The Maaco Las Vegas Bowl pits the winner of the Mountain West Conference against the fifth-place Pac-12 finisher and will be held on Dec. 22.
This year's matchup features Boise State, which finished in a three-way tie for the Mountain West, and Washington, which was chosen ahead of fellow 7-5 Pac-12 finishers ASU (Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl) and Arizona (New Mexico Bowl) but behind the USC Trojans—who will go to the Sun Bowl.
Interestinly, the current defensive coordinator for the Huskies is Justin Wilcox, who was Boise State's DC from 2006-2009.
Washington will be playing in the state of Nevada for the first time in school history.
Boise State finished the season ranked 15th in the USA Today Coaches Poll, while Washington is ranked 23rd in the same poll. The Huskies won four straight games late in the season to crack the Top 25 and including victories over No. 6 Stanford and No. 13 Oregon State.