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San Diego State and Ohio Selected to Play in 2018 DXL Frisco Bowl

FRISCO, TX. —San Diego State (7-5), representing the Mountain West Conference, and Ohio (8-4), representing the Mid-American Conference, and will meet in the 2018 DXL Frisco Bowl.

The bowl game will be played Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. CT at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The game will air on ESPN. This will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.

“We are excited to announce the two outstanding teams that will participate in the 2018 DXL Frisco Bowl, the San Diego State Aztecs and the Ohio Bobcats, two premier programs from the Mountain West Conference and the Mid-American Conference,” said Sean Johnson, DXL Frisco Bowl executive director. “Our game will showcase two of the most outstanding coaches in the country that have led long-time winning programs at their respective schools.  We are looking forward to welcoming the teams and their great fan bases to Frisco, Texas for an exciting week of bowl events and a fantastic game at Toyota Stadium on December 19.”

Ohio will be playing in its fourth straight bowl game. The Bobcats played in the Bahamas Bowl last year where they were victorious against the UAB Blazers 41-6. They are led by redshirt senior running back A.J. Ouellette who earned All-MAC First Team honors for the first time in his career on Wednesday (Nov. 28) after being named to the Second Team in 2016.

San Diego State will be playing in its ninth straight bowl game. The Aztecs played in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces bowl last year where they lost to the Army Black Knights 35-42. They are led by junior linebacker Kyahva Tezino, who finished the regular season with 120 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks and 15 quarterback hurries.

Tickets to the DXL Frisco Bowl can be purchased here or via telephone at (855) 492-8053.  Phone orders may be placed Monday-Saturday (9am – 9pm CT) and Sunday (10am – 6pm CT).

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Collegiate Football
Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl (Houston); AdvoCare Texas Kickoff(Houston); Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl(Atlanta); Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl(Tampa, Fla.); Birmingham Bowl(Alabama); Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl(Florida); Camping World Kickoff(Orlando, Fla.); Famous Idaho Potato Bowl(Boise); DXL Frisco Bowl(Texas); Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff(Montgomery, Ala.); Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl(Dallas-Fort Worth); Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl(Nassau); Myrtle Beach Bowl(South Carolina); MEAC/SWAC Challenge(Atlanta);Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl(Nevada);   New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque);Raycom Media Camellia Bowl(Montgomery, Ala.); SoFi Hawai’i Bowl (Honolulu); SERVPRO First Responder Bowl(Dallas-Fort Worth);  The Home Depot College Football Awards(Atlanta)

Collegiate Basketball

AdvoCare Invitational(Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Armed Forces Classic(Fort Bliss, Texas);Charleston Classic(South Carolina); College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s(Los Angeles); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Men’s Classic presented by Corona(New York City); Jimmy V Women’s Classic Presented by Corona(South Bend, Ind.); Myrtle Beach Invitational(Conway, S.C.); NIT Season Tip-Off(Brooklyn, N.Y.); State Farm Champions Classic(Indianapolis) and Wooden Legacy(Fullerton, Calif.)

Collegiate Softball

St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational(Clearwater, Fla.)

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