The BYU Cougars have accepted a bid to the 2013 Fight Hunger Bowl, bowl officials and BYU officially announced on Friday.
BYU will face a team from the Pac-12 at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Friday, Dec. 27. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN at 6:30pm PT/9:30pm ET.
“What an exciting opportunity for the Cougars to travel to the great city of San Francisco for the Fight Hunger Bowl and to play a strong opponent from the Pac-12,” BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe said. “Our coaches, players and fans will love the holiday season in San Francisco. It’s great to be able to add to the wonderful bowl tradition that is long associated with BYU football.”
The Cougars became bowl eligible last night after defeating Boise State 37-20. BYU is now 6-2 on the season.
BYU will be playing in their 32nd bowl game and ninth under head coach Bronco Mendenhall. The Cougars currently hold a 13-17-1 record in bowl games and have won four straight.