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Bowl preview: Eastern Michigan @ Old Dominion

On December 23, 2016 at 1:06 am EST

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

On Friday afternoon, the Eastern Michigan Eagles faces the Old Dominion Monarchs in the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl. The game will be on ESPN at 1 pm EST.

The Eagles are 7-5, while the Monarchs are 9-3. The game will be played at Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas.

This will be the first neutral site game of the 2016 season for both teams. Eastern Michigan is 4-2 on the road, while Old Dominion is 3-3.

The Eagles are appearing in their second bowl game in school history. They defeated the San José State Spartans in their first bowl game, California Bowl, in 1987.

The Monarchs are appearing in their first bowl game on their third FBS season.

Old Dominion is looking to beat Eastern Michigan for the third time. They are previously 2-0 against the Eagles.

In Sept. 2015, the Monarchs won 38-34. In Sept. 2014, they won 17-3.

Eastern Michigan is on a one-game win streak. They haven’t lost since Nov. 16 when they lost 31-24 to the Northern Illinois Huskies.

Old Dominion is on a five-game win streak. They haven’t lost since Oct. 22 when they lost 59-24 to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

Brogan Roback leads the Eagles attack with 2,394 passing yards. He has 16 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Ian Eriksen has 741 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. Sergio Bailey II has 799 receiving yards and six touchdowns.

David Washington leads the Monarchs attack with 2,648 passing yards. He has 28 touchdowns and four interceptions.

Ray Lawry has 1,122 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. Zach Pascal has 893 receiving yards and eight touchdowns.

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