Washington State Football: Week 12 Bowl Projections

Washington State Football. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Washington State Football. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports /

Even though we head into Apple Cup week, the Washington State football team is already bowl eligible. Where will they go bowling?

The Washington State football team will be going bowling once again this season. It will mark the 7th time in 8 years that the Cougs have been bowl eligible. An outstanding achievement for a program that prides itself on continued success.

As it stands, the Cougars are 7-4 with only the Apple Cup left on their schedule. A win would certainly help their odds of going to a more desirable bowl game, but with so many good teams within the Pac 12 this season, good spots will be filled up quickly.

Let’s take a look at where the Cougars are being projected to go bowling if the season were to end today.

ESPN: Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl vs Boise State

Both ESPN analysts project the Washington State football team to play the Broncos in SoFi Stadium this holiday season. Although the venue is immaculate, the title of Jimmy Kimmel bowl does not garner much excitement.

The Cougars would most likely prefer an opponent from a Power 5 conference, but Boise State has a very respectable program and the game would most likely be highly entertaining!

CBS Sports: Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl vs Boise State

Once again, another big named media outlet has the Washington State football team in California playing Boise State in early December. With this many different sites projecting this, it’s hard to believe that this bowl game, and this particular matchup, are not a strong possibility for the Cougars.

Sports Illustrated: Las Vegas Bowl vs Miami (FL)

Now that’s more like it. Vegas and Washington State fans go together like peanut butter and jelly. Although this bowl game is not very likely given WSU’s record at the moment, the Vegas bowl is most definitely the preferred destination for Cougars fans everywhere. A rematch of the Sun Bowl from a few years ago would be fun too, as Miami is always an interesting opponent.

College Football News: Alamo Bowl vs Texas

This projection seems far-fetched, but the idea of it is fun nonetheless. The Cougars odds of reaching San Antonio for the Alamo Bowl are very slim, but it’s not impossible. It sure was a lot of fun the last time the Washington State football team made the Alamo Bowl, so I would not be opposed to this becoming a reality.

Check back in next week to see where the Cougars are projected to go after the Apple Cup! Go COUGS