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.

Flavor Text

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.

Puzzle Files

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


Post-Solve Video

Upon solving this puzzle, teams were shown the following video:


  • Jan Chong and Yar Woo