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2021 College Football Bowl Games December 17 – Bahamas and Cure Bowl | Kick off, how to watch


The 2021 NCAA Football FBS Bowl season is here!

Schools that fought hard during the regular season are rewarded with an extra game in many locations across the country, including fun and entertaining vacation spots.

The action begins on Friday with some intriguing clashes, including the reigning MAC champions.

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Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

  • Time: 6 p.m. ET
  • Or: Exploria Stadium (Orlando, Florida)
  • Channel: ESPN2
  • Flux: FuboTV (7 day free trial), Sling, DirecTV Stream

The Huskies enter the 14th bowl game in program history, and first under third-year head coach Thomas Hammock. The Huskies are coming out of their first MAC Championship since 2018 after a strong 8-4 regular season and victory over the Kent State Golden Flashes in the Conference title game. In 2021, NIU went 3-2 in non-conference action, including a win over ACC opponent Georgia Tech.

After garnering national attention during the 2020 season, the Chanticleers enter their second straight FBS bowl game. Last year they fell in the Cure Bowl in the face of the Liberty Flames outbreaks. Coastal had another strong regular season, going 10-2 overall, but a pair of conference losses kept them from a repeat as Sun Belt champions.

It will be the first time that the two schools will meet on the grill.

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Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders v Toledo Rockets

  • Time: 12 p.m. ET
  • Or: Thomas Robinson Stadium (Nassau, Bahamas)
  • Channel: ESPN
  • Flux: FuboTV (7 day free trial), Sling, DirecTV Stream

The Toledo Rockets enter their 19th bowl game in program history, and the first since their first trip to the Bahamas Bowl in 2018. The game saw Toledo fall to Floridal International and was part of a three-year streak. consecutive losses in bowl games for Toledo. . In 2021, the Rockets went 7-5 in the regular season, falling to just one game of a MAC Championship spot.

Mid Tenn State is also arriving at its first bowl game since 2018, and ninth under head coach Rick Stockstill. Dating back to the Motor City Bowl in 2006, the Blue Raiders are 2-6 in bowl games, including a 45-31 loss to the Western Michigan Broncos in the 2015 Bahamas Bowl. This season, the Raiders have gone 6 -6 in total and 4-4 in US Conference action.

It will also be the two schools’ first head-to-head game in football.

For the full 2021 NCAA Bowl schedule, check out ESPN.com