Getting back to a bowl game for the third straight season looked tenuous when Washington was sliding through a three-game losing streak a month ago.
Now that Washington has corrected its problems, reinvigorated a lackluster offense and won three straight games to get the all-important six victories, the Huskies know they have a postseason invitation somewhere.
The question now is where will the Huskies be going?
Their destination will be largely determined by what Washington (6-4, 4-3 Pac-12) does the final two weeks against lowly Colorado and rival Washington State, who have a combined three victories. Two wins would give Washington its first 8-win season since going 8-4 in 2001.
Even with a bowl berth wrapped up, coach Steve Sarkisian is trying to avoid the postseason talk for now, trying to continue building on the last three weeks.
''We really can't control it. It's somewhat out of our hands. What we can control is how we play Saturday and the way we prepare...