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Friday, December 21, 2012
MAACO Las Vegas Bowl predictions

By Kevin Gemmell

Washington takes on Boise State tomorrow in the MAACO Las Vegas Bowl. Kevin and Ted both correctly (albeit luckily) picked Arizona in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl and remain locked at 67-25 for the season.

WASHINGTON vs. BOISE STATE

Ted Miller: I like the matchup of the Huskies' defense against the mediocre Boise State offense. I like that Huskies defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox coached under Chris Petersen and knows how he game-plans and thinks. I like the notion that the Huskies are angry about their last game, a woeful fourth-quarter collapse at Washington State. Therefore, I like the Huskies. Washington 24, Boise State 21.

Kevin Gemmell: And here I thought this would be the game that separated Ted and I, because I, too, like the underdogs this week. Washington has been through a brutal schedule. They've seen some of the best the country has to offer. Boise State has not. They lost their only game to a top 25 team, and the 7-6 win against BYU is far from signature. I look for big games from Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Bishop Sankey. And like Ted, I think Justin Wilcox is the real game-changer. Washington 24, Boise State 17.