Washington State, Fresno State to Meet in LA Bowl
Washington State and Fresno State will meet Dec. 17 in the LA Bowl in Los Angeles. The Cougars are 7-5 and have reached a program-record seventh straight bowl game. The Bulldogs won the Mountain West Conference championship game. They also dug out from a 1-4 start to win their last eight games. The teams haven't played since 1994. Washington State is led by quarterback Cameron Ward. Fresno State running back Jordan Mims has led the offense with 16 rushing scores.
Washington State (7-5, Pac-12) vs. Fresno State (9-4, Mountain West), Dec. 17, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC
LOCATION: Los Angeles
Washington State: QB Cameron Ward. Has thrown for 23 touchdowns and run for five more scores.
Fresno State: RB Jordan Mims. Has run for 1,161 yards and 16 touchdowns, including two in the league championship game.
Washington State: The Cougars had won three straight before losing to instate rival Washington to close the regular season.
Fresno State: The Bulldogs won at Boise State to claim the Mountain West Conference championship game. That came after they started 1-4 on the season.
Washington State 24, Fresno State 3, Sept. 10, 1994.
Washington State: A program-record seventh straight bowl appearance and 18th overall.
Fresno State: Has reached consecutive bowls for the second time since 2017-18 and 31st bowl overall.