(Wednesday, May 4, 2016)
Hawai'i Bowl To Be Showcased On Christmas Eve
HONOLULU – The 2016 edition of the Hawai'i Bowl will be played on Saturday, Dec. 24, at Aloha Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN and played on Christmas Eve for the twelfth time. Kick-off is 8 p.m. ET (3 p.m. HT).
In its 15th year, the bowl will pit a team from Conference USA against a team from the Mountain West.
"The Hawai'i Bowl and Christmas Eve are a family tradition in the stands and across living rooms throughout the mainland," said Daryl Garvin, Hawai'i Bowl executive director. "With cold winter weather across much of the country, ESPN showcases Hawai'i's warmth and aloha spirit to the nation.
Last year's game featured San Diego State of the Mountain West and Cincinnati of the American Athletic Conference. The Aztecs earned the 42-7 victory with fullback Dakota Gordon leading the way.
The Hawai'i Bowl is known for its high scoring (the winning team has scored 40 or more points ten times), thrilling offenses and close games with two overtime contests and five games decided by one touchdown or less. | More |