December 04, 2016

Tulsa (9-3, American Athletic) vs Central Michigan (6-6, MAC), Dec. 19, 2:30 p.m. EST

LOCATION: Miami.

TOP PLAYERS

Tulsa: The Golden Hurricane had the top two rushers in the conference, James Flanders (1,529 yards) and D'Angelo Brewer (1,330 yards). Keevan Lucas has 1,108 yards receiving, and Josh Atkinson has 927.

Central Michigan: QB Cooper Rush has thrown for 3,299 yards with 23 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

NOTABLE

Tulsa: If Atkinson reaches the 1,000-yard plateau, Tulsa would become the first team in FBS football history with a 3,000-yard passer, two 1,000-yard rushers and two 1,000-yard receivers.

Central Michigan: The Chippewas pulled off one of the year's biggest upsets with a 30-27 victory in September against Oklahoma State, which finished 9-3.

LAST TIME

Central Michigan 41, Tulsa 18. (Oct. 17, 1987)

BOWL HISTORY

Tulsa: The Golden Hurricane will make their 21st bowl appearance. They lost to Virginia Tech in the Independence Bowl last year.

Central Michigan: The Chippewas will make their 10th bowl appearance, their third in a row and their eighth since 2006.

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