GAME: Washington (7-5 overall, 5-3 Pac-12) vs. Boise State (10-2-0 overall, 7-1 Mountain West). WHEN: Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas. MEETING: 2nd (Washington leads 1-0). COACHES: Steve Sarkisian, Washington; Chris Petersen, Boise State. RANKINGS: Boise State 19 BCS, 20 AP, 15 USA Today; UW unranked. LINE: Boise by 5½. TV: ESPN. RADIO: KJR-950 AM, 102.9 FM.
Washington and Boise State have faced each other once (2007), but the teams are becoming a lot more familiar with each other. They not only meet Saturday afternoon in the MAACO Bowl in Las Vegas, they will open the 2013 season against each other in the first game scheduled at the renovated Husky Stadium.