Bowl Game Shuts Down
There will be one less college football bowl game in 2017-2018.
The San Diego Bowl Game Association announced last Wednesday that its board of directors has voted to shift its focus solely on the group’s running of the Holiday Bowl, meaning that the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl is no more.
The bowl, which was played at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, had recently matched a school from Mountain West Conference against either BYU, or a school from the MAC.
The first Poinsettia Bowl was held in 2005, with Navy defeating Colorado St. 51-30, which BYU beat Wyoming, 24-21, back in December, in the 12th and final edition.
With the Poinsettia Bowl folding, that leaves 39 bowl games on next year's schedule, not including the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, which would mean a 40th postseason game.