Tonight's Game

December 26, 2007

Motor City Bowl

Central Michigan (8-5) vs. Purdue (7-5)

Site -- Detroit

Time, TV -- 7:30, ESPN

Outlook -- This is a rematch of Purdue's 45-22 victory on Sept. 15, in which the Boilermakers had a 38-0 lead. The teams combined for more than 1,000 yards in that game, and this game should produce similar numbers. The teams average a combined 871.2 yards and give up a combined 835.6. Central Michigan is particularly soft on defense, ranking 106th in the nation in total defense and 107th in scoring defense at 35.9 points a game. Purdue enters the game on a three-game losing streak and has lost five of its past seven. The Boilermakers have also lost their past three bowl games.

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