Western Kentucky (8-5, Conference USA) vs South Alabama (10-2, Sun Belt), Dec. 21, 9 p.m. ET
LOCATION: New Orleans
Western Kentucky: QB Austin Reed has thrown for 4,249 yards, second nationally, and 36 touchdowns while completing 64.5 percent of his passes.
South Alabama: RB La’Damian Webb has rushed for 1,014 yards and 13 touchdowns in 11 games and ranks second in the conference with 92.3 yards per game.
Western Kentucky: Before playing in nine bowl games in the last 11 seasons, including this year, the Hilltoppers had not played in a bowl since 1975.
South Alabama: The Jaguars' only conference loss was by 10-6 to eventual league champion Troy.
South Alabama won 31-24 in 2013.
Western Kentucky: The Hilltoppers will be competing in a bowl for the fourth straight season and 13th time overall.
South Alabama: This is the Jaguars’ first bowl game since 2016 and third overall.
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