PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Temple and Wyoming will kick off the bowl season on December 17 in the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque.
For Temple (8-4), it’s the second bowl game in three years, but that 2009 game — a 30-21 loss to UCLA in the EagleBank Bowl in Washington — was the Owls’ first bowl in 30 years.
The Mid-American Conference East runners-up, were glad to get a call from the New Mexico Bowl because last year, despite having an 8-4 record, Temple stayed home.
The Cowboys (8-4) of the Mountain West Conference make their second postseason trip to Albuquerque in three years. They won the 2009 New Mexico Bowl in double overtime, beating Fresno State 35-28.
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