Patrick Thrapp - Numbers Guru (8-4):
I believe this will be a little closer than we want, but in the end the DAWGs are victorious. They own all the main offensive stats. We own all the main defensive stats. They are a very balanced team offensively. We tend to run a little more then we pass. My instincts tell me our defense will force them into punting more than they have this year. I know given enough chances our offense will score.
Prediction: Washington 33-24
Luke Mounger - Intern Extraordinaire (6-6):
Keeping Jalen Richard and Ito Smith in check is the key to this game for the Huskies. I think the defense that's carried the Huskies all season long has one more good performance left in them. Also, the Husky offense will continue its upward trend and show up to play on Saturday. Unlike last year's bowl game, I think Washington will start off sharp and keep their foot on the gas all game. A big game from Myles Gaskin will keep pressure off Jake Browning. Southern Mississippi is a good team, but I think Washington has the talent to leave Dallas with a comfortable win.
Prediction: Washington 34-17
Jay Torrell - Sports Washington/Scout.com (9-3):
Huskies end the year by easily dispatching a Southern Miss team that put up big numbers against one of the easiest schedules in the nation but lost to every team that had a pulse. Expect big days from Browning, Gaskin and the Defense. Dawgs roll 47-17. Happy Holidays!
Prediction: Washington 47-17
Chris Fetters - Editor (8-4):
Give credit for Southern Mississippi and their statistical prowess, but Saturday is where you can throw the stats out the window. Their record is a bit deceiving in the sense that they didn't really pull off any big wins. They beat all the teams below them and lost to all the teams above them. In Conference USA, that gets you to 9-4 with a loss in the league championship game; in the Pac-12, that gets you to 6-6. Playing against much tougher competition week-in and week-out will pay dividends for the Huskies Saturday, as well as the bitter taste still left in their mouth's from last year's bowl game.