Navy has already agreed to play in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl against a Pac-12 opponent on Dec. 29. Today, BYU filled another bowl slot with an official invitation to the Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 20. The Cougars are also slated to play a representative from the Pac-12.
“We are excited to receive the formal invitation to play in the 2012 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. BYU has a storied bowl history in San Diego, dating back to the first Holiday Bowl in 1978, and we are looking forward to returning to Qualcomm Stadium,” said BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe in a release. “We have a large fan base in Southern California, and San Diego is a great destination for a holiday season bowl game.”
The Cougars had a three-year agreement to play in the bowl provided they do not reach the BCS. At 6-4, BYU gained bowl eligibility last night in a win over Idaho. Not that it matters other than for the sake of winning, but BYU’s remaining games are on the road against San Jose State and New Mexico State.