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“This is utilizing an existing license that was held by the San Francisco bowl,” Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said.
The MAC, Mountain West and Conference USA made the waiver request.
After last Saturday’s games, 曾经有 83 bowl eligible teams, not including Hawaii, which finished 6-7.
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Having Hawaii bowl eligible allows the Rainbow Warriors to play in the Hawaii Bowl.
The Mountain West, Hawaii’s conference, holds an agreement with the Hawaii Bowl, which has already invited Memphis from the American Athletic Conference.
Having Hawaii eligible to play in its home game is a cost saver for whichever Mountain West school would have otherwise been selected to fill that slot.