RECORDS: BYU 8-4, Washington 8-4

KICKOFF: 6:30 p.m., AT&T Park


SERIES HISTORY: Tied 4-4. This is the first meeting in a bowl game between the two programs. BYU won 23-17 in the teams' most recent game, the 2010 season opener at Provo, Utah. BYU has won the past three meetings, all by seven points or fewer.

STORYLINES: Washington tries to overcome the distractions of coach Steve Sarkisian's defection to USC and an NCAA investigation of assistant coach Tosh Lupoi, accused of allegedly paying for tutoring for a recruit. ... UW is hoping to reach nine victories for the first time since the 2000 season, when current interim head coach Marques Tuiasosopo quarterbacked the Huskies to a Rose Bowl victory over Purdue and Drew Brees. ... New Huskies coach Chris Petersen, who takes the day-to-day reins beginning Saturday, will not attend the game. ... This will be the first FBS bowl game with two women serving as game officials.

INJURY UPDATE: Washington -- WR Kasen Williams (ankle) is out. BYU -- LB Spencer Hadley (knee) is out.

MATCHUP TO WATCH: Washington's run game vs. BYU's run defense. The Huskies, led by junior running back Bishop Sankey (1,775 rushing yards, 19 total touchdowns), rank 14th nationally in rushing at 243.1 yards per game. BYU's defense, featuring LBs Kyle Van Noy and Uani 'Unga, has surrendered just 3.8 yards per rush this season and only nine rushing touchdowns.

STATS THAT MATTER: 60 -- Tickets secured for McClymonds High-Oakland players and coaches by alum Marcus Peters, a second-team all-Pac-12 cornerback for Washington. ... 2 -- Defensive touchdowns scored in the fourth quarter of last year's Poinsettia Bowl win by BYU linebacker Van Noy, who recently became engaged to Miss Utah USA. ... 550 -- BYU's school-record rushing yards, including 259 by quarterback Taysom Hill, in a 40-21 rout of Texas. ... 6 -- BYU bowl victories in eight tries under coach Bronco Mendenhall.