All five division one Michigan football schools are going bowling this season after successful seasons for the second time in history.
Eastern Michigan football (7-5) is headed to the Lending Tree Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, to face Liberty (7-5) on December 18th.
Western Michigan football (7-5) is headed to the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit, Michigan, to face Nevada (8-4) on December 27th.
Central Michigan football (8-4) is headed to the Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl in Tucson, Arizona, to face Bosie State (7-5) on New Years Day.
Michigan State football (10-2) is headed to the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Georiga, to take on ACC Champion Pittsburgh (11-2) on December 30th.
Michigan football (12-1) is headed to the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida.
The first time all five schools went to a bowl game in the same year was in 2019. With 2020 being a very odd season, you can almost say that it is back-to-back seasons that all five schools are going bowling.
This is very good for football in the state of Michigan and makes recruiting battles that much more fun to follow. With two Big Ten schools and three MAC schools all having a selling point to why high school football players should come to their school, it makes these bowl games a little more important than usual.
Both Michigan and Michigan State are thriving, but for the three MAC schools, Eastern, Western, and Central Michigan, the bowl games are a chance to showcase to recruits the possible destinations they can go by making a bowl game.
It also is a chance for these schools to show what they got on a national stage. Although “MACtion” is viewed by many during the week, bowl season has a different level of viewership.
It should be a fun bowl season for everyone in Michigan, as everyone will have someone to root for.