Coastal Carolina (10-2, Sun Belt) vs. Northern Illinois (9-4, Mid-American Conference), Dec. 17. 6 p.m. Eastern.
LOCATION: Orlando, Florida.
Coastal Carolina: QB Grayson McCall has completed nearly 73% of his attempts for 2,558 yards with 23 touchdowns and only three interceptions.
Northern Illinois: RB Clint Ratkovich ran for just 448 yards, but scored 12 touchdowns rushing and caught two scoring passes.
Coastal Carolina: The Chanticleers were ranked for 11 consecutive weeks this season and set a Sun Belt Conference record by being ranked for 22 consecutive weeks dating to the 2020 season.
Northern Illinois: The Huskies, the second-youngest team in the Bowl Subdivision, won the MAC championship game over the weekend, 41-23 against Kent State.
Coastal Carolina: The Chanticleers made their first bowl appearance at the 2020 Cure Bowl, losing 37-34 to No. 23 Liberty in overtime for their only loss of the season.
Northern Illinois: The Huskies are 4-9 in 13 prior bowl appearances.
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