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By Editor and Publisher Jeff Brown.
Our Eastern Michigan Eagles will be participating in the fifth annual Raycom Media Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama playing against Georgia Southern on Saturday December 15! EMU finished the regular season with a record of 7-5 out of the Mid American Conference, while Georgia Southern finished 9-3 out of the Sun Belt Conference. Oh, and guess what? Both teams are Eagles. Well, thats alright. Adds a little extra flavor to the game!
The Camellia Bowl will mark Eastern's second bowl in two years, while Georgia Southern will be appearing in the teams second bowl game in team history.
The game will be coming to you from beautiful Crampton Bowl way down south in Montgomery, Alabama. Have I ever been to historic Crampton Bowl? Nope, but the pictures sure look pretty
and will provide a beautiful back drop to to an EMU bowl game victory.
The game will be aired on ESPN with kick off set for 4:30. Also, catch the game on WEMU (89.1 WEMU-FM) with broadcasters Matt Shepard and Rob Rubick. They do an awesome job!
Eastern Michigan's defense has been stellar all season and have one of the top defenses in the nation, allowing only 22.0 points per game. Did you know that Eastern's defense is ranked in the top four nationally for defense in the redzone? Yep! Further, EMU has held opponents to 160.0 yard passing per game, which is fifth fewest in the nation. Stingy defense!
Eastern Michigan quarterback Tyler Wiegers has had an excellent season completing 64.8 of his passes which is 26th in the country.