Western Michigan will be rowing from Kalamazoo to the Cotton Bowl.
The 12th-ranked Broncos (13-0, No. 15 CFP), the Mid-American Conference champions and the only FBS team other than top-ranked Alabama still undefeated, will play Big Ten runner-up and eighth-ranked Wisconsin (10-3, No. 8 CFP) on Jan. 2 in the Dallas Cowboys' home stadium.
Coach P.J. Fleck said Sunday that it "really is surreal right now. Surreal to know Western Michigan University, a team that I coach, is going to play" in one of the historic New Year's games that he used to watch with his dad when he was growing up.