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There's A Bowl Game On Tonight - Here's ESPN's Prediction

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Bowl season is back tonight. There's one game on the docket, the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl.

Tonight's matchup features MAC champion Northern Illinois against Conference USA winner UAB. The Blazers are in their second-straight bowl game following a two-year period where the school dropped football altogether, so it is no wonder head coach Bill Clark has garnered Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year honors.

Northern Illinois, meanwhile, is playing in its 10th bowl game in the last 11 seasons. The Huskies last played in the Boca Raton Bowl in 2014, when they lost to Marshall.

ESPN has unveiled a prediction for tonight's game. It favors the Blazers.

The FPI gives UAB a 54.3 percent chance of winning tonight.

A score prediction for UAB vs. Northern Illinois.

Kickoff for UAB-Northern Illinois is set for 7 p.m. ET tonight.

ESPN will broadcast the game.