SEATTLE – Now the Washington Huskies rest and wait.
The resting part seemed to most excite quarterback Keith Price, who looked healthier Saturday in the Apple Cup as he led the Huskies to a 38-21 victory over Washington State. Still, Price remains far from healthy, dealing with lingering knee issues.
“Next week is going to be pretty sweet since I get to rest up even more,” said Price, who showed a little more spring in his step against the Cougars after having taken most of the previous week off in a defeat at Oregon State.
“I wouldn’t have been able to do a lot of that stuff last week.”
The next time Price and the Huskies play it will be in a bowl game, with most projections sending them to the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29 in San Antonio or the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 28 in San Diego. Each would have UW facing a Big 12 team.
Their destination, though, almost certainly won’t be official until Sunday, after the final BCS pairings are announced.
The Alamo Bowl has the first choice of Pac-12 teams following the BCS.
The Holiday Bowl has the selection following the Alamo, and most speculation is that the Huskies would get picked by the Holiday if they were bypassed by the Alamo.
The Sun Bowl, which is Dec. 31 in El Paso, has the choice after the Holiday.
Players mostly said they had no real preference.
“I’m just ready to play one more with my teammates,” Price said.
Indeed, a bowl game will give the Huskies a chance at an eighth victory, which would be its most since the 2001 season when UW went 8-4 after losing to Texas in the Holiday Bowl.