ASU heading to El Paso to face North Carolina State in Sun Bowl

TEMPE, Ariz. - The 2017-2018 college football bowl game schedule was announced Sunday and it looks like Arizona State University is heading to El Paso at the end of the month. 

The Sun Devils (7-5) will face the North Carolina State Wolfpack (8-4) at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, TX, on Dec. 29. 

This will be ASU's sixth time in El Paso playing in the Sun Bowl, and the sixth bowl appearance in seven years. 

The Dec. 29 game will also be the last game with head coach Todd Graham, who was fired last weekend after six seasons with the Devils.

The bowl announcement comes in the midst of reports saying former NFL coach and ESPN analyst Herm Edwards is expected to replace Graham. 

READ MORE: Herm Edwards expected to coach ASU pending Crow's approval

ASU is 3-1-1 in Sun Bowl appearances, with a tie in 1940 against the Catholic University Cardinals. The last time the Sun Devils played in the El Paso bowl game was in 2014 when they defeated Duke 31-36.

To get tickets to the Sun Bowl through ASU Athletics, click here.

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This season's bowl lineup (all times are ET):

​Dec. 16 — New Orleans Bowl: Troy vs. North Texas, ESPN, 1 p.m.

Dec. 16 — Cure Bowl: Western Kentucky vs. Georgia State, CBSSN, 2:30 p.m.

Dec​. 16 — Las Vegas Bowl: Boise State vs. Oregon, ABC, 3:30 p.m.

​Dec. 16 — New Mexico Bowl: Conference USA vs. Mountain West, ESPN, 4:30 p.m.

Dec. 16 — Camellia Bowl: MAC vs. Sun Belt, ESPN, 8 p.m.

Dec. 19 — Boca Raton Bowl: American vs. Conference USA, ESPN, 7 p.m.

Dec. 20 — Frisco Bowl: American vs. at-large, ESPN, 8 p.m.

Dec. 21 — Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl: American vs. Conference USA, ESPN, 8 p.m.

Dec. 22 — Bahamas Bowl: Alabama-Birmingham vs. Ohio, ESPN, 12:30 p.m.

Dec. 22 — Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Central Michigan vs. Wyoming, ESPN, 4 p.m.

Dec. 23 — Birmingham: American vs. SEC, ESPN, noon

Dec. 23 — Armed Forces: Big Ten vs. Army, ESPN, 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 23 — Dollar General Bowl: MAC vs. Sun Belt, ESPN, 7 p.m.

Dec. 24 — Hawaii Bowl: American vs. Mountain West, ESPN, 8:30 p.m.

Dec. 26 — Heart of Dallas: Big 12 vs. Conference USA, ESPN, 1:30 p.m.

Dec. 26 — Quick Lane Bowl: Big Ten vs. ACC/Notre Dame, ESPN, 5:15 p.m.

Dec. 26— Cactus Bowl: Big 12 vs. Pac-12, ESPN, 9 p.m.

Dec. 27 — Independence Bowl: SEC vs. ACC/Notre Dame, ESPN, 1:30 p.m.

Dec. 27 — Pinstripe Bowl: Iowa vs. Boston College, ESPN, 5:15 p.m.

Dec. 27 — Foster Farms Bowl: Purdue vs. Arizona Fox, 8:30 p.m.

Dec. 27 — Texas Bowl: Big 12 vs. Missouri, ESPN, 9 p.m.

Dec. 28 — Military Bowl: Navy vs. Virginia, ESPN, 1:30 p.m.

Dec. 28 — Camping World Bowl: , ESPN, 5:15 p.m.

Dec. 28 — Alamo Bowl: TCU vs. Stanford, ESPN, 9 p.m.

Dec. 28 — Holiday Bowl: Michigan State vs. Washington State, FS1, 9 p.m.

Dec. 29 — Belk Bowl: Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M, ESPN, 1 p.m.

Dec. 29 — Sun Bowl: North Carolina State vs. Arizona State, CBS, 3 p.m.

Dec. 29 — Music City Bowl: Northwestern vs. Kentucky, ESPN, 4:30 p.m.

Dec. 29— Arizona Bowl: Mountain West vs. Sun Belt, CBSSN, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 29 — Cotton Bowl Classic: Southern California vs. Ohio State, ESPN, 8:30 p.m.

Dec. 30 — TaxSlayer Bowl: Louisville vs. Mississippi State, ESPN, noon

Dec. 30 — Liberty Bowl: Iowa State vs. Memphis, ABC, 12:30 p.m.

Dec. 30 — Fiesta Bowl: Penn State vs. Washington, ESPN, 4 p.m.

Dec. 30 — Orange Bowl: Miami (Fla.) vs. Wisconsin, ESPN, 8 p.m.

Jan. 1 — Outback Bowl: Michigan vs. South Carolina, Tampa, ESPN2, noon

Jan. 1 — Peach Bowl: Auburn vs. Central Florida, 12:30 p.m., ESPN

Jan. 1 — Citrus Bowl: Notre Dame vs. LSU, ABC, 1 p.m.

Jan. 1 — Rose Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Georgia, ESPN, 5 p.m.

Jan. 1 — Sugar Bowl: Clemson vs. Alabama, ESPN, 8:45 p.m.

Jan. 8 — National championship game: Semifinal winners, ESPN, 9 p.m.

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