For the first time since 2004, Arizona State is headed to El Paso, Texas, for bowl season. Sunday afternoon, the Sun Devils were selected to play in the 2014 Hyundai Sun Bowl against the Duke Blue Devils from the Atlantic Coast Conference. The game will be played on Dec. 27, 2014 and it will be televised by CBS and kickoff at 12 p.m. MT at Sun Bowl Stadium
ESPN's Brett McMurphy was the first to report the matchup.
Duke will play Arizona State in Sun, source told @ESPN— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) December 7, 2014
The Sun Devils have been to the Sun Bowl four times in program history, the last coming in 2004 when Sam Keller and Rudy Burgess led Arizona State to a 27-23 victory over Kyle Orton's Purdue Boilermakers.
The team also won the 1997 Sun Bowl over Iowa. Arizona State's first two bowl appearances in school hisotry came in 1940 and 1941 and were both in the Sun Bowl.
The Duke Blue Devils were the frontrunners in the ACC Coastal division after starting the season 8-1, including victories over eventual ACC Coastal Champion Georgia Tech, Virginia and Pittsburgh.
However, the Blue Devils lost back-to-back games to Virginia Tech and North Carolina before ending their season with a 41-21 victory over Wake Forrest.
Duke is led by senior quarterback Anthony Boone, who threw for 2,507 yards, 17 touchdowns and seven touchdowns. Senior receiver Jamison Crowder has 942 receiving yards and the Duke defense ranks 20th in the nation in points against.