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How well do you know your WSU bowl history?


For the 11th time in program history, WSU will play in a bowl game. Before we focus on the latest game, let's take a quick look back at the previous 10. A lot of interesting things have happened in WSU bowl games over the years, but we'll keep it simple with the three trivia questions of the day.

Q1: Who holds the WSU record for passing yards in a bowl game? What game did he set the record and how many yards did he throw for?

Q2: What is the WSU record for points scored in a bowl game? What game and when did it happen?

Q3: Who was the last WSU player to score a touchdown in a bowl game?


Cougars Accept Invitation to Gildan New Mexico Bowl - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The Washington State University Cougars accepted an invitation to play in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl Saturday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. (PST), Gildan New Mexico Bowl Executive Director Jeff Siembieda announced Sunday.

An early look at Colorado State - SportsLink - - Dec. 8, 2013
So let's take an early look at WSU's opponent. Like WSU, a second-year coach has led the Rams to their first non-losing season in years. Under former Alabama offensive coordinator Jim McElwain, CSU (7-6, 5-3) is headed to its first game since 2008, when it defeated Fresno State, also in the New Mexico Bowl. Follow the jump for some statistics that should shed some light on the Rams

Colorado State headed to New Mexico Bowl to face Washington State - Loveland Reporter-Herald
Even before Fresno State started to celebrate its win in the inaugural Mountain West championship game, the wheels were in motion to land teams in bowl games.

CSU Rams get first bowl invite since 2008, heading to Albuquerque |
KUSA - For the first time since 2008, the Colorado State football team will be playing in a bowl game, accepting an invitation Sunday from the New Mexico Bowl.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.: Colorado State accepts invite to New Mexico Bowl | College | The News Tribune
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Colorado State will play Washington State in the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 21. The Mountain West Conference's Rams (7-6) also played in the 2008 New Mexico Bowl, which was the team's last trip to the postseason. The Rams defeated Fresno State 40-35.

CSU Rams to face Washington State in New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 21 - The Denver Post
During Jim McElwain's nearly three-decade journey as a college football assistant, he coached in nine bowl games, including a pair of BCS championship games at Alabama.

WSU headed to first bowl game since 2003 | Cougar Football | The Seattle Times
Washington State football players probably weren’t surprised when the news came down Sunday that WSU is headed to the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 21. Their coach, Mike Leach, hadn’t done much to keep them in suspense.

WSU to play Colorado State in New Mexico Bowl - - Dec. 8, 2013
PULLMAN – It’s been a decade-long wait for the Washington State football team to return to a bowl game, and nothing was certain until athletic director Bill Moos had the invite in hand.

Washington State Cougars, Colorado State Rams in New Mexico Bowl - ESPN
Not since beating Texas in the 2003 Holiday Bowl have the Cougars been bowling. Their time away from the postseason was a trying time in Pullman, where fans clung to little hope for several years. Those days are over.

Ranking all the bowl games, from 1 to 35 | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo Sports

28. Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Dec. 21, Albuquerque, N.M.) - Washington State (6-6) vs. Colorado State (7-6): It took just two seasons for Mike Leach to bring Washington State to its first bowl game since 2003. The Cougars feature the nation’s fourth best passing attack that features 4,000-yard passer Connor Halliday. With 1,572 yards and 28 touchdowns on the ground, Colorado State’s Kapri Bibbs is one of the most underrated players in the country.