The second and final game of the bowl slate on Thursday is the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. This year, we’re getting a match up between the 8-5 Utah State Aggies of the Mountain West Conference and the 12-1 Northern Illinois Huskies of the Mid-American Conference.
Utah State comes in following a very close loss to the Fresno State Bulldogs in the Mountain West title game. Before that, they were rolling, winning five in a row after a loss to the Boise State Broncos back in early October.
Northern Illinois is coming in to prove a point. After many having them pegged to make a second straight trip to the BCS, Jordan Lynch and company were humbled in the MAC Championship Game by the Bowling Green Falcons, 47-27.
Something will have to give when these two meet up on Thursday night.
Here’s how you can watch all the action unfold live:
Date: Dec. 26
Start Time: 9:30 PM ET
Location: San Diego, CA
Stadium: Qualcomm Stadium
TV Info: ESPN
Live Stream: WatchESPN app
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