Nothing says the Heart of Dallas, Tx. like Zaxby's. That's absolutely not a slam at what is undoubtedly the best chicken-centric fast food chain with Georgia origins*. It's just that the partnership between the bowl and a sponsor seems a little more of a marriage of convince than a bowl-sponsor pairing like the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, which makes more sense with the CFA's suburban ATL origins.
Oh well, with a deal in place to transform Turner Field into a new home football stadium for Georgia State, the odds that it could serve as a site for another Atlanta-based bowl would seem to be high. Come home, Zaxby's, your home base** needs you.
*Sorry, Chick-fil-A. I still love you, but it's the truth.
** Zaxby's started out in Statesboro, and is headquartered in Athens. It might as well do something solidifying its connections with the home of those other two Georgia FBS schools.
Official Bowl Name and Game site
Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl
Cotton Bowl, Dallas.
Date, Time and TV
Dec. 26, 2:20 PM ET, ESPN
Washington (6-6, Pac-12) vs. Southern Miss (9-4, Conference USA)
Big Ten/Big 12 vs C-USA
Wait, Washington is a Pac-12 team?
The B1G and the Big 12 didn't have enough teams to fill out all their bowl obligations.