WASHINGTON STATE IS GOING BOWLING for the first time since 2003 according to an ESPN report. The Cougs (6-6) will meet Colorado State in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. This first bowl game of the 2013-14 FBS college football postseason will be televised by ESPN.

Washington State's opponent, Colorado State, finished third in the mountain division of the Mountain West Conference with a record of 7-6.

Colorado State is the only school in the country with both a 3,000-yard passer and 1,500-yard rusher.

Running back Kapri Bibbs leads the nation in rushing touchdowns (28) and ranks eighth in rushing yards (1,572).

Quarterback Garrett Grayson ranks 18th in the nation in passing yards with a school-record 3,327 hashes. Meanwhile, Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year candidate Shaquil Barrett is tied for third nationally in sacks (12.0) and ranks third in tackles for loss (20.5).

Tickets, which are on sale now, range from $25-$40 and can be purchased online at, or by calling 925-LOBO or 925-5999.

CSI is coached by former Eastern Washington quarterback Jim McElwain, who served as Nick Saban's offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach from 2008-11. McElwain played at Eastern and began his coaching career with the Eagles in 1985.

As CF.C reported yesterday, Cougars living in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Dallas and a few other cities can rejoice in the fact they have multiple non-stop flights to Albuquerque each day. For those living in the Pacific Northwest, the flight plan to see the Cougs on Dec. 21 is a bit more complicated. For more details, CLICK HERE

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