Air Force took a crushing loss to Navy and used it as fuel for a seven-game winning streak.
Air Force players have been off this week for finals, delaying preparation for the Cheez-It Bowl.
Washington State coach Mike Leach said he developed his pass-based offense in part off principles utilized by Air Force teams in the wishbone.
Air Force joins Boise State as the only Mountain West teams to play opponents from Power Five conferences in bowl games this year.
Air Force will play its bowl game in Phoenix on Dec. 27.
Air Force could be headed to Phoenix to play in the Cheez-It Bowl on Dec. 27, but nothing will be determined until the College Football Playoff committee and ESPN sort things out on Sunday.
Falcons take positives from loss after overcoming 16-point deficit, but are left to wonder what happened after that in loss to Nevada.
Notes from Air Force's 100-85 home loss to Nevada on Saturday.
Air Force's 17 3-pointers were one off a program record and helped it to a road win at Wyoming to open Mountain West action.
Air Force nose guard Mosese Fifita and offensive linemen Scott Hattok and Nolan Laufenberg earn first-team recognition from the Mountain West.