The Poinsettia Bowl 2015 live stream online and televised matchup featuring Boise State vs. Northern Illinois takes place on Wednesday evening with two of the winningest teams in the past decade going head-to-head. This could very well come down to which of the two teams’ running backs performs best on the ground, although both teams may also try the aerial attack. Injuries affected both squads during their seasons, but now these eight-win teams will get a consolation bowl game in San Diego. The NCAA football live streaming and televised bowl game coverage arrives via ESPN networks.
According to USA Today in a Dec. 23 report, the 8-5 Huskies come into this matchup after falling short of the MAC conference title, losing to Bowling Green, most likely due to their various injuries. NIU is led by quarterback Ryan Graham who has been playing in place of starter Drew Hare. Hare suffered a torn Achilles tendon injury which sidelined him for the season. The Huskies will hope for a big performance from Joel Bouagnon who has 1,269 yards and 18 touchdowns on 275 carries this season.
Boise State enters their 14th consecutive bowl game after a finish of 8-4 on their season. That number of bowl appearances in consecutive years has them tied for second behind such powerhouse schools as LSU, Virginia Tech, Florida State and Georgia. The Broncos are led by quarterback Brett Rypien, but more so by running back Jeremy McNichols. McNichols has compiled 1,244 yards and 18 touchdowns as well, making this a game of two talented running backs. Another aspect to watch will be how Rypien fares when throwing to receivers being covered by NIU’s Shawun Lurry, who leads the nation in interceptions with nine.
Vegas odds makers first opened the line for this game at eight points in favor of the Boise State Broncos. Since then, the point spread has dipped to about a point lower at some books, with ESPN reporting it as eight points still. When going against the spread, NIU is 7-4-2 while Boise State is 5-7-0 on their season. On the moneyline, Boise State is a -280 favorite while Northern Illinois is a +255 underdog tonight. The points total is set at 56 points for the complete game as of this report.
Wednesday’s Poinsettia Bowl 2015 featuring Boise State vs. Northern Illinois has an approximate start time of 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Live television coverage comes via ESPN. To watch the game live streaming online, cable and satellite subscribers can log in to their WatchESPN website or mobile apps for game feeds. Live audio commentary is also available through the Sirius XM channel 80 for subscribers, starting at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time.