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Washington State is headed back to the Holiday Bowl, this time to meet the Michigan State Spartans

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NCAA Football: Holiday Bowl-Minnesota vs Washington State Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATED: Dec. 3, 12:48 p.m.

It's official:

Ticket information can be found here. Prices will run you anywhere from $85 to $175.

Here's our original post:

Former ESPN'er Brett McMurphy is reporting via Twitter that the Washington State Cougars will return to the Holiday Bowl to play the Michigan State Spartans:

The Holiday Bowl is Dec. 28 at 6 p.m. on FS1.

The Cougs—ranked 18th in the final CFP rankings—looked to be set for the Foster Farms Bowl, but with the Washington Huskies jumping to no. 11 in the CFP rankings, and thus ensuring them a spot in a NY6 bowl, that bumped everybody up a spot.

The Cougs had a shot to jump Stanford and into the Alamo Bowl, but it looks like Stanford will get that invite to play TCU, per McMurphy.

This would be the second trip in a row to the Holiday Bowl. Last year's game was forgettable, yes, but WSU put a lot of butts in the seats, and the business aspect of last year's game made WSU a solid selection.

The play on the field aspect? Let's just hope this year's performance is better.

The Spartans finished 9-3 overall and 7-2 in the Big Ten, good enough for second in the Big Ten East. The Spartans had a big 27-24 win over Penn State on Nov. 4.

We'll be back once things are official, or if anything changes.