The Ohio Bobcats are once against playing in a bowl game. On Saturday, Ohio takes on the Appalachian State Mountaineers, who went 10-2 and finished second in the Sun Belt, in the second ever Camellia Bowl.
A win for the Bobcats, who finished second in the MAC East, would cap off a season that once looked over after three street losses with a fourth straight win. A win would also be the school's first bowl win since beating Louisiana-Monroe in the 2012 Independence Bowl.
Quick Game Info
Game Date, Time: Saturday, December 19. Kickoff is at 5:30 p.m.
Location: The Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama.
Television: The game will air live on ESPN.
Radio: You can listen to the game on the IMG Sports Network. For more information, click here.
Odds: Appalachian State is 9.5 point favorite over Ohio with the over/under set at 55 via Oddshark.
Series: These two teams have never played before, as Appalachian State was previously played in what was once Division 1-AA (now the Football Championship Series) before making the jump to FBS in 2014.
Players to Watch
Derrius Vick and JD Sprague (QBs, Ohio) - It's unclear who will start for the Bobcats come Saturday, but both quarterbacks figure to play. Against a very good Mountaineer defense, Ohio will need both to play well.
A.J. Ouellette, (RB, Ohio) - Ouellette has surged the past few weeks after being pushed out of the backfield by senior Daz Patterson and redshirt freshman Papi White. Now the clear starter at tailback, Ouellette could be the key to gaining traction against an Appalachian State defense that allows very few big plays.
Toran Davis (S, Ohio) - Ohio's safety are banged up and Davis is one of two men left standing. The Bobcats need him on the field and playing well as much as any defender not named Quentin Poling.
John Law (LB, Appalachian State) - Law was one of the defenders mentioned by Ohio offensive coordinator Tim Albin as a difference maker. He figures to be in on a number of tackles against Ohio.
Tony Fernandez (Nose tackle, Appalachian State) - Another named mentioned by Albin, Fernandez is going to the anchor of Appalachian State's stout 3-5 alignment. Ohio center Lucas Powell figures to have his hands full Saturday.