Mobile bowl will pit ACC team against top MAC club

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A team from the Atlantic Coast Conference
will face the top selection from the Mid-American Conference in the
GMAC Bowl in Mobile next year.

The ACC will send its ninth pick to Mobile.

The new agreement was reached after the ACC's contract expired
with the Humanitarian Bowl in Boise, Idaho. The ACC will take the
place of Conference USA, which has sent a team to the GMAC Bowl in
each of the 10 years the game has been in existence.

GMAC Bowl president Jerry Silverstein said Monday if fewer than
nine ACC teams are bowl eligible, the Mobile game can pick an
available bowl-eligible team from any another conference.

The game is scheduled to be played Jan. 6.