Hawai'i Accepts Invitation To Hawai'i Bowl

Nov. 4, 2006

LOGAN, Utah (Ticker) - When bowl season rolls around, Hawaii again will be staying home for the holidays.

After Saturday's 63-10 Western Athletic Conference victory over Utah State, the Warriors accepted an invitation to the Hawaii Bowl on December 24.

Hawaii (7-2), which has won six straight games, became the first school to secure a spot in college football's crowded bowl season. It will be the Warriors' fourth appearance in the game in the last five years.

"We look forward to hosting the team again this year," Hawaii Bowl executive director Jim Donovan said. "We have never extended an invitation this early, and that's a tribute to the success Hawaii football has enjoyed this season." This is the Hawaii Bowl's fifth year. The Warriors lost to Tulane, 36-28, in the inaugural 2002 game before registering a 54-48 triple-overtime victory over Houston in 2003 and a 59-40 win over UAB in 2004.

A year ago, WAC school Nevada edged Central Florida, 49-48, in overtime.

Hawaii's opponent will come from the Pac-10 Conference, which has replaced Conference USA as one of the game's representatives.


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