From Albuquerque — Fun fact: It's actually cheaper to stay an extra day in New Mexico than it is to fly out the day after a bowl game with Christmas right around the corner. I guess there was a demand for Southwest Airlines' supply of tickets. But enough advanced Smithian economics for today, you're here for the links.
I've got a story on how Washington State is trying to shake off its New Mexico Bowl loss … It's something that Jim Moore is having difficulty with … Howie Stalwick thinks it will be awhile before the Cougars recover … DCSU defensive line coach Greg Lupfer used profane and bigoted language during a volatile exchange with WSU quarterback Connor Halliday … Lupfer has “apologized” via Twitter and the incident is under investigation by CSU … Also subscribe to the Lewiston Tribune? Check out Dale Grummert's Monday Morning Quarterback.
More links, after the jump.
In basketball news, USC beat Dayton on a last-second shot … Washington gave up another early lead against a ranked opponent … UCLA beat Weber State thanks to a strong game from Kyle Anderson … Cal couldn't hang with Creighton on the road … The President watched Oregon State lose to Creighton.
Oregon State is the next Pac-12 team to play in a bowl game. The Beavers are no strangers to Hawaii — they love to recruit in the islands.