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'Twas the night of the Dollar General Bowl

As told previously on our Twitter feed

MAC Championship - Akron v Toledo Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images

‘Twas two nights before Christmas

And all through Mobile

Not a creature was stirring

Not even a Mountaineer

The jerseys were hung

In the lockers with care

In hopes that a bowl win

Would soon be there

Toledo fans were all nestled

In their seats with some dread

As visions of the 2016 Camellia Bowl

Danced in their heads

The Rocket fans in blue

And App State fans in black

Had just settled into town

To watch the Sun Belt play the MAC

When out on the field

There rose such a clatter

I sprang from the bleachers

To see what was the matter

When what to my wondering

Eyes should appear

It was the Jason Candle

And some returning players from last year

They were fresh off of winning

The MAC Championship Game

Candle whistled and shouted

And called them by name

“Now, Woodside, now Thompkins,

now Seymour and Jon’Vea,

On Swanson and Danzel

On Weiss, and Diontae!”

“To the top of the MAC,

On our way to the AP poll

Now take down App State

In the Dollar General Bowl!”

He sprung to the sidelines

As the ref blew the whistle

And then they snapped the ball

And Woodside threw a missile

The offense moved down the field

And they went straight to work

First down after first down

It was just like clockwork

But Candle exclaimed

On a warm and stormy Alabama night

“Happy Dollar General Bowl to all

Do you believe that we can win this fight tonight?”

Hustle Belt wishes all a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season!