2013 LITTLE CAESARS PIZZA BOWL GAME INFO:
Teams: Big 10 vs. Mid-American
2012 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Game Results:
Central Michigan was able to establish the early lead in the first half while Western Kentucky stayed close behind only trailing by three come half time. The Hilltoppers came out of half time and shut the Chippewas out in the third quarter to take their first lead of the game. The fourth quarter was just the opposite as Central Michigan shut out WKU to win the game 24-21.
LITTLE CAESARS PIZZA BOWL GAME INFO:
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Venue: Ford Field
Notable MVPs: Byron Leftwich, Josh Harris, Jason Wright, Dan Orlovsky
Previous Names: Ford Motor City Bowl (1997); Motor City Bowl (1998–2008)
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Games:
The Little Caesars Pizza Bowl is an annual postseason college football bowl game played in Detroit, Michigan. Originally called the Motor City Bowl and jointly sponsored by Ford, GM, and Chrysler, the game features teams from the Mid-American Conference and Big Ten Conference. The Big East is a backup conference tie-in in case the Big Ten doesn't have a bowl-eligible team to field. As of 2009, Little Caesars Pizza took over primary sponsorship of the bowl and recieved naming rights, thus becoming the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.
As the Motor City Bowl, The Little Caesars Pizza Bowl was first played in 1997 at the Pontiac Silverdome. It has since moved to Ford Field in Detroit. The game has showcased the talents of NFL players such as Byron Leftwich and Chad Pennington. It is the first bowl game played in Detroit since the now-defunct Cherry Bowl played in 1984 and 1985, and the only bowl played in the Midwest. The 2006 game was played between Central Michigan and Middle Tennessee in which Dan LeFevour proved to be one of the most promising freshman quarterbacks in the nation.
Ford Field, site of the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, is a 65,000 seat indoor football arena in downtown Detroit, Michigan. The stadium is known for the large amount of natural light let in through the massive skylights in the ceiling. Buy Little Caesars Pizza Bowl tickets and experience college football action in the comforts of this incredible arena!
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