Raycom Media Camellia Bowl: Eastern Michigan vs. Georgia Southern fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, December 15th
Game Time: 5:30 ET
Venue: Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL
Eastern Michigan (7-5) vs. Georgia Southern (9-3) Game Preview
Three Reasons Why You Should Watch The Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
– Oh yes, this Georgia Southern offense is really, really fun. It rolled through everyone but Clemson on the way to a 7-1 start, but just when the team appeared to be on its way to something special – including a possible spot in a New Year’s Six bowl game if it could win out as the Sun Belt champion – the defense went bye-bye in two losses to pop the balloon. Even so, the ground game that finished ninth in the nation averaging 261 yards per game
– Eastern Michigan got here by winning five of its last six games, helped in a big way by a light and breezy schedule with games against several of the MAC’s weaker teams. Even so, the defense was a rock against the run late in the season, the secondary was outstanding all year long, and like Georgia Southern, there weren’t a slew of mistakes, turning the ball over just 14 times.
– It might not seem like anything special in terms of a matchup – really, you’re going to care about a MAC vs. Sun Belt game? – but this has been among the most fabulous bowls over its first three seasons of existence. The three games have been decided by a grand total of ten points and with each one by five points or fewer. Seven EMU games this year were decided by eight points or fewer, but almost all the Georgia Southern games were relative blowouts.