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WSU bowl projections: A San Antonio holiday vacation

The Cougs are now, officially, bowl eligible. So we can actually start wondering about this stuff!

NCAA Football: Washington State at Oregon Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

Six games into the 2017 football season, the Washington State Cougars are No. 8 in the country, followed up a huge upset win over the USC Trojans with an easy road win over the Oregon Ducks, and are officially bowl eligible.

Suffice to say, things are going well for the Cougs.

Their bowl projections, as you’d expect, are looking good as well. Before we get to them, here’s a quick reminder of how things line up for the Pac-12 this year.

  1. Alamo Bowl: Dec. 28th, 6:00 p.m. on ESPN vs. Big 12
  2. Holiday Bowl: Dec. 28th, 6:00 p.m. on FS1 vs. Big Ten
  3. Foster Farms Bowl: Dec. 27th, 5:30 p.m. on FOX vs. Big Ten
  4. Sun Bowl: Dec. 29th, 12:00 p.m. on CBS vs. ACC/Notre Dame
  5. Las Vegas Bowl: Dec. 16th, 12:30 p.m. on ABC vs. Mountain West
  6. Cactus Bowl: Dec. 26th, 6:00 p.m. on ESPN vs. Big 12

(Note: The Rose Bowl is a CFP Semifinal game this season so the Pac-12 champion is not automatically eligible for a spot in the game.)

So, lets get to the happy totals. Or something. I just wanted to sat that.

SB Nation: Alamo Bowl

A little bump up from last week from the mothership, slotting the Cougs in the best tie in bowl game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Mike Gundy will still have his mullet, Mike Leach will set foot back in Texas, and all scoreboards will be rendered broken.

ESPN: Alamo or Fiesta Bowl

Depending on who you talk to at the Worldwide Leader, the Cougs will be in San Antonio or Glendale. I, for one, would prefer the trip to Arizona against the TCU Horned Frogs, if for no other reason than it’s on my birthday and I don’t have anything planned yet.

CBS: Alamo Bowl

The bug-a-boos that invested Jerry Palm’s website are not there as they were last week! Things are nice and updated today with him putting WSU in the Alamo Bowl against TCU.

College Football News: Foster Farms Bowl

So, here’s the thing: this is actually a possibility is WSU doesn’t keep it up because the Holiday Bowl is almost assuredly not going to take them again. The team they’re slotted to face though ... eh, I don’t buy it.