Boise State to face OR in Las Vegas Bowl

Associated Press

It will be the first-ever matchup between Houston and Fresno State.

The Ducks were in line to go to the Cactus Bowl on December 26 in Phoenix but moved up a spot in the Pac-12 pecking order when Petersen's Washington team was selected for the Fiesta Bowl, one of the coveted New Year's Six Bowls.

Boise State rallied to beat then-No. Boise State also finished No. 25 in the final CFP rankings. Harald Frey added 18 points for Montana State (6-3), which has won four of its last five games.

In the two previous meetings between the programs, the Chris Petersen-coached Broncos won 37-32 at Autzen Stadium on September 21, 2008, and 19-8 in Boise on September 3, 2009.

Boise State is headed to the Las Vegas Bowl against OR, and Wyoming will play in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl against Central Michigan.

Fresno State (9-4), which hasn't won in Boise since 1984, still completed one of the best turnarounds in college history under first-year coach Jeff Tedford after going 1-11 a year ago.

OR (7-5) won three of its last four games, buoyed by the return of sophomore quarterback Justin Herbert from injury the last two weeks. Harsin has been mentioned as a possible candidate to replace OR coach Willie Taggart if Taggart leaves to coach Florida State. Boise State defeated Fresno in Saturday's MW championship game.

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