Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
`SC Game to Determine UA's Bowl Destination
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: December 01, 2009
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Dec. 1, 2009

2009 Arizona Football Bowl Game Ticket Information

, Ariz. - The Arizona football team is heading to a second-consecutive bowl game, but this weekend's showdown at No. 20 Southern California will help determine where the Wildcats are headed.

Arizona (7-4, 5-3 Pac-10) is currently tied for fourth place in the Pac-10 with the Trojans and California. Depending on UA's result in Los Angeles this Saturday and the outcomes of the Oregon-Oregon State and Washington-California games this week, the Wildcats could be selected to participate in any of the Pac-10's bowl games designated for the second through sixth-place teams.

The bowl picture will begin to sort itself out on Thursday when the Ducks and Beavers battle in Eugene, Ore. The winner will earn the Conference's automatic berth in the Rose Bowl. An Oregon win will drop the Beavers into a second place tie with Stanford, the winner of the UA-USC game, and possibly California.

The Holiday Bowl (Dec. 30, San Diego) will have the first pick of the second place teams, followed by the Sun Bowl (Dec. 31, El Paso). Thereafter, the Las Vegas Bowl (Dec. 22, Las Vegas) and the Emerald Bowl (Dec. 26, San Francisco) will choose the fourth and fifth bowl teams. The Poinsettia Bowl (Dec. 23, San Diego) will choose the sixth-place team.

Wildcat fans who are football season ticket holders or Wildcat Club members can now request tickets to UA's bowl game in an exclusive early request period through the school's online ticketing system. This exclusive request window will be available through early next week and will end at Noon (MST) on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

UA football season ticket holders and Wildcat Club members will receive an informational flyer in the mail early next week as a reminder to request tickets and to provide additional bowl game ticket information. The flyer can also be viewed here.

General public orders begin online at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Phone and in-person orders are available through the McKale Ticket Office beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9. Season ticket holders and Wildcat Club members can continue purchasing tickets in the time period. All ticket orders received by Noon on Friday, Dec. 11 will be filled in accordance with the Priority Point System.

Bon Voyage Travel will have packages available for all bowl games. If you choose to travel as a group, please call (520) 797-2287 to make reservations.

Anyone who has questions regarding bowl game tickets can contact the McKale Ticket Office by calling (520) 621-2287.

UA Football Note: Arizona will compete for its eighth victory in a regular season for the first time since the Dick Tomey 1998 club took on No. 12 Oregon in Tucson and won on Oct. 31, 1998, in its 12-1 hallmark season. Prior to that, the Tomey 1994 club beat ASU in the season finale for an 8-3 regular-season mark. His 1993 Desert Swarm club was 7-0 and lost to No. 15 UCLA but beat Oregon a week later for number eight in its 10-2 year. The Larry Smith 1986 club was 8-3 and later won the Aloha Bowl to finish 9-3. Smith's '85 Arizona squad was 8-3 and tied Georgia in the Sun Bowl. Jim Young's 1974 and 1975 teams finished 9-2 in seasons pre-dating the proliferation of bowl games, as did his 8-3 1973 club. Hall of Famer Darrell Mudra's 1968 UA squad was 8-2 in the regular season and dropped a Sun Bowl game to Auburn. Jim LaRue's 1961 team finished 8-1-1 and did not make a bowl. The 1937 UA squad led by Tex Oliver was 8-2. Thereby, the USC game this week puts Arizona in an historically significant situation as far as regular-season opportunity -- a chance for the program's 12th eight-win regular season.


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