Eastern Michigan will take on Old Dominion on Friday afternoon in the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl in Nassau, Bahamas.
For the first time since 1987, the Eastern Michigan football team will play in a bowl game. That was the only postseason game the Eagles have played in Division I until today’s kickoff in the Bahamas Bowl against Old Dominion.
This marks the second-consecutive season the Eagles and Monarchs will meet. While this meeting comes at the end of the season, their 2015 meeting opened the season. Old Dominion got a 38-34 win at Rynearson Stadium on their way to a 5-7 record while the Eagles went on to endure a difficult 1-11 season.
Both teams turned things around for much more successful seasons with the Eagles improving by six wins and the Monarchs adding four more wins to their total. Old Dominion, out of Conference USA, dropped three games this season, all to teams who also qualified for bowl games.
Betting lines and computer ranking simulations make Old Dominion the favorite in today’s game but not to the point that an EMU win would be a monumental upset.
Here’s all the information you’ll need to find today’s bowl game on TV or streaming online.
Eastern Michigan Eagles (7-5) vs. Old Dominion Monarchs (9-3)
Popeyes Bahamas Bowl
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium – Nassau, Bahamas
Game Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
National TV: ESPN
Radio: WEMU 89.1 FM, Eastern Michigan IMG Sports Network
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
Line: Old Dominion by 5
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