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Quick Lane Bowl Open Chat: Central Michigan closes out the bowl #MACtion

Central looks to put the MAC on a winning track in a bowl season for the first time since 2011 in Detroit.

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Welcome to the final day of #MACtion in the bowl season. (Pour out a drink, folks.)

Friday night was the last time a MAC team played a game, with CMU's blood rival Western Michigan beating Middle Tennessee thanks to a 200+ yard, 4 TD performance from Jamauri Bogan.

That performance places the Mid-American Conference at 3-3, with Akron, Western, and Toledo all claiming trophies.

Central Michigan (7-5, 6-2 MAC) will be playing a de facto home game at Ford Field, where they've played four of their last five bowl games. The Chips had a tough schedule in the non-conference, keeping up with the three Power Five teams on their schedule, including Michigan State and Oklahoma State.

Minnesota (5-7, 2-6 B1G) is one of the five teams bowl eligible courtesy of not enough teams with winning records qualifying. They've gone 1-4 since the retirement of head coach Jerry Kill, but have been competitive in every game, staying within ten points in every game in a tough Big Ten Conference.

The Quick Lane Bowl will start at 5:00 p.m. at the conclusion of the Military Bowl between Navy and Pitt on ESPN2. It can also be viewed on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app, which requires a valid cable subscription.

Our Pick 'Em prognosticators have Minny in a close one, taking it by one vote.

Remember: drink in the spirit of #MACtion, and don't be that guy in the comments section.