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ASU Faces Florida State In Sun Bowl On New Year's Eve Day

By Tom Maxedon
Published: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 5:01pm
Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 11:30am

ASU Sun Devils Football
ASU quarterback Jayden Daniels hands the ball off to running back Eno Benjamin in October 2019.

While many are finalizing their New Year’s Eve festivities, Arizona State University will be in El Paso, Texas Tuesday.

It’s ASU’s third trip to the Tony The Tiger Sun Bowl in just six seasons.

The Sun Devils are looking for their first college football bowl victory since 2014 and they will have a tough opponent in the Florida State University Seminoles, which have a 3 to 1 advantage in bowl matchups against ASU.

With nearly 2,800 passing yards — a school record for a freshman quarterback — ASU's Jayden Daniels will feature prominently on offense. Star running back Eno Benjamin and senior wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk are entering the NFL draft and will not play in the bowl game.

The Sun Devils defense will face a Seminoles offense averaging 269 yards per game.

Kickoff is noon Arizona time.

ASU Football Sun Devil Stadium win over Oregon
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Fans rush the field at Sun Devil Stadium after ASU Football defeated No. 6 Oregon on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to clarify statistics and player availability and to correct spelling of Daniels' name.