UW quarterback’s mom drives 17 hours to Alamo Bowl after Southwest Airlines flight gets canceled

Southwest Airlines’ massive wave of canceled flights this week has impacted travelers all across the country — including the family of University of Washington quarterback Michael Penix, Jr.

Penix’s mom tweeted Wednesday that her and her family’s flight to Texas to see the Huskies take on the Texas Longhorns in Thursday’s Alamo Bowl was canceled.

As a result, the family was forced to make a 17-hour road trip from Florida to San Antonio.

“We made it to our destination. Time to party,” Penix’s mom said just before 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.