Pac 12

Sun Bowl back on for WSU with new opponent

The Washington State Cougars announced Monday they have secured a new opponent for the Sun Bowl after the Miami Hurricanes dropped out on Sunday due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Cougars will now face Central Michigan after their opponent for the Arizona Bowl, Boise State, dropped out due to COVID-19 issues.

A statement released Monday from WSU Director of Athletics Pat Chun read: “We are grateful for the diligent work of the Sun Bowl Association, the PAC-12 Conference, the Mid-American Conference and Central Michigan University to ensure the 2021 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl will be played. A special thank you to CMU’s Director of Athletics Amy Folan and head coach Jim McElwain for prioritizing the bowl experience for both teams, especially the seniors who will be playing their final college football game.”

The Arizona Bowl was canceled.