Bowl week just grew by another game today when the Jeep Division of the Chrysler Corporation teamed up with the Bowl Games of Hawaii to present the inaugural Jeep Oahu Bowl in Honolulu.
The game will be played Christmas night after the completion of the Aloha Bowl, which also is sponsored by Jeep. Both games will be played at Aloha Stadium and will feature two schools from the Pac-10 Conference, one from the Western Athletic Conference and one at-large school.
In the Aloha Bowl, played Christmas day, the fourth-place team from the Pac-10 will play an at-large team. The Oahu Bowl will pit the fifth-place team from the Pac-10 against the runner-up from the WAC, which could have a representative in the Bowl Championship Series.
"It will be a pleasure to welcome the first college football doubleheader in history to Hawaii on Christmas Day," said Hawaii governor Benjamin Cayetano. "The Jeep Aloha Bowl is already a college football tradition, and I'm certain the new Jeep Oahu Bowl will begin a tradition of its own. This is great news for our state."
The Aloha Bowl still will be televised by ABC, while the Oahu Bowl will be broadcast by ESPN. The stadium will feature Oahu signage, while one end zone will read "Aloha" and the other "Oahu."
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