Washington's bowl game destination, opponent revealed
Washington will face Texas in the Alamo Bowl.
It’ll be a matchup of the 10-2 Huskies and the 8-4 Longhorns. Texas is coached by former UW head coach Steve Sarkisian, and this will be just his second time going against UW as a head coach since leaving Seattle. The other time Sark faced the Huskies (2015 with USC), UW won 17-12.
This will also be just the fourth meeting all-time between the two programs. Three of those games were played in the 70s. The last meeting came in 2005 at the Holiday Bowl, a 47-43 Texas victory.
The Alamo Bowl is set to kick off at 6 p.m. PT on ESPN at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, Dec. 29.
— Washington Athletics (@UWAthletics) December 4, 2022
UW enjoyed tremendous success in coach Kalen DeBoer’s first year. It’ll have a chance to notch an 11th win with a victory over Texas, giving the program its best record since 2016.
Quarterback Michael Penix Jr. said earlier this week he’s still undecided on his future beyond this season, but that he expects to play in the team’s bowl game.
At the time that statement was made, UW still had a shot at the Rose Bowl. Had USC beaten Utah to capture the Pac-12 title and gone to the Playoff, UW likely would have been the Pac-12 representative in the Rose Bowl. Instead, the Huskies are in the Alamo Bowl. Will other players weighing pro decisions choose to opt-out of the bowl in light of that? We’ll see.