Less than 24 hours after winning a MAC Championship, the Miami RedHawks discovered where they’ll finish their successful season.
Miami (OH) will play the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns in the LendingTree Bowl in Mobile, AL. This is the first-year the bowl has been under LendingTree’s sponsorship after operating under previous names including the Dollar General Bowl and the GoDaddy Bowl.
Miami (8-5) is fresh off its first conference championship since 2010 after defeating Central Michigan 26-21 in Detroit on Saturday. The RedHawks’ Sun Belt opponent, Louisiana (10-3), lost on conference championship Saturday, falling 45-38 to Appalachian State after nearly surmounting a 21-point deficit.
After finishing bowl eligible at 6-6 last season, Chuck Martin’s team was not selected for a bowl. Thus, it will be the RedHawks’ first postseason appearance since 2016, when the team started 0-6 and won their final six games. Miami lost 17-16 to Mississippi State in the St. Petersburg Bowl. The last time the RedHawks won a bowl game was their conference championship season in 2010, when they upended Middle Tennessee in the GoDaddy.com Bowl in Mobile.
The 2019 LendingTree Bowl kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET on January 6, 2020, and it is the penultimate game of the college football season. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.