Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Old Dominion Monarchs Live Stream
Teams: Michigan vs Dominion
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Date: Dec. 23, Friday
Location: Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium
Eastern Michigan in a long, grueling rebuild so it was fitting that the degree of difficulty in the bowl-clinching victory. There’s no shame in coming up short against a team that stormed through the regular season without a loss. The Eagles haven’t been to a bowl game since 1987, so they will no doubt be looking to make a splash in their postseason return.
The Broncos eventually pulled away to win comfortably, but that memory will surely stick with Eastern Michigan. Everything flows through Roback for the Eagles, and the junior quarterback has done a steady job helping lead the program during the remarkable turnaround season.
ODU was not eligible for the FCS playoffs, and from 2013-14, the Monarchs were not eligible for a bowl because of NCAA transitioning rules. In a showdown with major Conference USA East Division implications, the Monarchs were blown out at Western Kentucky 59-24.
Old Dominion offense and is one of four FBS quarterbacks to have thrown for 25 touchdown passes and four or fewer interceptions. The motivation should be tremendous for a program that has never been to a bowl.