Before we get beyond Christmas to the playoff, there will be plenty of action worth watching, including Fresno State's Marcus McMaryion against Arizona State and a Wisconsin-Miami matchup in which both teams have a lot to prove.
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Happy bowl season! Here are the key players and storylines for every game, including the playoff.
- Picking winners for every bowl game matchup
- Middle Tennessee's James to enter NFL draft
- Middle Tennessee QB Stockstill out vs. Gophers
- U-M adds Army, MTSU, W. Michigan to slate
From Dec. 15 through Jan. 7, the Celebration Bowl through the CFP National Championship, Adam Rittenberg picks his winners for bowl season.
Spencer Brown ran for 156 yards and a touchdown, Nick Vogel put UAB ahead with a field goal with 3:23 remaining, and the Blazers, who reinstated their program last season after a two-year hiatus, beat Middle Tennessee in the Conference USA championship.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Rick Stockstill doesn't get nearly enough credit for the work he does at Middle Tennessee, which crushed UAB 27-3 today. The Blue Raiders won Conference USA's East division and will host UAB next week in the league championship. Stockstill has seven or more wins in each of the past four seasons and has just one losing regular season since 2008.
Brent Stockstill passed for 261 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday and Middle Tennessee beat UAB 27-3 to set up a rematch for the Conference USA championship in Murfreesboro next Saturday.
Mike Edwards had two takeaways leading to Kentucky's first two touchdowns and the No. 20 Wildcats made several fourth-quarter defensive stops for a 34-23 escape of Middle Tennessee on Saturday.
Chaton Mobley set a school freshman record with 198 rushing yards and Middle Tennessee State beat Western Kentucky 29-10 on Friday night.
Reed Blankenship picked off a pass in the end zone, returning it the length of the field for a score to give Middle Tennessee the momentum it needed to scorch Old Dominion 51-17 on Saturday afternoon.
Brent Stockstill hit Ty Lee with two scoring strikes in the second quarter to give Middle Tennessee enough cushion to beat Charlotte 21-13 in Conference USA action on Saturday afternoon.