The Washington Huskies from the PAC conference will face the Boise St Broncos from the Mountain West conference in the Las Vegas Bowl in an NCAA college football game on Saturday afternoon December 22nd. Kick off time from Las Vegas is scheduled for 3:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.
The point spread opened up in the Las Vegas Bowl with the Boise St Broncos favored by -5 points with an over under line of 46 points. Early money from the betting public has landed on the side of the underdog Huskies as Boise St is now favored by -5 ½ points. The total has not moved off the opener of 46 points.
The Broncos and Huskies meet in the Las Vegas Bowl for the first time since the 2007 season were Washington posted the 24-10 home win as a +2 ½ point underdog. The game went under 56 ½ points. CFB Trend: Boise St Broncos are 0-2 ATS in their past two games.
The Washington Huskies finished off play in the 2012 season with a record of 7-5 on the year. They went 5-1 at home and 2-4 on the road. They finished with four wins and point spread covers in their past five games to close out the regular season. A bad loss has to sting for the Huskies as they lose to their rival in the regular season finale in a 31-29 road overtime defeat to a bad Washington St Cougars team. The Huskies do have a notable win this year in a 17-13 victory in week five against Stanford and a 20-17 win at home in late October against Oregon St. Four of their five losses this season were ugly double digit defeat. The Huskies offense ranked just 101st in the nation this year as the team pushes across 347 yards a game and at 23 point per contest is good for only 90th in college football. After years of atrocious defense the Huskies improved greatly in that category finishing 30th by allowing 353 yards a game and 38th in scoring defense by giving up 23 a game. Junior quarterback Keith Price threw for 18 touchdown and 11 picks with a 62% completion number.
The Boise St Broncos finished off play in the 2012 season with a mark of 10-2 on the year. In week one the team was defeated on a neutral field to Michigan St 17-13 as a +8 ½ point underdog. On November 3rd Boise St suffered a loss on the Blue Turf as the San Diego St Aztecs defeats them 21-19 as a +16 point underdog. The Aztecs offense took possession of the football with five minutes remaining and never gave possession back to the Broncos with a power run game that picked up first downs and drained the clock and timeouts for Boise St. Boise St played good defense this season ranking ninth in the nation by allowing 304 yards a game. Teams scored just 15 points a game against the Broncos good for 6th in all of college football in scoring defense. Behind first year quarter Joe Southwick the offense tailed off for Boise St as they finished 80th in passing offense with 216 yards per game. Junior quarterback Joe Southwick threw for 17 touchdowns and 7 picks on the year and completed 66% of his throws.