Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl: NIU vs. UAB fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Tuesday, December 18
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Howard Schnellenberger Field at FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL
NIU (8-5) vs. UAB (10-3) Game Preview
Three Reasons Why You Should Watch The Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl
– It’s an amazing story. UAB is coming off a strong Conference USA championship win over Middle Tennessee, culminating an amazing two-season comeback run after the program was shut down for a few years. And now, it not only gets to go bowling for the second year back from the coma, but it gets to play one of the three bowl matchups between conference champions – the Ohio State-Washington Rose Bowl, and the Alabama-Oklahoma Orange Bowl the other two.
– Northern Illinois ended the regular season with a thrilling comeback win to beat Buffalo for the MAC championship, but can the offense be consistently good for a full four quarters? The Huskies have an amazing defense that brings the heat from both sides, and now they have to close out with a bang for the sake of the program that’s had so many bowl game issues, and for a MAC that always needs as much PR help that it can get.
– If you like defense and low-scoring, tight games, this might just be for you. The pass rushing is great from both teams, and neither one has anything special on offense to blow up. It might not always be scintillating, but it should be close.