After two straight blowouts in the Las Vegas Bowl, Boise State had to work late to come up a winner for a third time.
Michael Frisina kicked a 27-yard field goal with 1:16 left to give the No. 20 Broncos a 28-26 victory Saturday over Washington.
Frisina, who stands just 5-foot-5, made the winning kick after Washington had taken the lead for the first time on Travis Coons' 38-yard field goal.
Boise State (11-2) sealed the win when Jeremy Ioane intercepted Keith Price's pass as the Huskies (7-6) neared midfield.
Quarterback Joe Southwick guided the Broncos to the Huskies' 12-yard line before Frisina hit the winning kick.
Southwick, a former San Ramon Valley High-Danville star, had another
"All year I knew I could play at this level," he said. "It's just a lot of work, a lot of moving parts to put the puzzle together. The last three games it's really showed. We've just been executing at a high level in the offense."
Southwick, a junior who took over from the departing Kellen Moore, also ran for 39 yards.
Boise State overcame Bishop Sankey's 205-yard rushing game. Sankey also had 74 yards receiving and was the MVP of the game.
Frisina was only 12 for 17 on field goals coming into the game, but he kicked three
Boise State outscored Utah and Arizona State 82-24 in its two previous Las Vegas Bowl wins.
New Orleans Bowl: Terrance Broadway passed for 316 yards and ran for 108, helping Louisiana-Lafayette (9-4) repeat as winners of the New Orleans Bowl with a 43-34 victory against East Carolina (8-5).
Broadway began the season backing up Blaine Gautier, who broke a bone in his throwing hand in late September. Alonzo Harris ran for 120 yards, including TDs of 6 and 68 yards for the Ragin' Cajuns, who squandered a three-touchdown lead before moving back in front for good on Broadway's 14-yard scoring pass to Javone Lawson late in the third quarter.
Alamo Bowl: Cody Vaz will start at quarterback for Oregon State against Texas on Dec. 29 in San Antonio.
Coach Mike Riley held off making a decision between Vaz and Sean Mannion, until Saturday. Mannion (Foothill High-Pleasanton) has thrown for 2,446 yards, 15 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in nine games this season.
Vaz has thrown for 1,286 yards, 11 TDs and one interception in six games.
Sun Bowl: Will USC quarterback Matt Barkley be ready to play in Dec. 31 against Georgia Tech? The situation remains murky. During the past few weeks, coach Lane Kiffin consistently said he expected Barkley to play. But Kiffin did some back-pedaling Saturday when asked about Barkley's status. Barkley suffered a sprained shoulder Nov. 17 against UCLA and hasn't practiced since the injury.
"We're going to look at it when we get down there (to El Paso, Texas), and see if he can practice," Kiffin said. If Barkley can't play, Max Wittek will start for a second straight game.
Holiday Bowl: UCLA junior safety Tevin McDonald won't play against Baylor on Thursday in San Diego after violating a team policy, coach Jim Mora said.
McDonald tested positive for marijuana, according to a source. Under UCLA policy, a player is suspended for one game after testing positive for a third time. McDonald is second on the team in tackles with 79.
MCT Information Services contributed to this report.