Washington received its first dose of Las Vegas Bowl hoopla Thursday morning.
Athletic director Scott Woodward, coach Steve Sarkisian and cornerback Desmond Trufant were the Huskies’ representatives at the first formal press conference in Las Vegas for the Dec. 22 bowl game between UW and 19th-ranked Boise State (10-2).
Flanked by show girls and surrounded by neon lights, the Washington trio expressed how great it was to be in the Las Vegas Bowl.
“This is an awesome opportunity for us,” Sarkisian said.
This will be the third consecutive time Boise State has played in the bowl. The Broncos walloped Arizona State, 56-24, last year and topped Utah, 26-3, in 2010.
“I think we might be coming here too much when I continue to recognize the show girls,” Boise State coach Chris Petersen said.
Sarkisian referenced his past visit to UNLV’s Sam Boyd Stadium, where the game will be played.
When he was the quarterback for BYU in 1996, the Cougars won the Western Athletic Conference title by beating Wyoming, 28-25, overtime. The Cougars made a field goal as time expired and then kicked a 32-yarder in overtime to win it.
Sarkisian completed 26 of 37 passes for 250 yards and a touchdown.
“Sam Boyd Stadium holds a special place in my heart,” he said Thursday.
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