The BYU Cougars have accepted a bid to play in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl in 2016 and 2018, bowl officials and BYU announced today.
BYU will face a team from the Mountain West Conference in both seasons, provided that the Cougars are not selected to participate in the College Football Playoff.
The San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl is played in late-December each year at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. This year’s game will feature the MAC vs. MWC on Thursday, Dec. 26 at 9:30pm ET on ESPN.
Here is how the Poinsettia Bowl’s lineup will look from 2014 through 2019:
- 2014 – MWC vs. Navy
- 2015 – MWC vs. Army
- 2016 – MWC vs. BYU
- 2017 – MWC vs. MAC
- 2018 – MWC vs. BYU
- 2019 – MWC vs. MAC
“The SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl has been a great addition to the local college football sports scene since its inception in 2005,” said Bill Geppert, president of the 2013 bowl game. “We are thrilled to continue the tradition of showcasing exciting football, spectacular pageantry and a tremendous economic boost for San Diego’s tourism industry through 2019.”