MAC team will take the spot of a Pac-10 team on Dec. 30th.

Nov. 23, 2004


SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The Mid-American Conference agreed Tuesday to send a team to the Silicon Valley Football Classic bowl game on Dec. 30.

The MAC team will take the spot contractually reserved for the Pac-10's seventh-place team to face a Western Athletic Conference team. The Pac-10 won't have enough bowl-eligible teams to fill its spot.

Fresno State has represented the WAC in all four of the previous Silicon Valley bowl games, and the Bulldogs could return this season. Miami of Ohio, Akron, Bowling Green, Marshall, Northern Illinois and Toledo are the current bowl-eligible MAC teams.