By The Associated Press

BOSTON (CBS/AP) — The University of Virginia and SMU will play each other in the first Wasabi Fenway Bowl at Fenway Park on Wednesday, December 29.

SMU (8-4, American Athletic Conference) vs. Virginia (6-6 ACC), Dec. 29, 11:00 a.m. ET

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SMU: QB Tanner Mordecai threw for 3,628 yards and 39 touchdowns with 12 interceptions.

Virginia: QB Brennan Armstrong threw for 4,449 yards and 31 touchdowns with 10 interceptions.


SMU: The Mustangs head to the first Fenway Bowl with a new coach as former SMU offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee returns after two years as the OC and quarterbacks coach at Miami. He replaces Sonny Dykes, who went to TCU on Tuesday.

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Virginia: Bronco Mendenhall announced Thursday he was stepping down as the Cavaliers’ coach following the bowl game, the fifth straight Virginia has qualified for.


First meeting between the schools.


SMU: Playing in its 19th bowl game.

Virginia: Playing in its 22nd bowl game.

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