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CORAL GABLES (CBSMiami) – For the third consecutive season the Miami Hurricanes are bowl bound.

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On Sunday the Hurricanes announced that they have accepted a bid to play in the 2015 Hyundai Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas against Washington State.

The game will take place at 2 p.m. on December 26th.

This will be the 39th bowl game in school history, with Miami holding a 19-19 overall record in their previous bowl matchups.

“We are thrilled for the opportunity to compete against a talented team in Washington State,” said Interim Head Coach Larry Scott. “To compete in the Sun Bowl is a special opportunity for our student-athletes to gain valuable postseason experience as we continue to move our program forward.”

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This will the first time that Miami has faced Washington State.

The Hurricanes finished their regular season by winning four of their final five games to finish with an 8-4 record.

“The Sun Bowl is one of college football’s longest standing traditions and I am thrilled that the University of Miami will once again be able to be a part of this wonderful tradition,” said UM Athletics Director Blake James. “This is a fantastic opportunity for our student-athletes to face off against a great opponent in Washington State and we look forward to the challenge.”

Miami has not won a bowl game since defeating Nevada in the 2006 MPC Computers Bowl in Boise, Idaho.

Listen to the Miami Hurricanes take on the Washington State Cougars on December 26th at 2:00 p.m. on Sports Radio 560 WQAM, your official radio home for the Canes! 

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