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Release: 12/31/2000
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Series Record
Washington leads 6-1-1.

Last Meeting
1990, Washington 20-14.

Career Bowl Records
Purdue 6-2, Washington 13-12-1.

Last Bowl Appearance
Purdue lost to Georgia 28-25 (OT) in the 2000 Outback Bowl, Washington lost to Kansas State 24-20 in the 1999 Holiday Bowl.

Common Opponents This Season
None.

Coaches
Joe Tiller, fourth season at Purdue (33-15, 72-45-1 overall), Rick Neuheisel, second season at Washington (17-6, 50-20 overall). Scouting Report

Purdue- High-scoring Boilermakers earned first trip to Rose Bowl in 34 years behind golden arm of third-team All-American QB Drew Brees. Senior finished third in Heisman voting. His favorite targets are speedy WR Vinny Sutherland (12 TDs) and TE Tim Stratton. O-Line must provide protection against tough Huskies front. Capable RB Montrell Lowe came on late.

Washington- Huskies like to grind it out and win in fourth quarter. They'll try to control the ball with option game directed by senior QB Marques Tuiasosopo. He's a winner. Huge TE Jerramy Stevens is his best target. Offense is dangerously thin at TB because of injuries. PU defense is better than most realize. UW secondary faces a stern test. Streaks, Stats and Notes

Notes: Purdue FS Stuart Schweigert, Big Ten freshman of the year, is suspended and will not play. ... Brees passed for 3,393 yards and 24 TDs. He also ran for 534 yards and 5 TDs. ... Stratton won Mackey Award as nation's top TE. ... First Rose Bowl trip for Washington since losing to Michigan 38-31 in 1993. ... Stevens set a school single-season record for catches by a TE with 43. ... Neuheisel was MVP of 1984 Rose Bowl as QB at UCLA. ... Tuiasosopo was Pac-10 player of the year. ... UW allows 207 ypg passing.

By MIKE FITZPATRICK
Associated Press Writer

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