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How to watch the Popeye's Bahamas Bowl: Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

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It's time for a rematch in a place that's just a little warmer than Detroit.
It's time for a rematch in a place that's just a little warmer than Detroit.
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Coming into this bowl game, the Central Michigan Chippewas (7-5, 5-3 MAC) and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (7-5, 5-3 C-USA) finished with identical records and identical finishes in the standings, as the Chippewas finished 4th in the MAC West and the Hilltoppers finished 4th in the C-USA East.

However, the teams took totally different paths to get there. WKU needed a four-game winning streak in order to clinch bowl eligibility, includng a shootout of a win vs. then-ranked Marshall, while CMU suffered a tense home loss to rival Western Michigan in the last week of the season, finishing off a strange and emotional season, which saw them beat eventual MAC champions Northern Illinois, lose to disappointing Ball State the next week, and scrape by basement-dwelling Miami some time after.

They are set to face off in the Popeye's Bahama's Bowl. Here's evertthing you need to know about this game:

Where: Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium (max capacity: 15,000) Nassau, BAH

When: December 24th, at noon EST

TV: ESPN. Steve Levy, Mark May, Lou Holtz, and Laura Rutledge are on the call.

Streaming: ESPN3 and WatchESPN app. A valid cable subscription is needed to access these channels.

Radio: ESPN Radio will be carrying the game. John Brickley and Pete Najerian will be on the call.

Odds: Western Kentucky by 4, over/under set at 67, according to OddsSharks. In previous matchup, CMU won despite being a 6.5 point dog.

All-time series: Central Michigan is 1-0 vs. the Hilltoppers, with the only meeting in the 2012 Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl in Detroit.

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