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Washington St., Miami to meet in rematch of 2015 Sun Bowl

December 6, 2021 GMT
Washington State football coach Jake Dickert stands with Washington State athletic director Pat Chun, left, and Washington State Provost Elizabeth Chilton on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. Dickert was elevated last week from interim coach after the Cougars pounded rival Washington 40-13 in the annual Apple Cup game in Seattle. (August Frank/Lewiston Tribune via AP)
Washington State football coach Jake Dickert stands with Washington State athletic director Pat Chun, left, and Washington State Provost Elizabeth Chilton on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. Dickert was elevated last week from interim coach after the Cougars pounded rival Washington 40-13 in the annual Apple Cup game in Seattle. (August Frank/Lewiston Tribune via AP)
Washington State football coach Jake Dickert stands with Washington State athletic director Pat Chun, left, and Washington State Provost Elizabeth Chilton on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. Dickert was elevated last week from interim coach after the Cougars pounded rival Washington 40-13 in the annual Apple Cup game in Seattle. (August Frank/Lewiston Tribune via AP)
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Washington State football coach Jake Dickert stands with Washington State athletic director Pat Chun, left, and Washington State Provost Elizabeth Chilton on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. Dickert was elevated last week from interim coach after the Cougars pounded rival Washington 40-13 in the annual Apple Cup game in Seattle. (August Frank/Lewiston Tribune via AP)
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Washington State football coach Jake Dickert stands with Washington State athletic director Pat Chun, left, and Washington State Provost Elizabeth Chilton on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. Dickert was elevated last week from interim coach after the Cougars pounded rival Washington 40-13 in the annual Apple Cup game in Seattle. (August Frank/Lewiston Tribune via AP)

Washington St. (7-5, PAC-12) vs. Miami (7-5, ACC), Dec. 31, noon ET

LOCATION: El Paso.

TOP PLAYERS

Washington St: QB Jayden de Laura, 2,751 yards and 23 TDs passing; WR Calvin Jackson, 955 yards and seven touchdowns receiving.

Miami: QB Tyler Van Dyke, 2,931 yards and 25 touchdowns passing; WR Charleston Rambo, 79 receptions, 1,172 yards and seven touchdowns receiving.

NOTABLE

Washington St.: Jake Dickert was promoted after the Cougars pounded rival Washington 40-13. He went 3-2 as interim coach.

Miami: Van Dyke has passed for at least 300 yards and three touchdowns in each of his last six games. The Hurricanes are 5-1 during that stretch.

LAST TIME

Washington St. 20, Miami 14. (Sun Bowl, Dec. 26, 2015)

BOWL HISTORY

Washington St.: Third Sun Bowl appearance. It will be the 17th bowl game for the Cougars and their sixth in seven seasons. They are 8-8 all time in bowls.

Miami: Third Sun Bowl appearance. Ninth straight bowl appearance and 45th in school history.

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