When: December, 20th, 11 AM
Where: Washington D.C.; ESPN
Who: The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (7-5) vs. the Navy Midshipmen (8-4)
Forget what I said about the New Mexico Bowl being the first bowl game of the season. This one's even earlier!
It doesn't happen often, but this game's a rematch of a regular season bout that saw Navy best the Deacs 24-17. So what these teams may lack in sexiness, they make up for in familiarity. Players to watch are Anquan Boldin's kid brother, D.J., who led Wake Forest and the ACC with 77 receptions, and Navy quarterback Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada, mostly because he's got a name that announcers love to pronounce so they can pat themselves on the back for doing their job semi-satisfactorily.