The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Fight Hunger Bowl has reached an agreement with BYU to play in the game in 2013.

The Cougars will take the place of the WAC, which was supposed to provide the opponent for a Pac-12 team.

With four teams leaving the WAC in the next two years, the San Francisco-based bowl decided to look for a replacement. The Cougars are becoming a football independent next season and are looking to lock in bowl agreements.

If BYU makes it into a BCS game or fails to become bowl eligible in 2013, the Fight Hunger Bowl has an agreement with the WAC for a backup team.

Executive director Gary Cavalli says he has had his eye on BYU since starting this bowl in 2002.