Poinsettia Bowl Schedule
The Poinsettia Bowl has been a Southern California tradition for years, while it has had
tie ins with various different conferences over the years it currently has tie ins with the Mountain West Conference and theArmy
Black Knights if they are bowl eligible. The Poinsettia Bowl is one of the few bowl games played before New Year's Day and
features some of the best teams from two of the best football conferences in the country. It has featured some of the best
college football players of all time, many of whom have gone on to long and successful careers in the NFL. It is held at Qualcomm
Stadium in San Diego, California, a town well known for its love of college football. The Poinsettia Bowl is traditionally
one of the premiere games in the bowl series and any team selected to play in the big affair is always thrilled to be there
and looking to put an exclamation point on the end of what has already been a highly successful year. No team ever wants to
end the season on a losing note so you can always expect nothing but the best competition at the Poinsettia Bowl each December.
Expect the game this year to be an unforgettable experience, not only because of the two high quality teams involved but also
because there will be plenty of celebratory events involved with long running bowl game.
the conferences associated with the Poinsettia Bowl may have changed over the years, one thing has remained constant, the
high level of competition. Currently the Poinsettia Bowl features the second best teams from the Mountain West Conference
and the Army Black Knights if they are above.500 at the end of the season. Texas Christian University and Navy lead the way
with three appearances in the Poinsettia Bowl and TCU possesses an unblemished 3 and 0 record in the event while Navy is 1
and 2. Three teams have played in the Poinsettia Bowl two times: San Diego State, Utah, and Northern Illinois. Of those teams
Utah separates themselves from the pack with a perfect 2 and 0 record at the bowl and are trail only TCU State for the most
wins in the event with three. All of the conferences that have ever been involved in the Poinsettia Bowl are known to have
some of the best college football programs in the country so you can be assured that there will be high quality football being
played at the Qualcomm Stadium in December.
Upon entering the Citrus Bowl, fans are well
aware that they are about to see a college football game unlike any other. The players warming up on the field are visibly
fighting off nerves and trying to get out all of the jitters before the opening kick off. The crowd is full of players' families,
alumni, hordes of journalists and sports writers, locals who are always thrilled to take part in the annual tradition, and
college football fanatics who are hoping to see another historic college football match up. The pageantry of the cheerleaders,
mascots, marching bands, and wild fans are enough to get you out of your seat, and then the game begins. Thunderous, bone
rattling hits, incredible displays of speed and agility, clutch field goals, and game breaking plays fill up the day of world
class college football. By the time the clock winds down your voice is hoarse and your palms are stinging from clapping and
giving high fives and you will already be planning a return trip the following year.
involved in the Poinsettia Bowl are all well aware that they are playing on one of the biggest, if not the biggest, stages
that they have ever been asked to play and are all looking to prove that they are one of the elite college football players
in the country. Some are playing their last collegiate game and in doing so want to be sure to go out on top and know that
they left everything on the field. The most elite athletes are possibly using this as the last game in which to showcase their
abilities in hopes of moving up the NFL draft board. These players are playing for personal pride, the pride of their schools,
and the pride of their conference. There are a lot of bragging rights on the line and this is certainly not lost on the players,
coaches, or fans at Qualcomm Stadium in late December.
The Poinsettia Bowl was resurrected in 2005
by the people behind the Holiday Bowl who decide to begin holding the event annually after it had lain dormant since 1955.
It is sponsored by the San Diego County Credit Union and is officially known as the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia
Bowl, but is typically shortened to just the Poinsettia Bowl.