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Western Michigan Broncos to play in the Cotton Bowl

Posted at 2:52 PM, Dec 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-04 14:52:48-05

(AP) — Western Michigan is going to row its boat to the Cotton Bowl.

Mid-American Conference champion Western Michigan and coach P.J. Fleck — whose "row the boat" battle cry has become a signature phrase for his 13-0 team — will play Wisconsin in the Cotton Bowl. Western Michigan is one of two unbeaten teams left in major college football, with Alabama being the other.

The other New Year's Six matchups go like this: Michigan against Florida State in the Orange Bowl, Penn State against USC in the Rose Bowl and Auburn against Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl.

The Orange Bowl is Dec. 30. The Rose, Cotton and Sugar bowls are all Jan. 2.

Also announced are the kickoff times for the College Football Playoff semifinals on Dec. 31: Alabama plays Washington at 3 p.m. Eastern, and Clemson and Ohio State start at 7 p.m. Eastern.