The 6th annual San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl will kick off at 5 p.m. PST on Thursday, December 23rd at Qualcomm Stadium. The bowl will air on ESPN and match a team from the Mountain West Conference against the bowl-eligible Naval Academy Midshipmen.
This will be Navy’s third appearance in the bowl game. They defeated Colorado State 51-30 in the inaugural game, and lost to Utah 35-32 in 2007. The Mountain West Conference has sent a team to the bowl each of the games’ five years and boasts a 4-1 record.
Last year’s game featured a 37-27 Utah Utes victory over the California Golden Bears in front of 32,665 fans. The game garnered a 2.8 national television rating on ESPN.
For more information, visit www.PoinsettiaBowl.com.
The 2010 date for San Diego’s post-Christmas bowl game, the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl, has not yet been determined.