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December 8, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Huskies morning links: UW, Oklahoma State set for Cactus Bowl matchup

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy talks to wide receiver Tyreek Hill (24) during a time out in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Oklahoma State won 38-35 in overtime. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy talks to wide receiver Tyreek Hill (24) during a time out in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Oklahoma State won 38-35 in overtime. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

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.

Links:

Marysville-Pilchuck’s Austin Joyner on his visit to UW over the weekend (to my knowledge, he has not committed):

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.

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