9:00 P.M. (MST)
At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, El Toro Bowl chairman Dennis Booth announced the Arizona Western College Matadors will face off against the New Mexico Military Institute Broncos in this year’s version of the El Toro Bowl.
The game is slated to take place at Veterans Memorial stadium on December 7th at 1 p.m.
After a year shrouded in controversy, it was a surprise to many that AWC was selected to play in the game.
This comes after the team was forced to forfeit five wins following NJCAA sanctions against the program for an infraction dealing with transfer waivers for a player.
Booth says that while there was never a guarantee the Matadors would be invited to the game, the selection committee determined allowing AWC to play was the best decision for the community.