Western Michigan, Nevada to meet in Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field

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Posted at 8:40 AM, Dec 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-06 08:40:03-05

Western Michigan (7-5, MAC) vs. Nevada (8-4, Mountain West), Dec. 27, 11 a.m. ET

LOCATION: Detroit.


Western Michigan: QB Kaleb Eleby, 3,115 yards and 21 touchdowns passing; five touchdowns rushing; Sean Tyler, 1,004 yards and nine touchdowns rushing.

Nevada: QB Carson Strong, 4,175 yards and 36 touchdowns passing; Romeo Doubs, 80 receptions for 1,109 yards and 11 touchdowns.


Western Michigan: Beat ACC champion Pittsburgh in its third game of the season. Closed its regular season with a 42-21 win over MAC champion Northern Illinois.

Nevada: Strong is the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year for the second year in a row after setting a school record for touchdown passes.


First meeting.


Western Michigan: First appearance in Quick Lane Bowl, 11th bowl appearance overall; 1-9 bowl record.

Nevada: First appearance in Quick Lane Bowl, fourth straight bowl appearance, 19th bowl appearance in school history.