For the second time in the last three seasons, the WKU football team will face Central Michigan in a bowl game. The Toppers learned Sunday afternoon they’ll be playing in the Bahamas Bowl on Christmas Eve day. Central Michigan beat WKU 24-21 in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl in 2012.
WKU head coach Jeff Brohm says the matchup of 7-5 teams should make for a competitive game.
“This is a great challenge for us, this is a team that beat us in the bowl game a couple years ago, so I know our players that’ve been here are looking forward to showing how far we’ve come since then,” said Brohm. “But it will definitely be a challenge for us. But we’re happy to be play another game. To play it in a setting like this against a good, solid football team is going to be fun for our guys.”
Game time is 11 a.m. CST on December 24th. Because of finals week, the team will wait until Thursday to begin full preparations for the game.
Athletic Director Todd Stewart says WKU didn’t officially know it was in the Bahamas Bowl until Sunday afternoon. But he says the process of making sure everyone on the team had a passport began several weeks ago.
“The conference told us we were one of the teams that was in line to possibly be in the Bahamas Bowl. And you really can’t wait until 10 days out or two weeks out to do all that. So we started a lot of that, and that process is well along,” said Stewart.
Stewart says WKU fans who want to travel to see the game in Nassau will likely have to pay extra to get their passport in time if they don’t already have one.