See? This is the news that came out last night:
Get all the deets after the jump, but before that, see me try to puzzle out who would play from five days back:
The annual Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (that new name is starting to sound normal to me already) is a coming to the Phone Booth on Saturday, December 31st, 2011.
Where else will you watch an NCAA bowl game in NorCal?
Get your tickets now…
Oh, what’s that, you want to know who’s playing this year? Well, let’s look to the past:
2010 — Nevada 20, Boston College 13
2009 — USC 24, Boston College 13
2008 — California 24, Miami 17
2007 — Oregon State 21, Maryland 14
2006 — Florida State 44, UCLA 27
2005 — Utah 38, Georgia Tech 10
2004 — Navy 34, New Mexico 19
2003 — Boston College 35, Colorado State 21
2002 — Virginia Tech 20, Air Force 13
As you can see, sort of, there’s gotta be a Pac-12 team on the field – that’s current rule.
Here’s one stab at it:
“Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
December 31, 2011 San Francisco, CA, 3:30 pm ESPN
Payout: $1.675 million
Pac-12 No. 6 vs. Army (WAC if Army not available)”
But it looks like their prediction has recently changed, based on this:
“Scout’s 2011 bowl prediction for the Illini has them heading out San Francisco to participate in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. There, Scout predicts, the Illini would take on the UCLA Bruins, who would be 6-7 on the season and also likely minus its coach as well. Two teams with a combined record of 12-13 and without head coaches doesn’t exactly sound like the most appetizing match up, but such is one of the downsides of the current bowl system.”
So, as recently as yesterday, some people were thinking it could be this squad…
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…versus this one, the crew from Illinois. (You know, they’re looking for men, as always.)
All right, see you there!
All right, all the deets after the jump