Arizona Wildcats football: UA to play in AdvoCare V100 Bowl

2013-12-08T15:11:00Z 2013-12-20T20:08:27Z Arizona Wildcats football: UA to play in AdvoCare V100 BowlDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The Arizona Wildcats are heading to Shreveport, La., for the AdvoCare V100 Bowl.

The UA will matchup with Boston College on Dec. 31. The game will be televised on ESPN at 10:30 a.m., Tucson time. UA coach Rich Rodriguez and select players will meet with reporters tonight after the the team's banquet to discuss the matchup. 

The game will pit the UA's Ka'Deem Carey up against Boston College running back Andre Williams. The Boston College senior leads the nation in rushing yards (2,102) and rushing yards per game (175.2). Carey is second in rushing yards per game at 156.

Both Carey and Williams are finalists for the Doak Walker Award and will meet later this week in Orlando for the formal announcement. 

The Wildcats will meet a team from the ACC in the bowl, which is the first time the UA has played a team from that conference since a 20-19 win over Georgia Tech at Arizona Stadium in 1995.

The UA has never played Boston College. 

It will be the farthest east the Wildcats have ever traveled for a bowl game and the latest they've played in a postseason game since the 1993 season. That season, Arizona beat Miami 29-0 in the Fiesta Bowl, which was played on Jan. 1, 1994. 

The AdvoCare Bowl is formerly known as the Independence Bowl and was first played in 1976. It's the 11th oldest bowl game. Shreveport is the smallest market currently hosting a postseason game. 

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Daniel Berk began covering UA football in 2013 after spending two-plus years as the Star's high school sports coordinator. Previously, he served as the sports editor and NAU beat writer for the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff for three years.

A University of Kansas graduate and St. Louis native, Berk is still getting used to 350 days of sunshine, the relentless "dry heat" of the summer and the fact that Tucson doesn't have a real hockey rink.

Contact Daniel at dberk@azstarnet.com or by calling 573-4330. Follow him on Twitter @DSBerk.

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