ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) Central Michigan will play San Diego State in the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque on Dec. 21.
Chippewas first-year coach Jim McElwain led the biggest turnaround in the nation. Central Michigan went from one win in 2018 to eight in 2019 along with its first outright Mid-American Conference West title since 2009. The Aztecs are in a bowl for the 10th straight year.
They are among only 13 FBS teams to go to a bowl so many years in a row and one of only two programs in a Group of Five conference to do it.