UAB takes Hawaii Bowl invitation

Blazers accept first bowl invitation

Nov. 28, 2004

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama-Birmingham accepted an invitation Sunday to play in the Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl, the team's first trip to a postseason bowl.

The announcement came after Saturday's 26-21 loss to Southern Mississippi.

The UAB Blazers (7-4, 5-3 in Conference USA), will meet an opponent still to be determined.

"This first bowl game for our program is special, not only for our current players, but also for all the other guys from past years who played a part in getting us started," coach and athletic director Watson Brown said in a statement.

The team has played at the Division I-A level since 1996.