FRISCO, TEXAS — San Diego State (11-2), representing the Mountain West Conference, and UTSA (12-1), representing Conference USA, will meet in the 2021 Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 6:30 p.m. CT at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The game will air on ESPN.
“We are excited to have two outstanding teams participate in the 2021 Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl, the SDSU Aztecs and the UTSA Roadrunners” said Sean Johnson, Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl Executive Director. “We are looking forward to hosting this great matchup and to welcoming the teams and their passionate fan bases to Frisco, Texas for an exciting week of bowl events and a fantastic game at Toyota Stadium.”
San Diego State will be playing in its 11th bowl game over the past 12 years. The Aztecs played in the 2018 Frisco Bowl, falling to Ohio University 27-0. San Diego State head coach Brady Hoke was named Mountain West Coach of the Year, while juniors Cameron Thomas (defensive end) and Matt Araiza (punter), a finalist for the Ray Guy Award, were selected as MW Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Year, respectively.
UTSA played in the First Responders Bowl last year where they lost to Louisiana 31-24. The 12-1 and Conference USA champion Roadrunners enter the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl having won 15 of their last 17 games. They are led by sophomore running back Sincere McCormick who has rushed for 1,479 yards and 15 touchdowns. Second-year UTSA head coach Jeff Traylor is a member of the Paul “Bear” Bryant Awards Coach of the Year watch list.
The Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl is one of 18 college football bowl games owned and operated by ESPN Events in 2021. Tickets can be purchased by going to https://thefriscobowl.com/tickets/ .
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of 35 collegiate sporting events nationwide. The roster includes five early-season college football games, 17 college bowl games, 12 college basketball events and a college softball event, which accounts for approximately 400 hours of live programming, reaches nearly 64 million viewers and attracts over 800,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in more than 10 markets across the country, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.