If Utah is going to Vegas, they won't be playing a California school. It appears Oregon State is now a near-lock for that bowl game.
This might change things a bit. MAACO Bowl officials are still very interested in scheduling the Cougars because they can nearly guarantee a near-capacity crowd. The only problem had been Arizona - who beat BYU in last year's Las Vegas Bowl. Bowl officials did not, and neither did the Cougars, want a rematch of last year's game.
That doesn't appear to be happening this year. So, don't be surprised if it's the Cougars in Vegas playing Oregon State and Utah in San Diego playing either Cal or SC.
We'll see, though!