Utah State will take on #23 Northern Illinois at the 9th Annual San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. This nationally recognized California event features all the pomp and circumstance of a major college post-season football game and will air nationally on ESPN.
Last year's 2012 Poinsettia Bowl resulted in a 23-6 BYU victory over San Diego State. The MW boasts a 7-1 win record during the games' eight years in existence. Going forward, the MW will continue as the anchor conference for future Poinsettia Bowl games each year through 2019. MW opponents during the term shall include Navy, Army, BYU and teams from the Mid-American Conference.