San Diego State is 7-5, the Bobcats 8-4. This will be the first meeting between the teams. The Aztecs are 13-0-1 against Mid-American Conference teams.
Frisco, which is about 25 miles north of Dallas, bills itself as Sports City U.S.A. because seven professional teams either play or practice there, including the Dallas Cowboys.
This is the second consecutive season the Aztecs will play in a bowl game in Texas. They lost to Army, 42-35, in the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth last season.
In another Sunday bowl announcement, Utah will face Northwestern in the Holiday Bowl on New Year’s Eve at San Diego County Credit Union Stadium in a matchup of teams that lost their conference championship games, organizers announced Sunday.
Utah (9-4) lost to Washington, 10-3, Friday in the Pac-12 Conference title game.
Northwestern (8-5) lost to Ohio State, 45-24, in the Big Ten Conference title game Saturday night in a game it trailed 31-24 early in the fourth quarter.
The Holiday Bowl gets the second selection from the Pac-12 after the participants in the New Year’s Six bowls. The Alamo Bowl selected Washington State with the first choice.
Utah and Northwestern will both be making their debuts in the Holiday Bowl, which has been played annually since 1978.
The Holiday Bowl has matched teams from the Pac-12 and Big Ten Conference since 2014.
— From Staff and Wire Reports