LITTLE CAESARS PIZZA BOWL
Central Michigan (6-6) vs. Western Kentucky (7-5), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Line: Western Kentucky by 51/2
Series Record: First meeting
WHAT’S AT STAKE
Western Kentucky can win it first bowl game since becoming a top-tier program in college football in 2009. Central Michigan can keep its momentum for next season after winning the final three games of the regular season.
Western Kentucky RB Antonio Andrews against Central Michigan’s defense and special teams. Andrews has run for 1,609 yards and 11 touchdowns this year. The kickoff and punt returner has 2,977 all-purpose yards on the season, just 273 behind the record set by Barry Sanders.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Central Michigan: RB Zurlon Tipton has 1,391 yards rushing and 19 TDs, 258 yards receiving and another score.
Western Kentucky: QB Kawaun Jakes will have to make plays if Central Michigan can contain Andrews.