Independence Bowl Open Thread

Here, we have The Bowl That No One Wants To Watch, with teams only in the game because the Big XII and SEC didn’t have enough bowl eligible teams to send a 6-6 joke each to Shreveport. Oof.

Game: PetroSun Independence Bowl
Teams: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (7-5) vs. Northern Illinois Huskies (6-6)
Location: Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA
Start Time: 8:15 PM EST
Network and Announcers: Pam Ward and Ray Bentley, ESPN. (Well, maybe we’ll get some hidden gems of errata.)
Favorite: NIU (-1)
S2N’s Pick: La Tech, for the hell of it.