The Central Michigan Chippewas versus the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers may not be the sexiest matchup of the college bowl season, but it's one that could get interesting given the right circumstances.
For one, the two teams meet Dec. 26 in the 2012 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit, home of the NFL's Detroit Lions. If that environment doesn't get teams up to play, not much else will.
It doesn't work so well for the Lions, but it may get the college kids pumped with enthusiasm. That's the idea, anyway.
The Chips (6-6, 4-4) finished fourth in the MId-American Conference's West Division, while the Hilltoppers (7-5, 4-4) took fourth in the Sun Belt.
Central Michigan has played in the Pizza Bowl thrice, but this year is the first for postseason action for Western Kentucky since joining college football's top tier in 2009.