MOUNTAIN WEST BOWL SYNOPSIS

The Mountain West has agreements to send six teams to bowl games in 2013. The Mountain West has earned 56 bowl bids since the league's inception in 1999 and holds a 32-24 (.571) all-time record in those contests. Over the past nine seasons, the MW has captured the Bowl Challenge Cup four times and owns the second-best win percentage in bowl games among the 10 FBS conferences with a 25-16 (.610) mark. The Mountain West is the only league to win the trophy four times since the award's inception in 2002-03.

Unless a team from the Mountain West qualifies for a BCS bowl game, the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas has the first selection of MW teams, followed by the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl and the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl with the second and third selections, respectively. The Gildan New Mexico and Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowls have the fourth and fifth selections, respectively, but in no particular order, rounded out by the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

 

ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • Date: Saturday, December 21, 2013
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. PT
  • Stadium (Capacity): Sam Boyd Stadium (36,800)
  • City: Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Network: ABC
  • Opponent: Pac-12 Selection
  • 2012 game: Boise State 28, Washington 26
  • Website: LVBowl.com
  • Executive Director: Dan Hanneke
  • Manager, Media Relations: Mark Wallington
  • Phone: (702) 732-3912
  • Fax: (702) 732-4481
  • Mailing Address: 2140 East Pebble Road, Suite 200, Las Vegas, NV 89123

 

SAN DIEGO COUNTY CREDIT UNION POINSETTIA BOWL

  • Date: Thursday, December 26, 2013
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. PT
  • Stadium (Capacity): Qualcomm Stadium (66,000)
  • City: San Diego, Calif.
  • Network: ESPN
  • Opponent: Army/MAC Selection
  • 2012 game: BYU 23, San Diego State 6
  • Website: PoinsettiaBowl.com
  • Executive Director: Bruce Binkowski
  • Associate Executive Director/Director of Communications: Mark Neville
  • Phone: (619) 285-5061
  • Fax: (619) 281-7947
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 601400, San Diego, CA 92160

 

BELL HELICOPTER ARMED FORCES BOWL

  • Date: Monday, December 30, 2013
  • Time: 10:45 a.m. CT
  • Stadium (Capacity): Amon G. Carter Stadium (45,000)
  • City: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Network: ESPN
  • Opponent: Navy
  • 2012 game: Rice 33, Air Force 14
  • Website: ArmedForcesBowl.com
  • Executive Director: Brant Ringler
  • Media Operations Director: Dominic Clark
  • Phone: (817) 810-0012
  • Fax: (817) 810-0252
  • Mailing Address: 505 Main Street, Suite 270, Fort Worth, TX 76102

 

SHERATON HAWAI‘I BOWL

  • Date: Tuesday, December 24, 2013
  • Time: 3 p.m. HT
  • Stadium (Capacity): Hawaiian Airlines Field at Aloha Stadium (50,000)
  • City: Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Network: ESPN
  • Opponent: Conference USA Selection
  • 2012 game: SMU 43, Fresno State 10
  • Website: SheratonHawaiiBowl.com
  • Executive Director: David A.K. Matlin
  • Coordinator, Media Relations: Derek Inouchi
  • Phone: (808) 523-3688
  • Fax: (808) 523-3712
  • Mailing Address: 841 Bishop Street, Suite 2100, Honolulu, HI 96813

 

GILDAN NEW MEXICO BOWL

  • Date: Saturday, December 21, 2013
  • Time: Noon MT
  • Stadium (Capacity): University Stadium (37,235)
  • City: Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Network: ESPN
  • Opponent: Pac-12 Selection
  • 2012 game: Arizona 49, Nevada 48
  • Website: GildanNewMexicoBowl.com
  • Executive Director: Jeff Siembieda
  • Media Relations Director: RaeAnn McKernan
  • Phone: (505) 925-5999
  • Fax: (505) 272-7131
  • Mailing Address: 801 University Blvd., SE, Suite 104, Albuquerque, NM 87106

 

FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL

  • Date: Saturday, December 21, 2013
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. MT
  • Stadium (Capacity): Bronco Stadium (37,000)
  • City: Boise, Idaho
  • Network: ESPN
  • Opponent: MAC Selection
  • 2012 game: Utah State 41, Toledo 15
  • Website: FamousIdahoPotatoBowl.com
  • Executive Director: Kevin McDonald
  • Manager, Media Relations: Michelle Smith
  • Phone: (208) 424-1011
  • Fax: (208) 424-1121
  • Mailing Address: 1109 W. Main St., Suite 310, Boise, Idaho 83702

 

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