UAB vs. Northern Illinois – Boca Raton Bowl – 7pm – ESPN
Two conference champions squaring off in Louisiana on Tuesday night. Neither team really made any press this year for big wins, and this feels like a matchup for die-hards and degens who like to bet because its on TV more than anything else. Both teams eked out late scores to win in their conference championship games, and both have stout defenses, at least against the level of competition you get in the MAC and C-USA. Originally I liked giving the points since UAB has the better resume, but I get nervous when I am not sure how healthy a starting QB is, and A.J. Erdely could still be minimized with shoulder troubles. Oddsmakers are expecting a low scoring game, and if the Huskies can contain the run, they may just win this game straight up.