fourth place Pac-12 team. The SEC and Big Ten teams will each make three appearances under the six-year agreement.
And there will be a Los Angeles Bowl in 2020 at the new stadium in Inglewood, with the bowl getting the first pick from the Mountain West against a Pac-12 team.
This sounds like an attendance loser against USC is the Pac-12 team.
But going to Las Vegas sounds like an attractive option for USC fans if the opponent were someone like LSU, Tennessee, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, etc. In other words, a team USC rarely plays.