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BYU accepts Poinsettia Bowl invitation

Manoa Pikula, Justin Parkins AP

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.

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4 Responses to “BYU accepts Poinsettia Bowl invitation”
  1. timh1955 says: Nov 11, 2012 11:30 PM

    BYU is TERRIBLE!!!!! My high school could easily beat them! Is the Poinsettia Bowl that desperate?

  2. fnc111 says: Nov 12, 2012 4:10 AM

    What’s that make Georgia Tech then?

  3. bigtganks says: Nov 12, 2012 6:21 PM

    Notre Dame barely beat them in South Bend…

  4. rchaske says: Nov 13, 2012 1:38 PM

    Timh1955, you are reaaaallllly reaaaallllly a reaction slut aren’t you?

    Anybody who would say that BYU is terrible knows next to nothing about what a good football team is. BYU is a great team this year. 4 losses, 3 of only by a combined 6 points; one of those teams is undefeated at 10-0 and Boise State and Utah are always very competitive teams. If they are so terrible, as you so absurdly state, why have michigan, Virginia and Cincinatti signed to play is and why would ESPN give us such a fantastic contract?

    All intelligent beings who are not looking to get a rise out of people know that BYU is one of the best teams in the country. The offense has a few minor weaknesses, in the past 7 years we have a record something like 135-24! That is one of the best records in NCAA history.

    Stop being stooooopid timh1955! Okay????

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