Location: Ladd-Peebles Stadium (Mobile, Ala.)
Time: Dec. 18, 5:45 p.m. on ESPN
Teams: Eastern Michigan (7–5) versus Liberty (7–5)
Line: Liberty -9.5
On one hand, you have a team at 7-5.
On the other hand, you have another team at 7-5.
One team: Hey that's not so bad.
The other, it was a sign of a late-season implosion!
Liberty's squad concluded its season with 3 double-digit losses, while Eastern Michigan has been a little hotter than that (winning 3 out of their last 5).
Liberty has made two bowls the last two years and won both. Eastern has gone 0-3 in the last three bowl games it has attended.
Something's gotta give.
Or in this case, lend.
Malik Willis, Liberty star QB, will be the maker and/or breaker of the fate for the Flames. His performances in the last aforementioned 3 games of the season — 6 INTS to 3 TDs — need to get out of his head. We see Liberty winning this one, but I don't know if they've got the oomph to cover 9.5 points.
The Score: Liberty, 28-24.
The Actual Score: Liberty 56, Eastern Michigan 20
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