Pittsburgh and Stanford will battle it out in the 2018 Hyundai Sun Bowl, the Sun Bowl Association announced at a selection party Sunday afternoon.
BREAKING: @Pitt_FB vs. @StanfordFball in the 2018 @HyundaiSunBowl, per @Brett_McMurphy. Another solid matchup setup by the #SunBowl committee with the Panthers just playing for a conference championship and the Cardinal making their second appearance in three years. #KTSM9Sports— Andy Morgan (@AndyMorganTV) December 2, 2018
The Panthers are playing for a conference championship, while the Cardinal makes its second appearance in three years.
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According to a news release, the Hyundai Sun Bowl is in its fifth season of a six-year contract with the ACC and Pac-12 conferences.
.@StanfordFball will matchup against Pittsburgh in the @HyundaiSunBowl on Dec. 31 on @CBS! The Cardinal has made a bowl game in 10 straight seasons for its longest streak in program history! #BackthePac pic.twitter.com/oVZcQzFcx0— Pac-12 Conference (@pac12) December 2, 2018
The game marks the 85th anniversary of the Sun Bowl game. In last year’s contest, NC State defeated Arizona State 52-31.
The 2018 Hyundai Sun Bowl game will take place on Monday, Dec. 31 at 12 p.m. MT. at UTEP’s Sun Bowl Stadium.