Gonzaga will take on BYU in the championship game, Tuesday, after the Cougars edged San Francisco.
Gonzaga (23-5, 13-2) was looking to clinch yet another West Coast Conference title only to see its 9-game conference winning streak snapped in Provo.
The Huskies enter the game with a shot at nine victories for the first time in 13 years — the 2001 Rose Bowl Champions (2000 season), led by Marques Tuiasosopo, who will coach the Dawgs in their fourth straight bowl appearance.
In four years, Smith has progressed from the “athlete” he came in as, to one of the more polished receivers Washington has produced in the last decade.
Washington has been picked as the opponent for BYU in the Fight Hunger Bowl.