Quick Lane Bowl: What Time, TV Channel & Preview

It is a light day of bowl games on December 28 with just two going on but the Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit produces a very interesting matchup that fans in the Midwest especially may get into. The 7-5 Central Michigan Chippewas face the 5-7 Minnesota Golden Gophers in this battle between the MAC and the Big Ten. The records aren’t something to look too hard at especially for a Minnesota team that shouldn’t even be in the postseason with their losing record.
Central Michigan won their final two games of the regular season including a 35-28 win over Eastern Michigan to end the regular season. Cooper Rush threw for 3,703 yards, 25 touchdowns and ten interceptions during the regular season and had a favorite target in Jesse Kroll. Kroll had 59 catches for 856 yards and four touchdowns in the pass game. The run game wasn’t a favorite for the Chippewas as Martez Walker led the team in rushing with just 373 yards. It’s a short trip for the fans of Central Michigan to Detroit and they will be out in force for their team in this one.

Minnesota struggled all season long and lost 31-21 to Wisconsin to end their regular season. Mitch Leidner passed for 2,478 yards, 13 touchdowns and ten interceptions this year and seemed to develop a connection with KJ Maye in the process. Maye had 65 catches for 706 yards and four touchdowns. Shannon Brooks finished the regular season with 644 rushing yards and seven touchdowns to lead the team. The Gophers are averaging 22.6 points a game but are giving up 26.1 points. That’s not a good formula especially against a tough defensive team in Central Michigan.

What time is the Quick Lane Bowl?

The Quick Lane Bowl will begin at 5 p.m. Eastern.

What date and channel will the Quick Lane Bowl be on?

The Quick Lane Bowl will be played on Monday, December 28 and can be seen on ESPN2.

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