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Dec.
28th

Morning links: Huskies leave San Francisco with Fight Hunger victory

Washington running back Bishop Sankey, left, and defensive end Hau'oli Kikaha hold the winner's trophy after a 31-16 win over BYU during the Fight Hunger Bowl NCAA college football game on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Washington running back Bishop Sankey, left, and defensive end Hau’oli Kikaha hold the winner’s trophy after a 31-16 win over BYU during the Fight Hunger Bowl NCAA college football game on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

FROM SAN FRANCISCO — It’s just about time for us to get out of here and head back to Seattle. Before we do, here’s a roundup of words to read about Washington’s 31-16 victory over BYU in last night’s Fight Hunger Bowl.

Here’s our game story, which admittedly isn’t quite as polished as we’d have preferred. Deadline circumstances prevented more in-depth analysis.

— Here’s our notebook, leading with the news that tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has decided to enter the NFL draft. Read more »

Dec.
28th

Tale of the tape: Washington 31, Brigham Young 16

FROM SAN FRANCISCO — As usual, we pass along our capsulated look at tonight’s game, which the Huskies won 31-16.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME — For a while, I thought this was going to go to BYU quarterback Taysom Hill, who proved pretty difficult to stop on the ground, rushing for 133 yards on 31 carries, a figure that included some yardage lost on five UW sacks. But Bishop Sankey was given the bowl game’s official offensive player of the game award, and that’s probably the right call. His numbers were good but not gaudy — 21 carries for 95 yards and a pair of touchdowns — though he sat out the fourth quarter with what he said afterward was a hand injury. His touchdown runs — especially his second — were both impressive. Read more »

Dec.
25th

A quick look at Brigham Young

BYU's Taysom Hill celebrates with fans after a 47-46 victory over Houston in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
BYU’s Taysom Hill celebrates with fans after a 47-46 victory over Houston in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Here is the Washington opponent box that will publish in tomorrow’s newspaper …

FIGHT HUNGER BOWL (San Francisco)

BRIGHAM YOUNG COUGARS (8-4, Independent)

6:30 P.M., FRIDAY, AT&T PARK, ESPN, 950-AM

COACH: Bronco Mendenhall (82-33 in ninth year at BYU and overall)

AGAINST THE HUSKIES: The series is tied, 4-4. Read more »

Dec.
25th

Huskies take time on Christmas to serve meals at Glide Memorial Church

UW football players help put together peanut butter sandwiches.
UW football players help put together peanut butter sandwiches.

Here’s the story we filed for tomorrow’s newspaper about the Washington football team’s trip to Glide Memorial Church to help serve meals on Christmas Day.

SAN FRANCISCO – As the bus arrived and Washington’s defensive players and coaches filed off, the Huskies’ offensive squad waiting outside Glide Memorial Church prepared to board the same bus and head back to the team hotel.

They worked in shifts serving Christmas meals to homeless and poor families and individuals: first the offense, then the defense.

Antavius Sims, a senior receiver, pulled a double.

“I’m staying,” he called out as his offensive teammates boarded the bus, then he headed back inside and went back to work. Read more »

Dec.
8th

It’s official: Washington will play against BYU in the Fight Hunger Bowl

Washington quarterback Keith Price (17) drops to pass against Boise State in the first half of a NCAA college football game, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Washington quarterback Keith Price (17) drops to pass against Boise State in the first half of a NCAA college football game, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE – After Steve Sarkisian surprised the Washington Huskies by leaving for USC, and the Huskies surprised nearly everyone by hiring Chris Petersen to replace him, there was far less mystery and intrigue surrounding UW’s bowl selection.

The Huskies are going to San Francisco.

What was expected for weeks was made official on Sunday night, as the UW accepted an invitation to play in the Fight Hunger Bowl on Dec. 27 at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants.

The game will kickoff at 6:30 p.m., and the Huskies will play against Brigham Young, which accepted a bid after becoming bowl-eligible in late October. Read more »

Dec.
8th

Report has Huskies in Fight Hunger Bowl, as expected

We’re probably another hour-plus away from Washington making it official, but there is already a report — not surprisingly — that has the Huskies playing against BYU in the Fight Hunger Bowl, which is what most have been projecting for the past few weeks.

Kyle Bonagura, who writes regularly for ESPN.com, reported the news on Twitter. Nothing will be official until after the BCS makes its bowl selections. The BCS selection show will air at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN.

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