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2016 Holiday Bowl, Minnesota vs. Washington St Prediction, Game Preview, History, Scores


Who’s going to win the 2016 National Funding Holiday Bowl? Check out the Minnesota vs. Washington State prediction, game preview, history and scores.


National Funding Holiday Bowl, Minnesota vs. Washington State Prediction, Game Preview, History, Scores

Prediction & Game Preview To Come

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA, 7:00 ET, ESPN

Minnesota, Big Ten, 8-4

The Gophers had plenty of chances to make this a special year, but it’s been a season of near-misses. There’s little to the passing game, but the ground game is solid, the defense has been fantastic – especially against the run – and the formula is there to close strong. Think Wisconsin, but not as good.

Washington State, Pac-12, 8-4

The Cougars were behind the 8-ball all season long after losing to Eastern Washington to start the year and a loss to Boise State to follow, and it closed out ugly with double-digit losses to Colorado and Washington, but in the middle, they won eight straight. The passing game – as always – is fantastic, averaging 371 yards per game – but the defense failed against just about every good team. How many wins over bowl teams do the Cougars have? Two. Stanford and Idaho. Yippee.

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Holiday Bowl History, Results

Dec. 30, 2015 Wisconsin 23 USC 21
Dec. 27, 2014 USC 45 Nebraska 42
Dec. 30, 2013 Texas Tech 37 Arizona State 23
Dec. 27, 2012 Baylor 49 UCLA 26
Dec. 28, 2011 Texas 21 California 10
Dec. 30, 2010 Washington 19 Nebraska 7
Dec. 30, 2009 Nebraska 33 Arizona 0
Dec. 30, 2008 Oregon 42 Oklahoma State 31
Dec. 27, 2007 Texas 52 Arizona State 34
Dec. 28, 2006 California 45 Texas A&M 10
Dec. 29, 2005 Oklahoma 17 Oregon 14
Dec. 30, 2004 Texas Tech 45 California 31
Dec. 30, 2003 Washington State 28 Texas 20
Dec. 27, 2002 Kansas State 34 Arizona State 27
Dec. 28, 2001 Texas 47 Washington 43
Dec. 29, 2000 Oregon 35 Texas 30
Dec. 29, 1999 Kansas State 24 Washington 20
Dec. 30, 1998 Arizona 23 Nebraska 20
Dec. 29, 1997 Colorado State 35 Missouri 24
Dec. 30, 1996 Colorado 33 Washington 21
Dec. 29, 1995 Kansas State 54 Colorado State 21
Dec. 30, 1994 Michigan 24 Colorado State 14
Dec. 30, 1993 Ohio State 28 BYU 21
Dec. 30, 1992 Hawaii 27 Illinois 17
Dec. 30, 1991 BYU 13 Iowa 13
Dec. 29, 1990 Texas A&M 65 BYU 14
Dec. 29, 1989 Penn State 50 BYU 39
Dec. 30, 1988 Oklahoma State 62 Wyoming 14
Dec. 30, 1987 Iowa 20 Wyoming 19
Dec. 30, 1986 Iowa 39 San Diego St. 38
Dec. 22, 1985 Arkansas 18 Arizona State 17
Dec. 21, 1984 BYU 24 Michigan 17
Dec. 23, 1983 BYU 21 Missouri 17
Dec. 17, 1982 Ohio State 47 BYU 17
Dec. 18, 1981 BYU 38 Washington State 36
Dec. 19, 1980 BYU 46 SMU 45
Dec. 21, 1979 Indiana 38 BYU 37
Dec. 22, 1978 Navy 23 BYU 16