- Associated Press - Friday, December 19, 2014

Bowling Green (7-6) vs. South Alabama (6-6), 9:15 p.m. ET Saturday (ESPN)

Line: South Alabama by 3.

Series Record: First meeting.

WHAT’S AT STAKE

Both teams are vying to finish with a winning record. It’s South Alabama’s first bowl game while Bowling Green is seeking its first postseason win since 2004.

KEY MATCHUP

South Alabama’s offense versus Bowling Green’s defense. South Alabama is producing a modest 22.1 points and 372.8 yards per game. Bowling Green is giving up 33.9 points and 499.6 yards on average. The Jaguars have a new offensive coordinator since coach Joey Jones hired Bryant Vincent from the now-defunct UAB program to replace Robert Matthews, fired after the final regular season game.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Bowling Green: WR Roger Lewis appears poised to become the first freshman in school history to reach 1,000 yards. The All-MAC performer has 956 yards and five touchdowns on 69 catches.

South Alabama: LB Maleki Harris is a second-team All-Sun Belt Conference player who leads the league in fumbles forced (four) and recovered (three). He also has 77 tackles and six passes defended.

FACTS & FIGURES

Both teams are trying to reverse losing streaks, three games for Bowling Green and two for South Alabama. … The Falcons are seeking their third consecutive season with at least eight wins … No team has reached a bowl game as fast as South Alabama, which is in its second year as a full-fledged FBS member after starting the program in 2009. … The Jaguars, who were 6-6 last season, are trying to secure their fifth winning record in six seasons of competition. … Jones was part of another postseason milestone as a player. The former Alabama receiver played in Bear Bryant’s last bowl game in 1982.


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