Buckeyes, Washington in 105th Rose Bowl

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and wide receiver Terry McLaurin left celebrate early after defeating Northwestern 45-24 in the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game in Indianapolis. Meyer the highly

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and wide receiver Terry McLaurin left celebrate early after defeating Northwestern 45-24 in the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game in Indianapolis. Meyer the highly

"We are a young team that just continues to mature and continues to find ways to overcome adversity in a lot of ways". They're always going to be a team that is very elite whether they're in the four-team playoff or right there. "I know the job Urban does and how he coaches". If the proper targeting call had been called late in the fourth quarter of the USC game in September, the Cougars probably would have beaten the Trojans. Despite having a worse record than WSU, Florida made the Peach Bowl and Louisiana State made the Fiesta Bowl, leaving the Cougars to face an 8-4 team in the Alamo Bowl.

The Bulldogs have played in the Gator/TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville three times, the Orange Bowl in Miami once, as well as appeared in the St. Petersburg Bowl over the last nine campaigns.

WSU (10-2, 7-2) and ISU (8-4, 6-3) will be meeting for the first time ever when the Alamo Bowl kicks off at 6 p.m. PT in the Alamodome.

Meanwhile, the Utes lost their first two conference contests but rebounded to win the Pac-12 South and earn a slot in the conference title game.

With the University of Oklahoma playing in the College Football Playoff, where the Sooners will play Alabama, and the University of Texas being selected to a New Year's Six bowl, where the Longhorns will play Georgia in the Sugar Bowl, the next-highest bowl selection for the Big 12 was the Alamo Bowl.

Seven teams in total from the Pac-12 will play in a bowl game with Washington headlining the conference bids as the Huskies will play No. 6 Ohio State in the Rose Bowl on January 1. I'd give you one three-loss team, maybe two three-loss teams, maybe even three, but four?

Last Friday night for the longest time, I thought Washington and Utah might go to overtime tied 0-0.

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer holds the trophy after Ohio State defeated Northwestern in the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game early Sunday Dec. 2 2018 in Indianapolis. Ohio State won 45-24

"We also recognize for WSU and the rest of the Pac-12, this is an important bowl season for all of us", Chun said.

"Other than that I don't know anything".

I'm disappointed in the Cougars' consolation prize, and I never thought I'd say that about a postseason game in San Antonio.

"Nothing", Campbell said. "I know coach [Mike] Leach is the coach there, I have a lot of respect for coach Leach". The team accepted the bowl invitation on Sunday.

Petersen said he has a "really good" relationship with Meyer: "Known him for a while".

There are a lot of questions as to why the Cougars did not make it to a New Year's Six bowl game when they had such a successful season.

AP Sports Writer Tim Booth in Seattle contributed to this report.

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