Arizona State and Florida State go head-to-head in 2019 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The matchup is set for the 2019 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl. Arizona State (7-5) will play Florida State (6-6) on New Year’s Eve at Sun Bowl Stadium. Each year, the Sun Bowl selection committee picks a team from the Pac-12 and ACC.

The Seminoles are making their first appearance in the Sun Bowl since 1966 when they lost to Wyoming. Florida State also played in the Sun Bowl ten years earlier in 1956 against UTEP, a game the Miners won. It is a program that was high-up on the Sun Bowl’s wish list.

“I was at the ACC Championship Game last night and leaving Charlotte this morning, I had a good feeling we were going to be getting Florida State. That was in talking with our other bowl partners and everything went as planned,” said Sun Bowl Executive Director Bernie Olivas.

The Sun Devils are making their second trip in three years to the Sun Bowl, their seventh all-time. With Tempe being in close proximity to El Paso and a strong alumni presence in the area, Arizona State was also a high priority for the committee. There is also storylines that connect both of these programs.

“Florida State just announced their new head coach [Mike Norvell], who was an assistant coach at Arizona State. He was the offensive coordinator at Arizona State a number of years ago when they were here,” said John Folmer, Head Chairman of the Sun Bowl Selection Committee. “Everyone is excited. People in Arizona are excited and all of the alumni in Southern New Mexico and West Texas are excited for this great game.”

Florida State will use Eastwood High School’s practice facilities the week of the game while Arizona State will utilize the SISD Student Activities Complex.

The Sun Bowl is scheduled for Tuesday, December 31 at 12 p.m. MT. It is the second oldest bowl game in the country and remains the only college football Bowl Game played on CBS Sports Network.

Tickets to the game can be purchased on ticketmaster.com, at the Sun Bowl Association Office or by calling (915) 533-4416.

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