December 06, 2015

San Diego State (11-2, Mountain West Conference) vs. Cincinnati (7-5, American Athletic Conference), Dec. 24, 8 p.m. EST.

LOCATION: Honolulu


San Diego St.: RB Donnel Pumphrey rushed for 1,464 yards, averaging 5.5 yards per carry. He scored 18 touchdowns.

Cincinnati: QB Gunner Kiel completed 65 percent of his passes for 2,777 yards and 19 touchdowns.


San Diego St.: The Aztecs have won nine in a row, one shy of the school record.

Cincinnati: The Bearcats have had some big struggles on defense, allowing 65 points against USF and 53 to Memphis, but Cincinnati scored 49 in a win over Tulsa and in a rout of UCF.


Cincinnati won 52-23 on Sept. 29, 2007, in the teams' only previous meeting.


San Diego St.: Aztecs are 3-7 in bowl games. They lost to Navy 17-16 in last year's Poinsettia Bowl.

Cincinnati: Bearcats are 8-6 in bowl games, the latest wins over Vanderbilt in the 2011 Liberty Bowl and Duke in the 2012 Belk Bowl.

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