- Associated Press - Sunday, December 6, 2015

Southern Miss (9-3, C-USA) vs Washington (6-6, Pac-12), Dec. 26, 2:20 p.m.

LOCATION: Dallas

TOP PLAYERS

Southern Miss: QB Nick Mullens, who has thrown 36 touchdown passes in 2015.

Washington: RB Myles Gaskin, with 1,121 yards rushing and 10 TDs.

NOTABLE

Southern Miss: The Golden Eagles won just one game in 2013 and three last season.

Washington: Beat Oregon State and Washington State by a combined score of 97-17 to reach six wins … Big win came at USC, 17-12, in early October.

LAST TIME

First meeting.

BOWL HISTORY

Southern Miss: 11-12 in bowl games. The Eagles beat Nevada in the Hawaii Bowl in 2011.

Washington: Huskies will look to break even in bowl games at 17-17-1 with a win. Lost to Oklahoma State 30-22 in last year’s Cactus Bowl.

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