Central Michigan vs. Western Kentucky,
12/26/2012 19:30 EDT,
Score: 24 - 21
Point Spread: +6½/-110 Central Michigan
Western Kentucky makes its bowl debut against a Central Michigan team playing in its fourth Little Caesars Bowl in seven years, losing each of the past two by a field goal. The Chippewas are riding a three-game win streak (SU and ATS) thanks mostly to RB Zurlon Tipton who has six straight 100-yard games with 13 TD during this streak. Central Michigan is very excited to be here and has the fans and momentum on their side.
My insiders are reporting that the Chippewas are well-focused forthis trip east from Mount Pleasant to Detroit. The underdog Chippewas, after a couple of years of rebuilding, are maturing into a veteran, balanced force, led by sr. QB Ryan Radcliff and Jr. RB Zurlon Tipton, a Detroit native so he'll want to impress the home fans here.
Meanwhile, Western Kentucky struggled down the stretch (1-3 SU last 4), and saw their Head Coach leave for South Florida. The Hilltoppers covered only 1 of their last 5 as a favorite. This is Western’s first bowl game at the FBS level and usually 1st year teams/coaches struggle in their 1st bowl appearance. Look for a FG type of finish here.