UTSA finally gets Frisco Bowl, faces San Diego State

December 6, 2021 GMT
UTSA head coach Jeff Traylor, center, holds the team's conference trophy as he and his team celebrate their win over UAB in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
UTSA head coach Jeff Traylor, center, holds the team's conference trophy as he and his team celebrate their win over UAB in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
UTSA head coach Jeff Traylor, center, holds the team's conference trophy as he and his team celebrate their win over UAB in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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UTSA head coach Jeff Traylor, center, holds the team's conference trophy as he and his team celebrate their win over UAB in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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UTSA head coach Jeff Traylor, center, holds the team's conference trophy as he and his team celebrate their win over UAB in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

No. 24 UTSA (12-1, Conference USA) vs. San Diego State (11-2, Mountain West Conference), Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m. ET

LOCATION: Frisco, Texas

TOP PLAYERS

UTSA: RB Sincere McCormick rushed for 1,479 yards, an average of 113 a game, and 15 touchdowns.

San Diego State: DL Cameron Thomas is second on the team with 68 tackles but has 20 1/2 tackles for loss, including 10 sacks, and 16 quarterback hurries.

NOTABLE

UTSA: The Roadrunners were selected to play in the Frisco Bowl last year but switched to the First Responder Bowl after the Frisco Bowl was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions on SMU. They lost that game to Louisiana-Lafayette 31-24.

San Diego State: The Aztecs lost 46-13 to Utah State in the Mountain West Conference title game. They were without a starting tight end and wide receiver and more than a dozen backups because of what coach Brady Hoke insinuated were COVID-19 related issues.

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LAST TIME

This is the first meeting between the schools.

BOWL HISTORY

UTSA: The Roadrunners are making their second straight bowl appearance, third overall and first in the Frisco Bowl.

San Diego State: The Aztecs are playing in their second Frisco Bowl and 16th bowl game overall. They had a streak of 10 straight until withdrawing from consideration in 2020.

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