Washington (13-0) faces Texas (12-1) in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Sugar Bowl on Monday. After a Pac-12 championship season, the Longhorns are all that stand between the Huskies and playing for a national title.

Before the season, Seattle mayor Bruce Harrell narrated a season trailer for UW. Ahead of the CFP semifinal game, Harrell was brought back to narrate another trailer — one that included callbacks to the OG in an incredible showcase of a team knowing what it was capable of and fulfilling its potential.

“Those of our past watched along reliving what they knew could be possible. Now, another opportunity to create those will tell, stories Husky fans will pass down, stories that will create hope,” Harrell said. “This is your legacy.”

Washington is making its second appearance in the College Football Playoff, and the first by a Pac-12 team since 2016.

The Huskies’ stars all came back this season to push for a Pac-12 championship and contend for a national title. They believed from the get-go they had enough to get to the College Football Playoff, and that belief was evident throughout the season.

Week after week, Washington played tight games. The Huskies got everyone else’s best shot. Seven of the 13 wins this season came by eight points or less, including each of the last four. UW has won in different ways, without its best, against the best, and now it has a chance to play for a national title.

Mission accomplished, but the job’s not done.