The USC Trojans played and won the Holiday Bowl in a surprising outcome despite Caleb Williams missing the game. On New Year’s Day, former USC head coach Steve Sarkisian, who has resurrected his career with the Texas Longhorns, fell to Michael Penix Jr. and the Washington Huskies in the Sugar Bowl on Monday night.
However, Michael Penix dazzled once again. Kalen DeBoer flexed his muscles in the coaching bout with Sark. Washington survived a late Texas run and brutal clock mismanagement to get the win.
Washington and Michigan will now face off in the national title game on January 8.