Huskies to take on Boise State in Las Vegas Bowl

Huskies to take on Boise State in Las Vegas Bowl

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Head coach Steve Sarkisian of the Washington Huskies on the sidelines during the 2012 Apple Cup against the Washington State Cougars.

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on December 2, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 3 at 12:52 PM

The Washington Huskies will play the Boise State Broncos in the Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 22.

Boise State comes into the bowl at 10-2 overall as the Broncos finished 7-1 in conference play, tying for the Mountain West championship with both Fresno State and San Diego State.

Washington (7-5 overall /5-4 Pac-12), which was ranked 25th in the BCS Standings in mid-November, will be making its third postseason trip in as many years and playing in its 33rd bowl game overall.

''This is another great matchup of two of the top programs in the West,'' said Executive Director Dan Hanneke. ''Boise State has been a wonderful partner with Las Vegas the last two years and will bring in another fantastic record and national ranking to go with its Mountain West co-championship. On the other side, we are ecstatic to finally host Washington, which is another marquee brand from the Pac-12 that will be making its first appearance in Las Vegas. This is a great game on paper that we think will translate into a memorable bowl experience not only for our city but also for fans watching across the country on Saturday afternoon December 22.''

"We are really excited to be headed to Las Vegas,'' UW head coach Steve Sarkisian said. ''It's a great destination for not only our football team but for our fans and for Husky faithful to come support us. It's a tremendous bowl game, one that's got a great deal of history in our conference."

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