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’Dogs have bowl berth in sight

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It’s also something that isn’t lost on second-year boss Derek Dooley and his team as they go for a fifth home win in as many tries in the 1:30 p.m. meeting.

“One of our goals at the start of the season was to become eligible for a bowl and we can do it by winning Saturday,” Dooley said. “But we can’t do it by just talking about it. We were in this same position last year and got blown out by Nevada (49-10) in the last game of the season.

“Hopefully, we’ve learned how to manage the situation better this time.”

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