Nov. 23, 2012; Pullman, WA, USA; Washington State Cougars wide receiver Kristoff Williams (18) is tackled by Washington Huskies safety Shaq Thompson (7) and safety Justin Glenn (20) during the second half at Martin Stadium. The Cougars would go onto beat the Huskies by a final score of 31-28 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-US PRESSWIRE

Husky Football Team Headed to Maaco Bowl Las Vegas


In about the best possible outcome given the 7-5 record, Washington will be headed to Las Vegas on Saturday, December 22nd at 12:30 to play Boise State. The match-up is intriguing due to the fact that the Huskies will play Boise State once again in the very first game at the new Husky Stadium on August 31st of next year. This will allow a lot of Husky fans to make a trip down the Vegas, and it isn’t half bad for the players, either, considering that the team will be staying in the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

Nov. 23, 2012; Pullman, WA, USA; Washington Huskies running back Bishop Sankey (25) runs against the Washington State Cougars during the second half at Martin Stadium. The Cougars would go onto beat the Huskies by a final score of 31-28 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-US PRESSWIRE

For the Broncos, this game is probably getting a little old, what with this being their third straight appearance in this bowl game. Have to believe that the Huskies will be the underdog, considering that Boise State has won 10 games this year and is ranked #20. Still, Kellen Moore was replaced with a less spectacular, but very efficient, Joe Southwick and the team lost its one game against a ranked opponent, the season opener at then-13 ranked Michigan State, so they certainly could be a bit inflated by the relatively soft schedule. Not to mention the fact that the team’s other loss was against San Diego State, a team Washington handled at the beginning of the year.

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