On to the game. Here's my advance, in which BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall and quarterback Taysom Hill talk about what it will take for the Cougars to get their fifth-straight bowl win.
Hill said the offensive line has to control the line of scrimmage.
Mendenhall said the defense has to hold UW's sensational running back Bishop Sankey in check, contain quarterback Keith Price and avoid giving up the big play to tight end Austin Sefarian-Jenkins.
All three tasks will be difficult.
The Cougars' offense has to show up from the start (unlike at Nevada), score points in every quarter, and move the ball like it did against Houston, Boise State and Texas and not like it did against Wisconsin, Utah and Notre Dame.
First down is going to be huge. BYU has to get positive yardage out of that down to avoid third-and-long. Conversely, the Cougars can't give up big chunks of rushing yardage to Sankey on first down, which will open the Huskies' playbook.
My colleague who will be covering the game with me, Kurt Kragthorpe, is calling it 31-24 in Washington's favor and says the big coaching changes the Huskies have dealt with the last three weeks or so won't be a factor.
OK, time to clean out the ol' notebook, give you some comments from the past week that weren't published in full in our coverage.