Lost in all the madness of the Mariners (Cano signing, Geoff Baker article), the Seahawks playing a football game, and the Huskies hiring a new head coach, we found out over the weekend that the Huskies will play BYU in San Francisco for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. Or, I guess it’s just the Fight Hunger Bowl. What the hell, Kraft? Too scared to attach your name to such a prestigious bowl?
The rankings say that the Huskies got the 6th best bowl in the Pac 12, but I’m not so sure that’s accurate. To be honest, I’d MUCH rather go to San Francisco than either San Antonio or El Paso! Then again, I guess the Alamo and Sun Bowls do get to enjoy warmer weather. Nevertheless, from strictly a destination perspective, San Francisco has most other cities beat.
If I’m me, then I’m ranking the Pac 12 bowls like this:
- Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
- Hawaii Bowl (Honolulu, HI)
- Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)
- Fight Hunger Bowl (San Francisco, CA)
- Las Vegas Bowl (Las Vegas, NV)
- Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, TX)
- New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque, NM)
- Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
- AdvoCare V100 Bowl (Shreveport, LA)
What I want to know is, how did Oregon State get so lucky as to land in the Hawaii Bowl, and could we turn down every other bowl until they picked us?
I don’t know a whole lot, so I’ll get right to the facts: the game is on Friday, December 27th at 6:30pm. It’s the last game of the day (a triple-header for the ESPN network), so let’s hope Syracuse and Minnesota don’t go into overtime.
I don’t know why BYU was locked into this bowl, but they must have some sort of agreement or something.
BYU finished their season 8-4, beating the likes of Texas, Georgia Tech, Houston, Boise State, and Nevada (among others). They lost to Virginia, Utah, Wisconsin, and Notre Dame. I don’t know what, if anything, that means, but there you have it.
Apparently, they rush for nearly 275 yards per game and their defense is pretty stout. The Huskies don’t have a head coach (or, rather, they have Tui, in what could be his last coaching gig for the University of Washington, if Coach Pete decides to not retain him), we don’t have our primary signal-caller, and who knows how many assistant coaches we have left? If I’m Tui, I’m pulling out all the stops. FAKE PUNTS ON EVERY DOWN!
I may or may not do more research into this game as it approaches. In all likelihood, I’ll do no research aside from the fact that the Huskies appear to be 3-point favorites at this early juncture. God Awgs!