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Two bowl games on tap for Christmas Eve

1 year 1 month 1 day ago December 24, 2015 Dec 24, 2015 Thursday, December 24 2015 December 24, 2015 10:10 AM in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

UNDATED - Christmas Eve sports action is limited to a pair of the record 40 bowl games this year.

Things kick off in Nassau, where Middle Tennessee takes on Western Michigan in the Bahamas Bowl.

The matchup between the 7-5 teams features two of the nation's most prolific receiving tandems.

Western Michigan's Corey Davis and Daniel Braverman have more than 1,200 yards receiving each this season, the first time since 2010 that two Football Bowl Subdivision teammates have reached that mark. Middle Tennessee's Richie James and Ed Batties have combined to catch 177 passes for 2,180 yards and 19 touchdowns this year.

Play wraps up in the Hawaii Bowl where 10-3 San Diego State takes on 7-5 Cincinnati.

The Aztecs have won their last nine games and are playing in a bowl game for the fifth straight season. San Diego State has not lost since Sept. 26 at Penn State and owns the third-longest active win streak in FBS.

Cincinnati is making its seventh straight bowl appearance and ninth in 10 years. The Bearcats average 559.4 yards per game, fifth nationally.

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