Miami, Ohio (6-6, Mid-American) vs UAB (6-6, Conference USA), Dec. 16, 11:30 a.m. ET
LOCATION: Nassau, Bahamas
UAB: RB DeWayne McBride, nation-leading 1,713 yards rushing, 19 touchdowns, both school records.
Miami: QB Aveon Smith, 5-3 as starter, team-high 503 rushing yards, 1,137 passing yards, 15 total touchdowns.
Miami: Became bowl eligible with an 18-17 win over Ball State in the regular-season finale. Leads MAC in scoring defense (22.5 ppg) and run defense (135.8 ypg).
UAB: Played entire season with offensive coordinator Bryant Vincent as interim coach. Former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer has been hired as head coach.
Miami: First time in Bahamas Bowl; 8-5 all-time in bowl games.
UAB: Second appearance in Bahamas Bowl; 2-4 all-time in bowls.
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