Although COVID-19 sidelined Southern Methodist University, leading to the cancellation of the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl, UTSA will still get to appear in a bowl game.
The Roadrunners were supposed to play the Mustangs at Toyota Stadium in Frisco on Dec. 19, marking UTSA’s second bowl game in its 10-year history.
SMU pulled out of the bowl, however, because contact tracing revealed COVID-19 exposure concerns among its football team.
Now, UTSA accepted a bid in the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl, scheduled for Dec. 26 at 3:30 p.m. in Dallas, Texas. UTSA’s opponent has not yet been confirmed.
The Roadrunners last appeared in a bowl game in 2016, when they lost to the New Mexico Lobos 23-20.