Washington to face BYU at Fight Hunger Bowl

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Marques Tuiasosopo is looking to get Washington back to a level it hasn't reached since he was the star quarterback more than a decade ago.

Tuiasosopo leads the Huskies into the Fight Hunger Bowl against BYU on Friday night as interim coach after a whirlwind month that started with coach Steve Sarkisian leaving for Southern California and Chris Petersen being hired away from Boise State.

Tuiasosopo moved up from quarterbacks coach to interim coach to lead the Huskies (8-4) in their bowl preparation against BYU (8-4). Washington is trying to win nine games in a season for the first time since going 11-1 -- capped by a Rose Bowl win over Purdue in January 2001 with Tuiasosopo at quarterback.