No. 6 UW Huskies to meet No. 9 Colorado in Pac-12 title game

Nov 26, 2016, 8:10 PM | Updated: 8:50 pm

Dante Pettis and the Huskies last played Colorado in 2014, beating the Buffs in Boulder. (AP)...

Dante Pettis and the Huskies last played Colorado in 2014, beating the Buffs in Boulder. (AP)


The Pac-12 championship game is set: No. 6 Washington against No. 9 Colorado.

The Buffaloes (10-2 overall) beat No. 22 Utah 27-22 on Saturday night to clinch the Pac-12 South title, as they finished the conference schedule with an 8-1 record. Colorado’s one loss in Pac-12 play came against No. 12 USC (9-3 overall, 7-2 conference), who would have taken the South had the Buffs lost to Utah.

Washington (11-1, 8-1) clinched the Pac-12 North with Friday’s 45-17 win over No. 23 Washington State in the Apple Cup on Friday in Pullman.

The Pac-12 championship game will be at 6 p.m. next Friday at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The contest will air on FOX.

The Huskies and Buffaloes haven’t played since 2014, when UW beat Colorado 38-23 in Boulder during head coach Chris Petersen’s first season with the program.

A win for the Huskies over Colorado may be enough to garner them inclusion in the four-team College Football Playoff that will settle the national championship. If UW wins the Pac-12 title game but isn’t included in the CFP, it will compete in the Rose Bowl for the first time since 2001. A loss would almost certainly keep the Huskies out of both the CFP and Rose Bowl.

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