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Northern Illinois, Alabama to vie in 2018 Boca Raton Bowl

The Northern Illinois Huskies and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers will play in the Boca Raton Bowl.

ESPN Events announced the matchup Sunday. The game is 7 p.m. Dec. 18 in Florida Atlantic University Stadium. It will be aired live on ESPN.

Northern Illinois finished the season 8-5 after becoming the 2018 MAC Champion, according to ESPN Events. NIU has played in 10 post-season bowl games since 2004, most notably the 2014 inaugural Boca Raton Bowl.

UAB finished the season 10-3 after claiming the team’s first Conference USA championship.

The Cheribundi sponsored Boca Raton Bowl is a National Collegiate Athletic Association sanctioned Division I game. Tickets are on sale at the Cheribundi events page.


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