AP Photo/Elaine ThompsonWashington State's Casey Locker (22) brings down Washington's John Ross after Ross picked up a fumble by quarterback Keith Price in the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday

Washington, BYU to meet in Fight Hunger Bowl

Washington was picked as the opponent for BYU in the Fight Hunger Bowl.

The Cougars locked up a bid to the Dec. 27 game at AT&T Park earlier this year, and bowl officials selected the Huskies as the Pac-12 Conference participant Sunday night.

Washington went 8-4 this season before coach Steve Sarkisian left to take the job at Southern Cal. The Huskies hired Chris Petersen away from Boise State on Friday, but quarterbacks coach and former Washington standout Marques Tuiasosopo will be the interim coach for the bowl game.

“The game will be a new experience for our program and the many Husky fans in the Bay Area, and I am confident it will be a great one,” Tuiasosopo said.

BYU also finished 8-4 and is headed to a bowl for the ninth straight season under coach Bronco Mendenhall. The Cougars are 6-2 in those games, including winning the last four.

“This year’s matchup will be one of the very best in the history of our game,” Fight Hunger Bowl executive director Gary Cavalli said. “We have two 8-4 teams, two nationally known programs, both with explosive offenses and big-name players.”

This is expected to be the final Fight Hunger Bowl played at AT&T Park. The bowl is moving to the 49ers’ new stadium in Santa Clara next year.

FIGHT HUNGER BOWL

BYU vs. Washington

WHEN: Dec. 27, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: AT&T Park

TV: ESPN

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