The Brigham Young Cougars have accepted an invitation to the Poinsettia bowl in San Diego, Calif., according to the school's release. The Cougars became the second team to accept a bid after Navy agreed to participate in the Kraft Fight Hunger bowl on Dec. 29.
The Cougars have won two games in a row to improve to 6-4 on the season and have suffered several close losses this season. BYU fell to then-No. 5 Notre Dame, 17-14, on Oct 20 and to then-No. 24 Boise State, 7-6, on Sept. 20. They will finish the regular season versus San Jose State and New Mexico State.
BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe:
We are excited to receive the formal invitation to play in the 2012 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. BYU has a storied bowl history in San Diego, dating back to the first Holiday Bowl in 1978, and we are looking forward to returning to Qualcomm Stadium. We have a large fan base in Southern California, and San Diego is a great destination for a holiday season bowl game.
This story originally appeared on SBNation.com.