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More than trip to beach for Monarchs

Adam Rittenberg likes Old Dominion's balanced offense to defeat an Eastern Michigan team that overachieved given its volume of injuries. Bowl predictions

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Will Mississippi State hold off upstart?

State is bowling at 5-7, and Miami (Ohio) was first team to go from 0-6 to 6-6. Who wins in the St. Petersburg Bowl? ESPN's Adam Rittenberg weighs in on every bowl game. Bowl Predictions

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Can Western Michigan make it close against Wisconsin? (2:00)
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Can Fitzgerald lead the Bulldogs to a bowl win? (2:48)
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Badgers favored in Cotton Bowl Classic

No. 8 Wisconsin meets No. 15 Western Michigan on Jan. 2 at 1 p.m. ET. ESPN's FPI doesn't like the Broncos' chances, but they are 2-0 against Big Ten foes. Full bowl schedule

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P.J. Fleck honored to be in Cotton Bowl (1:56)

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Western Michigan gets its trip to the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic. The Broncos were ranked 15th in this week's poll and will try to keep the Group of Five undefeated(Boise State in 2014, Houston 2015) in the NY6 bowls in playoff era.

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Who plays in Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl? (2:25)
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Alabama finishes regular season as wire-to-wire AP No. 1 (1:03)
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Final New Year's Six bowl projections

Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy agree on the matchups for the Cotton, Rose and Sugar Bowls, but they disagree on the Orange Bowl matchup. Bowl projections

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Top five plays of the college football season (2:07)

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Favorites won 6 of the 8 major conference title games, but the ViewFromVegas is underdogs were 5-3 ATS. Temple (AAC) and Penn State (Big 10) pulled the outright upsets while Ohio (MAC), Wyoming (Mountain West) and Virginia Tech (ACC) also covered in losses.

Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer 

With Temple's 34-10 win over Navy in the AAC title game, undefeated Western Michigan should be the committee's clear choice as the highest-ranked Group of 5 conference champion, locking up a spot in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic. There shouldn't be any need for the committee to delay its G5 selection until after the Army-Navy game now, but we have to wait until Sunday to confirm that is their final verdict.

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Remember when we thought we had this CFB season figured out? (3:16)
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Fleck adamant Western Michigan is going to Cotton Bowl (0:39)
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Fleck crowd-surfs after Western Michigan's win (0:15)
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Western Michigan holds on to win MAC title (2:15)

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

P.J. Fleck says he won't be watching the AAC title game tomorrow to figure out if his team is headed to the Cotton Bowl. He'll be wearing a "cotton shirt, cotton socks, cotton earmuffs."

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Western Michigan LB Robert Spillane sealed the Broncos' win with an interception. He says he won't be letting go of that ball anytime soon.

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Has Western Michigan done enough to make Cotton Bowl? (1:15)
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Breaking down Western Michigan's 29-23 win over Ohio in the MAC Championship Game (2:36)