FRISCO, TEXAS – Miami (6-6), representing the Mid-American Conference, and North Texas (6-6), representing the Conference USA, will meet at the Frisco Football Classic Bowl on Thursday, December 23 at 2:30 p.m. CT at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX . The game will air on ESPN.
“We are delighted to announce the Frisco Football Classic Bowl between Miami and North Texas, completed programs of the Mid-American Conference and Conference USA, respectively,” said Sean Johnson, Executive Director of Frisco Football Classic. “We are delighted to welcome the teams and their enthusiastic fan bases to Frisco, TX. “
Miami will play its second bowl game in three years. The RedHawks played in the Lending Tree Bowl in 2019 where they lost to Louisiana 27-17. They are led by second-year linebacker Ivan Pace Jr., who has 116 tackles, including 13 for losses, as well as four sacks.
North Texas will play its fifth bowl game in six years. The Mean Green played in the Myrtle Beach Bowl, where they lost 56-28 to Appalachian State. They have started the 2021 season 1-6, but are on a five-game winning streak as they head to the Frisco Football Classic, including a 45-23 final victory, the United States Conference champion, UTSA, November 27.
The Frisco Football Classic is one of 18 college football bowl games owned and operated by ESPN Events during the 2021 bowl season. Tickets can be purchased by going to https://thefriscobowl.com/tickets/.
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of 35 college sporting events nationwide. The roster includes five early-season college football games, 17 college bowling games, 12 college basketball events and one college softball event, which represents approximately 400 hours of live programming, reaches nearly 64 million viewers. and attracts over 800,000 participants each year. With satellite offices in more than 10 markets across the country, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, while providing unique experiences for teams and fans.