Posted November 06, 2013

BYU accepts invitation to play in 2016, 2018 Poinsettia Bowl

BYU Cougars, Poinsettia Bowl
BYU beat San Diego State 23-6 in last year's Poinsettia Bowl, its first appearance in the bowl.

BYU beat San Diego State 23-6 in last year’s Poinsettia Bowl, its first appearance in the bowl. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP)

BYU is set to play in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl after the 2016 and 2018 seasons, the school announced Wednesday.

If the Cougars are not selected to participate in the College Football Playoff in either of those seasons and are bowl-eligible, they will play a program from the Mountain West in the Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego.

As an independent program, BYU does not enjoy a bowl tie-in that comes with conference affiliation. Earlier this season, the Cougars accepted an invitation to play in this year’s Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco.

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11 comments
octamundo
octamundo

The real question is...will they wear their Holy Underwear during these games?

Mattdd17
Mattdd17

BYU is fun to watch. When they were in the MWC, they only had access to the Vegas bowl. This the same..... just a better location.

Blinker
Blinker

Sad day for BYU sports.  It's be one of the top four teams in the nation or go to the toilet bowl.  What if BYU had a miracle season and was ranked 5th in the country?  Man..........


clu
clu

This is exactly why forcing bowls to have two conference tie-ins was a bad idea.  The sponsors WILL dry up eventually...

MrArlington
MrArlington

This should be renamed the "who gives a fu​ck Bowl"

JeffBockert
JeffBockert

This is the wrong direction for college football. We need a bowl system tied to a true 8 - 10 team playoff. 

NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

Little bowls like this mean nothing. This is proof.

Mattdd17
Mattdd17

BYU elevated the Holiday Bowl--they can do the same for the Poinsettia Bowl.... Besides, there are only 7 prestigious bowl games.... and most already have established conference tie-ins.

Colonel
Colonel

@Blinker Read the story, it says that if they are in the Playoffs they would not play in this bowl.

Blinker
Blinker

Yeah...  I did read the article.  The playoffs only take THE TOP FOUR TEAMS!!!!!!!