Northern Illinois Huskies: Boca Raton Bowl vs. Marshall Thundering Herd
December 23, 6:00 p.m.
MAC champs vs. C-USA champs. The Herd lost one game all year long, and it was by one point to Western Kentucky in overtime. The Huskies are playing their best football right now, as evidenced by how strongly of a season they're having right now.
I think I just peed my pants out of excitement. Worth it.
Bowling Green Falcons: Camellia Bowl vs. South Alabama
December 20, 9:15 p.m.
Losing their past two games, first-year head coach Dino Babers and the Falcons get to have a good matchup against South Alabama. The Jaguars finished with a 6-6 season, 6th in the Sun Belt, while the Falcons were MAC East champs this season But Bowling Green is having some struggles as of late, so this is a favorable matchup for both sides, in a way.
Toledo Rockets: GoDaddy Bowl vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves
January 4, 9 p.m.
Toledo has had a crazy season. Everybody's getting hurt and they still battled all season long with their only conference loss coming to Northern Illinois. With a healthy Logan Woodside and Kareem Hunt, the Rockets should be a tough match for the Red Wolves, who had a 7-5 record for the year. This'll be Toledo's 14th bowl appearance in program history, leading the MAC.
Western Michigan: Idaho Potato Bowl vs. Air Force
December 20, 5:45 p.m.
A lot of us really thought that the Broncos would be headed to the Bahamas or Camellia Bowl for how great of a year that they had. I was looking forward to maybe a Western Michigan vs. UL-Lafayette matchup or something along those lines, but I won't complain about this.
Central Michigan: Bahamas Bowl vs. Western Kentucky
Wow. That's my initial reaction to this. The Chippewas had a very outside shot at winning the MAC West for a hot minute there. Led by Thomas Rawls, the Chippewas have accepted their bid to the Bahamas Bowl, which has to be a thousand times better than the Potato Bowl.