Four Northwest Football Programs Secure Bowl Invites

Dec 3, 2012
Originally published on December 3, 2012 7:03 am

‘Tis the season for college football fanatics to consult their travel agents. That’s because four Northwest teams received bowl game invites Sunday night.

The Oregon Ducks (11-1) are headed to the Fiesta Bowl outside Phoenix. They’ll play the Kansas State Wildcats (11-1) on January 3rd in a showdown of football teams that were until recently both in contention for the national championship.

First up though of regional interest, a December 22nd pairing of Boise State (10-2) vs. the Univ. of Washington (7-5). They meet in the Las Vegas Bowl. It's a third invite in a row there for the Broncos and a Las Vegas debut for the Huskies.

"Two good programs, two great coaching staffs/universities, great fan bases, loyal alumni," says Las Vegas Bowl's executive director Dan Hanneke. "So we just think we hit a home run having this match up."

Last but not least, there are the Oregon State Beavers (9-3). They’ve accepted an invite to play the Texas Longhorns (8-4) in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29th. The Beavers have never before played in that bowl game in San Antonio.

On the Web:

Fiesta Bowl, Jan. 3, 2013 – Oregon vs. Kansas State

Las Vegas Bowl, Dec. 22, 2012 – Washington vs. Boise State

Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2012 – Oregon State vs. Texas

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