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WSU bowl projections: Mosey down to San Antonio

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Things tend to get better when you’re 4-0 and ranked in the top-20.

NCAA Football: Nevada at Washington State James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Hey, would you look at that! Another comfortable win over an opponent you should comfortably win over. I could get used to this kind of thing.

With the victory over the Nevada Wolf Pack, the Cougs jump to 4-0 on the season and No. 16 in the AP and Coaches poll. One would expect, then, for WSU to look better in the eyes of bowl prognosticators throughout college footballdom.

Your expectations would be correct. Mostly.

As a reminder, the Pac-12’s bowl tie-ins for this coming season:

  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.)

SB Nation: Alamo Bowl

Mike Leach back in Texas, the best bowl the Pac-12 has an automatic tie in for this year AND we get Mike Gundy’s glorious, don’t-you-dare-try-to-contain-it mullet? Yes please.

ESPN: Alamo or Las Vegas Bowl

Bit of a difference of opinion here from Kyle Bonagura and David Hale as to the Cougs finish. Bonagura pegs them in San Antonio to face the Okalhoma State Cowboys while Hale puts them in Vegas to face the Air Force Falcons, a match-up I’d actually really enjoy.

Sporting News: Alamo Bowl

My Lord, WSU and WVU fans together, in one metro area? Every bar in the city could rent out multiple storage units for the stock they’ll need to collect ahead of the game and it still probably wouldn’t be enough.

CBS: Cactus Bowl

I’ll give Jerry Palm this: he has been remarkably consistent with this projection, going all the day back to his preseason choices. The opponent has changed a few times (BYU Cougars this go around) but WSU is always in Phoenix.