BOWL MATCHUP: Fresno State Bulldogs(9-3, 7-1 MWC) vs. SMU Mustangs (6-6, 5-3 CUSA)
WHEN: Monday, December 24, 8:00 PM ET
WHERE: Aloha Stadium, Honlolulu, Hawaii
CONFERENCES: Mountain West (Fresno State), Conference USA (SMU)
2012 SEASON: Fresno State captured a share of the Mountain West title in its first year in the conference, going 9-3 on the season and 7-1 in conference while averaging over 40 points per game. The Bulldogs, led by QB Derek Carr, thrashed Air Force 48-15 to clinch the title share 2 weeks ago in their final game
SMU had an up-and-down year. The Mustangs finished 6-6 and became bowl eligible by knocking off eventually CUSA champ Tulsa, but lost to Tulane and were blown out by Rice along the way.
COACHES: Tim DeRuyter (Fresno State), June Jones (SMU)
WEB STREAMING: WatchESPN
RADIO: ESPN Radio.
SERIES RECORD: Fresno State leads 5-1 all-time, all of them conference matchups.
LAST MEETING: Oct. 30, 2004, Fresno State 42, SMU 0.