Teams were handed this puzzle at a sushi restaurant.
Miso Cafe Japanese Restaurant
7410 Little River Turnpike Annandale, VA 22003
Teams were directed to this location with the following in-app flavor text:
Your stomach is starting to growl again. It's time to find some more food before your hunger becomes a liability.
This puzzle was presented with the following in-app flavor text:
Hmm, these fish look suspicious. Maybe you'd better figure out if they're safe to eat.
The following files are required to solve this puzzle:
Click to reveal Hint #1
Those sushi names may look Japanese, but if you paid attention in college, you'd know they were actually closer to English.
Click to reveal Hint #2
The sushi names are all from a set of related things. It couldn't be more academic! The slogan of the restaurant will further help narrow down your dataset.
Click to reveal Hint #3
The sushi are all college football mascots. What bowls do they belong in?
Click to reveal Hint #4
Each sushi bowl is actually a 2012 college football bowl game. You'll need to do some research here, most likely.
Click to reveal Hint #5
Index into the name of the 2012 bowl game in which the two sushi teams played to get your final answer.
Click to reveal the solution to this puzzle
Upon solving this puzzle, teams were shown the following video:
- Jan Chong and Yar Woo