GAME TIME: Arizona Bowl match-up announced

Nevada appeared in the 1st Arizona Bowl game, beating Colorado State in 2015

Arizona Bowl reveals 4th year participants

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Organizers of the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl announced Sunday the match-up that’s slated for December 29 in Tucson.

Last week, Arkansas State was named one of two teams to play that Saturday in the Old Pueblo. The Red Wolves, representing the Sun Belt Conference, finished the regular season with a 8-4 record.

Sunday at a press conference, organizers shared the second team to take the field in a few weeks. The Nevada Wolf Pack, from the Mountain West Conference, will return to Tucson with a 7-5 regular season record.

They had won four straight games before losing their finale in an upset to rival UNLV.

The Wolf Pack beat Colorado State 28-23 in the inaugural Tucson event in 2015.

Arkansas State enters the contest riding a four-game winning streak.

The Red Wolves finished tied for first in Sun Belt west division with Louisiana but the Ragin’ Cajuns beat ASU 47-43 to claim the conference’s title game berth.

Kick-off is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, December 29 at Arizona Stadium.

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