No one came out to see the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl on Christmas Eve.
Central Michigan was pretty psyched to find out its bowl game would be in the Bahamas, and who can blame them?
What they and opponent Western Kentucky might not have anticipated, however, is how few people would be there to see it.
It's the first bowl game being played outside the United States and Canada since 1937, and it probably didn't help that it's on Christmas Eve. Popeyes' idea of a promotion didn't quite seem to help, either:
The first 4,000 fans at today’s Bahamas Bowl get to try Popeyes new “secret” product. It may or may not contain hints of ghost pepper.— Chad Bishop (@MrChadBishop) December 24, 2014
Western Kentucky wound up winning 49-48, but not before Central Michigan made a crazy, lateral-filled play to pull within a point.
- Molly Geary