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Little Caesars Bowl Shows Why There Are Too Many Bowl Games

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The number of college football bowl games has been out of control for quite a while but a great example of this comes on December 26 with the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl as the 6-6 Central Michigan Chippewas face the 7-5 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. I just don’t see why anyone wants to see a game between two teams that have combined for a 13-11 record this season but people love their college football. It is less than 200 miles from the Central Michigan campus to Detroit for this game so there is a home field advantage of sorts.

It is a battle of two very comparable teams on offense as both teams average near 400 yards per game but the biggest difference comes on defense where the Chippewas give up nearly 200 yards a game which could be their undoing. Central Michigan somehow made this game while giving up four points per game more than they have scored this year while the Hilltoppers at least have scored on average three points more than they have given up. I know one thing and that is this game will be a shootout.

I have wrestled with who wins this game and with the inability of Central Michigan to stop anyone during this season in the Mid-American Conference while Western Kentucky didn’t do much to inspire in the Sun Belt Conference. I do think both teams will finish above 24 points and for some reason, I think Central Michigan wins this game. I’ll take the Chippewas winning 30-28 in front of a crowd that will be mostly their fans. There really isn’t much more to say about this mediocre game.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports or like his Facebook page.