Jason A. Churchill, 1090 The Fan

Friday’s Fight Hunger Bowl (6:30 PM PT) between the BYU Cougars (8-4) and the Washington Huskies (8-4) pits two fairly evenly-matched teams, despite how different they may be. The Las Vegas line is about 3 1/2, favoring Washington, with an over-under of about 61.

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.

Senior quarterback Keith Price and junior tailback Bishop Sankey lead the Huskies on offense. The Cougars are led by dual-threat sophomore QB Taysom Hill, who threw for 2,645 yards and 19 scores, and ran for more than 1,200 yards and nine touchdowns.

Sankey finished the season No. 3 in the nation in rushing yards with 1,775 and averaged nearly six yards per carry. Seniors Price and safety Sean Parker, and potential NFL draft entrants Sankey and Mackey Award winning tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins have ‘last-game’ motivations.

How do these two teams match up across the board?


– Jason A. Churchill, 1090 The Fan

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