Georgia Southern (6-6, Sun Belt) vs Buffalo (6-6, Mid-American), Dec. 27, noon EST, ESPN

LOCATION: Montgomery, Alabama

TOP PLAYERS

Georgia Southern: LB Marques Watson-Trent, 105 tackles, 4.5 TFLs, 1 forced fumble.

Buffalo: LB Shaun Dolac, first-team All-MAC, 134 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 12.5 TFLs, 2 forced fumbles, 7 pass breakups.

NOTABLE

Both teams won in their previous Camellia Bowl appearances and became bowl eligible with down-to-the-wire regular-season ending victories. Georgia Southern beat Nebraska 45-42 on Sept. 10 under former USC coach Clay Helton. Buffalo rebounded from an 0-3 start. Georgia Southern QB Kyle Vantrease played for Buffalo from 2017-21 and started in the team’s Camellia Bowl appearance.

LAST TIME

First meeting.

BOWL HISTORY

Georgia Southern: 3-1 in bowls; won Camellia Bowl in 2018.

Buffalo: 2-3 in bowls, won 2020 Camellia Bowl.