FRISCO, TX — SMU from the American Athletic Conference, has accepted an invitation to play in the fourth annual Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl.
The bowl game will be played Saturday, Dec. 19, at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas and air on ESPN2.
“We are excited to extend an invitation to SMU to play in the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl,” said Executive Director Sean Johnson. “We are happy to have a local team with a great fan base and look forward to an exciting game next week at Toyota Stadium.”
SMU went 7-3 in a 2020 regular season in which the Mustangs were ranked as high as No. 16 nationally. SMU ranks in the national top 20 in scoring offense (17th, 38.6 ppg), total offense (13th, 494.5 ypg) and passing offense (14th, 318.0 ypg) and are led by quarterback Shane Buechele who is first among all active NCAA FBS players with 11,660 career passing yards.
SMU will make its 18th appearance in a bowl game and its second appearance in the Frisco Bowl after playing in the inaugural game in 2017.
The Mustangs’ opponent will be announced at a later date and will likely be from Conference USA.
Tickets to the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl are not currently on sale to the public. COVID-19 protocols will be in place and any tickets that may be made available will be very limited. Fans interested in game information and tickets should monitor the bowl website at www.thefriscobowl.com for further information to be released in the next few days.
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About Toyota Stadium
Opened in 2005, Toyota Stadium is one of the first soccer-specific stadiums built in the United States. It hosts MLS and international soccer matches, high school and college football games, as well as concerts and other events. The 145-acre Toyota Soccer Center also includes 17 regulation-sized, tournament-grade soccer fields and is also home to the organization’s nationally-renowned youth development system. It is home to MLS’ FC Dallas, the FCS championship game, the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl and the National Soccer Hall of Fame which opened in 2018.
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