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2017 Bahamas Bowl: Ohio Bobcats vs. UAB Blazers: How to watch, game time, stream, odds, open thread

A trip to the islands and a chance for a bowl win. Life is good for the Bobcats.

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Bing Crosby dreamed of a White Christmas. But these two green teams won't be fighting in the snow this Christmas season — but rather, on the beach. The Ohio University Bobcats (8-4) and UAB Blazers (8-4) will face off in Nassau, Bahamas on December 22 in the only current bowl game played outside of the United States.

It will be the second of two MAC-vs.-C-USA bowl games this bowl season, after Florida Atlantic claimed the first in the 2017 series. In the three-year history of the Bahamas Bowl, the MAC has won just once, as P.J. Fleck and Western Michigan topped Middle Tennessee in 2015. In the other two instances of the game, directional Michigan schools fell to Conference USA opponents. The 2014 edition was particularly memorable, when Central Michigan roared back from a 49-14 deficit to Western Kentucky and nearly won the game after an insane Hail Mary-lateral sequence on the final play.

But in 2017, we'll see one team that has become accustomed to bowl season under the program's most successful coach in history and one team that isn't a frequenter in bowl season.

Your pertinent information...

Kickoff time: 12:30PM

Television: ESPN

Stream: WatchESPN app, pending cable provider

Weather: Clear, 80°

Line: Ohio -7

Preview: here

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