Location: Sun Bowl Stadium (El Paso, Texas)
Time: Dec. 31, 12:30 p.m. EST on CBS
Teams: Washington State (7–5) versus Miami (FL) (7–5)
Line: Miami -2.5
Is Miami going to be able to get up for this game? They get to travel from paradise in Miami to beautiful-but-um-different El Paso amidst a whirlwind of head coaching drama.
The program seems to be invested in helping Cristobal build something special in Miami, but it remains to be seen if the current players feel the same way. Washington State, for its part, played well down the stretch and has some decent weapons on the offensive side of the ball to make an end-of-the-year statement against a reeling Miami program.
Too much drama for Miami for them to get it together against a solid Washington State team that largely has its head on straight. Washington State has covered eight of their last nine games, and we'll say get in at 2.5 against this Miami team.
The Score: Washington State pulls off the upset, 27-17
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