The Big Ten Conference is slated to face off against Conference USA in the 2014 Heart of Dallas Bowl. This will be the fourth appearance in five years by a team from the Big Ten Conference in the game. Conference USA will be making its third overall and second consecutive appearance following North Texas's 36-14 triumph over UNLV in last year's Heart of Dallas Bowl.
The two conferences have had one previous meeting in the Heart of Dallas Bowl coming in January 2012 when Penn State faced off against Houston with the Cougars prevailing by a score of 30-14.
The Future of the Matchup
Below are the slated Heart of Dallas Bowl match ups for the next six seasons
- 2014 Season - Big Ten Conference vs. Conference USA
- 2015 Season - Big 12 Conference vs. Conference USA
- 2016 Season - Big Ten Conference vs. Conference USA
- 2017 Season - Big 12 Conference vs. Big Ten Conference
- 2018 Season - Big Ten Conference vs. Conference USA
- 2019 Season - Big 12 Conference vs. Conference USA