Just one day left until kickoff — another clear and sunny one as I look at the window.
And for my story for today’s paper, I examined one of the key questions hovering over the Alamo Bowl — can UW’s offense keep pace with Baylor’s? Statistically, it’s a tall order — as good as UW’s offense was at times this year, it finished with a per-game yardage average almost 180 less than Baylor (571 for BU to 392 for UW).
But given that it seems, well, a given that Baylor’s offense will have some success, the onus will be on the Washington offense to also have a good day against a Baylor defense that, statistically, is more forgiving than UW’s.
The good news now is we’ll know the answers soon.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— Here’s my notebook with items on Chris Polk and Baylor’s Demetri Goodson (the former Gonzaga point guard).
— The San Antonio Express-News offers a slideshow of what has happened this week.
— Former Husky QB Brock Huard says an upset would help recruiting for UW.
— If you’re in San Antonio today, KJR’s Dave “Softy” Mahler will host his show from noon-3 p.m. Central Time at Dick’s Last Resort on the Riverwalk.
— The president of Baylor (and yes, it’s THAT Ken Starr) says he can’t believe what Robert Griffin III’s Heisman win means for the school.
— SportsChatPlace.com says the best bet on this game is the over — hard to argue that.
— Here’s some more video of the pep rally last night.
— The Austin American-Statesman is the latest to featurize Griffin.
— Former Husky Dashon Goldson was named to the Pro Bowl yesterday.
— The Denver Broncos have signed former Husky Austin Sylvester to the active roster.
— Finally, with the game nearing, it may be a good time to again review how to watch the game.
As for the basic TV info, it will be televised on ESPN with the broadcast team of Dave Pasch, Chris Spielman and Quint Kessenich. That means it will also be available on-line on ESPN3.com.
As for viewing parties, the UW Alumnae Board is once again hosting a viewing party at Jilian’s in Seattle beginning at 5 p.m. on Dec. 29 (kickoff for the game is 6 p.m. Seattle time).
The address is 731 Westlake Ave. North. There is free admission but there is also a $12 all-you-can-eat holiday buffet.
All other viewing parties can be found here.
— Here’s some info on gameday shuttles.