Boise State accepts invite to Hawaii Bowl

HONOLULU (AP) - Boise State will play Oregon State in the Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve.

Boise State went 8-4 this season under coach Chris Petersen, who was hired last week as head coach of Washington. Assistant head coach Bob Gregory, who has been with the Broncos for five seasons, was named interim coach for the bowl game.

The Broncos are making their 12th straight bowl appearance, and second in the Hawaii Bowl. In 2007, the Broncos fell to 41-38 to East Carolina in Honolulu.

The Beavers went 6-6 but dropped their final five games. It will be the team's eighth bowl appearance under coach Mike Riley, who is 5-2 in the postseason.

It will be the eighth overall meeting between the two teams. Oregon State leads the series 4-3.

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