Who: Boise State Broncos (8-4, 6-2 Mountain West Conference) vs. Oregon State Beavers (6-6, 4-5 Pac-12)
Time: 5 p.m.
Where: Hawaiian Airlines Field at Aloha Stadium
Radio: Beaver Sports Network
Last time these two teams met: Boise State won, 37-24, in Boise. The two teams have played each other seven times. OSU holds a 4-3 edge.
Last Hawaii Bowl appearance: The Beavers earned a trip to Hawaii in 1999 after finishing 7-5. It was their first winning season in 28 years and marked the turnaround of OSU football. Unfortunately, the hometown Warriors ended up winning, 23-17. It was OSU’s first bowl appearance since the 1965 Rose Bowl.
Notes: Five current OSU players (Titus Failauga, Manase Hungalu, Devon Kell, Ali’i Robbins, Mana Rosa) hail from Hawaii. Junior wide receiver Brandin Cooks needs 52 yards to break Marqise Lee’s Pac-12 record of 1,712 receiving yards in season. Junior quarterback Sean Mannion needs just 56 yards to break Cody Pickett’s Pac-12 record for passing yards in a season. Pickett threw for 4,458 yards in 2002. Boise State’s projected starter at QB is Grant Hedrick, who prepped at Central High School in Independence, Ore. about 35 minutes from OSU. He was recruited by the Beavers. (RW)