ASU to play No. 8 Boise State in MAACO Bowl

Dec 5, 2011, 1:29 AM | Updated: 4:24 am

The Sun Devils are heading to Sin City.

Arizona State football will take on No. 8 Boise State in the MAACO Bowl
in Las Vegas on December 22, ASU announced in a press release Sunday

“The goal at the beginning of the year for any college football team is to
play in a bowl game,” said head coach Dennis Erickson in a press release.
“I am so proud of our players and my coaching staff. We are grateful to
the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas and the city of Las Vegas for giving us this
opportunity. We are honored to be a part of it. We are playing one of the
nation’s top teams in Boise State as well.”

The schools have only met once before, in 1996, when ASU destroyed
the Broncos by a score of 56-7, but a lot has happened over the past 15

The bowl game is ASU’s 25th overall bowl game appearance and first
since the Holiday Bowl in 2007. The Sun Devils currently have a 6-6

The game will be Boise State’s second consecutive appearance in the
MAACO Bowl Las Vegas. The Broncos currently have an 11-1 record.

Tickets are available for $55 each and may be purchased via the Sun
Devils website or the Sun Devils box office at (480) 727-
0000. Season ticket holders will be given preference.


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