Thursday, December 26, 2013

Post Christmas Bowl Games on Thursday feature two MAC programs in action

Thursday, December 26th

Little Caesars Bowl:
Bowling Green (10-3) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6) at 5 p.m. on ESPN (HD)
The Pitt Panthers are filling in for the B1G role, since the Big Ten didn't have an eligible team to provide for this year, so it is a MAC vs. ACC match up at Ford Field in Detroit. Preview
  • Bowling Green is 4-6 in bowl games. The Green Falcons lost last year's Military Bowl to San Jose State.
  • Pittsburgh is 12-17 in bowl games. This is the sixth straight bowl game for the Panthers, after playing in three straight Compass Bowls, including back to back bowl losses, with the most recent vs. Ole Miss.
Poinsettia Bowl:
Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Utah State (8-5) at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN (HD)
It will be NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch's swan song for the Huskies, in a battle of MAC and MWC programs at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Preview
  • Northern Illinois is 4-4 in bowl games. The Huskies lost in last year's Orange Bowl to Florida State and are playing in their sixth straight bowl game.
  • Utah State is 2-5 in bowl games. The Aggies are playing in their third straight bowl game, after winning the Idaho Potato Bowl last year over Toledo.

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