Cincinnati's 20th-ranked football team has accepted an invitation ay to play Southern Mississippi in the Papajohns.com Bowl. The game will take place December 22nd in Birmingham, Alabama.
The bowl will complete a breakout season for the Bearcats, who are 9-and-3 and were in contention for the Big East title until a November 17th loss to now-second-ranked West Virginia. Cincinnati finished 4-3 in the conference play with last Saturday's 52-31 victory over Syracuse.
Cincinnati has won the Fort Worth Bowl and the International Bowl in the last two years.