It’s a quality matchup for the Huskies heading to the Cactus Bowl to take on Oklahoma State in Tempe, Ariz., on Jan. 2. The Cowboys, much like the Huskies, had a bit of a transition year, struggling at times at the quarterback position and scoring just 27.4 point per game — down nearly 12 points per game from 2013 and 18 points per game from 2012.
Like the Huskies, the Cowboys are coming into the bowl game with a bit of momentum. Oklahoma State had lost five in a row before its upset of rival Oklahoma in overtime on Saturday.
One stat that jumps out: Oklahoma State has allowed 37 sacks this season, most in the Big 12 and 115th in the nation. The Huskies are second in the nation with 49 sacks.
It’s the ninth consecutive bowl game for Oklahoma State and fifth straight for the Huskies.
- Oklahoma State is excited for the bowl matchup.
- A quick primer on the matchup from ESPN.com.
- Bud Withers with a rundown of the Pac-12’s bowl matchups.
- UW men rout No. 13 San Diego State, 49-36.
- I believe UW is the first program to lose two women’s golfers early to the LPGA Tour. Pretty impressive.
— Deontae Cooper (@DCoop_32) December 8, 2014
Marysville-Pilchuck’s Austin Joyner on his visit to UW over the weekend (to my knowledge, he has not committed):
For all you dawgs fans out there! pic.twitter.com/Nfuwtq9zaG
— Aus the rapper (@Awstin_joynaaa) December 6, 2014
NOTE: With final exams for classes this week, the Huskies get most of the week off from football activities. There is no media availability with the team until Saturday.