The UTSA Roadrunners will help kick off the college bowl season with an appearance in the Cure Bowl against the Troy University Trojans on Dec. 16 in Orlando, Florida.

With their 48-27 victory over the University of North Texas in the Conference USA championship Friday, the Roadrunners (11-2) moved up to No. 22 in both the Associated Press and American Football Coaches Association poll.

The game, sponsored by Duluth Trading Co., will be the only bowl contest featuring two conference champions. Troy, the Sun Belt Conference champ, is 11-2 and ranked 23rd in the AP poll.

“We’re thrilled about the matchup and the platform to showcase UTSA and the 210 Triangle of Toughness brand on national TV on the opening day of bowl season,” UTSA Head Coach Jeff Traylor said Sunday in a prepared statement.

“It’s been an unbelievable season of overcoming adversity to achieve success and break records, and now there is an opportunity to get one more first for our school — a bowl win.” 

UTSA’s third consecutive bowl appearance will kick off at 2 p.m. at Exploria Stadium, which seats roughly 25,000 and is the home of Orlando’s Major League Soccer team. The game will be televised on ESPN.

“Jeff Traylor has taken our football program to new heights and this matchup on ESPN will be a chance for the rest of the country to see what UTSA is all about,” Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Lisa Campos said in a prepared statement. “Our student-athletes, coaches, staff and everyone involved with the program have made our university and the city of San Antonio proud this season, and this bowl game is a tremendous reward for all of their hard work and dedication.” 

The Roadrunners are 0-3 in bowl games. Last season, UTSA went into the Frisco Bowl with an 11-1 record but lost to San Diego State 38-24.

Tickets for the UTSA section are available here. The Cure Bowl benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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San Antonio Report Staff

This article was assembled by various members of the San Antonio Report staff.