Foster Farms Bowl to be played Dec 26

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) This year's Foster Farms Bowl in the Bay Area will be played on Dec. 26.

Bowl executive director Gary Cavalli announced the date Monday for the game between the fourth selection from the Pac-12 and an upper-echelon Big Ten team. The kickoff time is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. PST, and the game will aired on ESPN.

This marks the second year that the Bay Area's bowl game will be played at the San Francisco 49ers home of Levi's Stadium. The Saturday night game helps eliminate traffic problems that could arise on a workday.

The game was held on the day after Christmas as well in 2009. That contest between Southern California and Boston College was sold out at AT&T Park and drew high television ratings.

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