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.