What does second place get? CMU takes on Middle Tenn. St.

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Motor City Bowl – 7:30 p.m. ESPN

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

You’re a Chippewa (Central Michigan) fan.


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You’re team won their first conference championship in 12 years.

You’re thrilled to go bowling.

Then it turns out you don’t get a crack at Florida State, Alabama, Iowa, no, Central Michigan gets to prove themselves and finish a great season against, Middle Tennessee State.

Wow, a MAC school would be disappointed with that scheduling in September.

CMU head coach Brian Kelly left to take Cincinnati’s job, assistant Jeff Quinn takes over as interim coach for this game.

For CMU, redshirt freshman QB Dan LeFevour threw for more than 3,500 yards and a 25-10 TD-INT ratio, including three TDs in the MAC title game.

True freshman Bryan Anderson (67 rec., 816 yds., 5 TDs) is their best receiver.

MTSU is making their first bowl appearance since moving to Division 1-A.

MTSU’s schedule included Maryland, Louisville, Oklahoma and South Carolina.

Line – CMU by 9.5

My pick – CMU, 28-13