Tonight's bowl game

December 26, 2006|By Orlando Sentinel

Motor City

Matchup -- Central Michigan (9-4) vs. Middle Tennessee State (7-5)

Where -- Ford Field, Detroit

TIME, TV -- 7:30, ESPN

KEY STATS -- Central Michigan is ranked 19th nationally in pass offense (258.4 yards per game, 27 TDs). Middle Tennessee is 105th nationally in total offense (282.7 ypg).

THE GAME -- Central Michigan is the Mid-American Conference champion; the Chippewas won the title on the same field last month. But they'll be without their main head coach, as Brian Kelly took the coaching job at Cincinnati (Jeff Quinn is the interim coach).

THE LINE -- Central Michigan by 8 1/2

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