Saturday Dec. 21, 6:30 p.m. CST on ABC in Las Vegas
No. 18 Boise State (12-1, 8-0 Mountain West) vs. Washington (7-5, 4-5 Pac-12)
Washington: Coach Chris Petersen, who announced he is stepping down from his position, will face his former team in his final game. The Las Vegas Bowl is a letdown for the Huskies, who played in New Year's Six bowls the past three seasons.
Boise State: The Broncos defeated Hawaii 31-10 in the Mountain West championship game to win their second conference title in three years. Boise State, who defeated Florida State in its season opener, fell to BYU 28-25 in their only loss.
Washington: Junior QB Jacob Eason completed nearly 64% of his passes for 2,922 yards and 22 touchdowns.
Boise State: DE Curtis Weaver was the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year and led the Mountain West with 13.5 sacks. Weaver also owns the conference’s career sacks record and ranks No. 2 all-time at Boise State.
Boise State beat Washington 16-13 on Sept. 4, 2015 after Petersen left the Broncos. The teams met in the Las Vegas Bowl in 2012, with Petersen and Boise State winning 28-26.
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