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2013 Las Vegas Bowl: Fresno State accepts invite

After winning the Mountain West title game, Fresno State accepted the Las Vegas Bowl invite.

After winning the Mountain West title game on Saturday night over Utah State, Fresno State has accepted an invite to play in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. This should not come as a shock to anyone because it was being reported that Fresno State was heading to this bowl game regardless if they won the Mountain West or not.

The invitation was offered and accepted right after the game via bowl director Dan Hanneke:

"We congratulate Coach DeRuyter and his players on earning the inaugural conference championship," Hanneke said. "Fresno State won its way into our bowl game and our Executive Committee couldn't be happier about it. We can't wait for the Red Wave to hit the World Famous Las Vegas Strip in just two short weeks."

Fresno State's opponent has not been named yet, but it will be Pac-12 No. 5 and according to the latest bowl projections from SB Nation have the Bulldogs taking on the USC Trojans.

The Las Vegas Bowl takes place on the first Saturday of college football bowl games on Dec. 21, and be televised on ABC with a 3:30 p.m. ET kick off.