HONOLULU (AP) — Boise State will play Oregon State in the Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve at Aloha Stadium.
Boise State went 8-4 this season under coach Chris Petersen, who was hired last week as head coach of Washington. Assistant head coach Bob Gregory, who has been with the Broncos for five seasons, was named interim coach for the bowl game.
"The change has been a little dramatic at times," Gregory said Sunday. "But our kids are great. We've had two really good, positive practices. Our kids are resilient."
The Broncos are making their 12th straight bowl appearance, the seventh longest active streak in the nation. It is the team's second trip to the Hawaii Bowl: In 2007, the Broncos fell 41-38 to East Carolina in Honolulu.
The Beavers went 6-6 but dropped their final five games. There were questions about whether the team would receive a bowl bid, because the Pac-12 had nine bowl-eligible teams with only seven bowl agreements.
"I am thrilled that our football team has an opportunity to play another game at an exciting destination against an outstanding opponent in Boise State," coach Mike Riley said in a statement.
It will be the team's eighth bowl appearance under Riley, who is 5-2 in the postseason.