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Washington State is headed back to the Holiday Bowl

Holiday Bowl - Washington State v Texas Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images

Washington State is officially headed to the back to the Holiday Bowl. The Cougars played in the Holiday Bowl in 2003 and will now return more than a decade later. They will square off against the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

The Cougars have played in the Holiday Bowl before. They’ve also played Minnesota before. But, neither were recent, so let’s see how well you remember the history.

Q1: Who started at quarterback for WSU the last time the Cougars played Minnesota?

Q2: Name the three players who scored touchdowns for WSU in the 2003 Holiday Bowl.

Q3: Name the three quarterbacks who attempted a pass in the 2003 Holiday Bowl (for both teams).



Gophers to play Washington State in Holiday Bowl - The Daily Gopher
Minnesota will get a shot at a 9-win season in San Diego

Minnesota Gophers Head to California for Holiday Bowl​ - Minneapolis, MN Patch
Minneapolis, MN - The contest against the Washington State Cougars is Minnesota's first bowl game in California since it beat UCLA 21-3 in the 1962 Rose Bowl.

Minnesota will be tested by Cougars' Falk in Holiday Bowl | The Charlotte Observer
Minnesota (8-4, Big Ten) vs. Washington State (8-4, Pac-12), Dec. 27, 7 p.m. EST.

UW’s Chris Petersen, WSU’s Mike Leach vote Huskies No. 2 in final coaches’ poll | The Seattle Times
Nick Saban ranked Washington fourth on his ballot.

Holiday Bowl: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Washington State Cougars - College Football Nation Blog- ESPN
The Holiday Bowl will feature a pair of 8-4 Power 5 teams when Minnesota and Washington State square off on Dec. 27.

WSU to face Minnesota in Holiday Bowl | The Spokesman-Review
Washington State will face Minnesota in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27, San Diego Bowl Games announced on Sunday afternoon.

Cougars to play University of Minnesota in Holiday Bowl
The Cougars will play in the Holiday Bowl for the first time since 2003, taking on the University of Minnesota on Dec. 27.

WSU Cougars will play Minnesota in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego, Dec. 27 | The Seattle Times
The Cougars will go bowling in San Diego for the first time since the 2003 season

Women’s basketball:

Women’s college basketball: WSU loses in overtime | The Spokesman-Review
Brooke Pahukoa scored 24 points and Boise State defeated Washington State 77-73 in overtime Sunday in Pullman.