It's the first ever Popeyes Bahamas Bowl, as the Central Michigan Chippewas take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in a rematch of the 2012 Pizza Bowl, albeit a much warmer and likely higher scoring rematch.
Western Kentucky, led by first year coach Jeff Brohm and quarterback Brandon Doughty, enter the game with a 7-5 record. The Tops are a scoring machine, averaging 44 points per game. The Chippewas enter with an identical record, and are led by coach Dan Enos and quarterback Cooper Rush. Enos will look to become the first coach in CMU history to win two bowl games.
The game kicks off at noon EDT and will be on ESPN. The broadcasting crew for the game consists of Steve Levy, Mark May, Lou Holtz, and Laura Rutledge. Having just typed out that list, it seems like a good time to remind everyone that most televisions and remotes have mute buttons, unless you want to witness the comedy of Mark May and Lou Holtz trying to call a MAC football game. More likely, expect a lot of discussion of the upcoming playoff, with a passing comment thrown in from time to time about the game on the field.
So take a seat, enjoy the game, and see which team can outscore the other. It's #MACtion time.