Bowl previews: Little Caesars Bowl, Poinsettia Bowl


Little Caesars Bowl

Who: Pittsburgh (6-6, 3-5 ACC) vs. Bowling Green (10-3, 7-1 MAC)

When/where: 6; Detroit


Line: Bowling Green by 4½

Notable: DT Aaron Donald, who won multiple awards this season, leads a strong Panthers defense. Donald had 10 sacks and led the nation with 2.2 tackles for loss per game. … The Falcons averaged 35.4 points and 472.5 yards. Travis Greene ran for a school-record 1,555 yards.

Poinsettia Bowl

Who: Utah State (8-5, 7-1 MWC) vs. No. 24 Northern Illinois (12-1, 8-0 MAC)

When/where: 9:30; San Diego

TV/radio: ESPN; 620-AM

Line: Utah State by 1

Notable: NIU QB Jordan Lynch needs 119 yards to become the first player to rush for 2,000 and throw for 2,000. He and RB Cameron Stingily (1,081) gave the Huskies their first 1,000-yard rushing tandem. … LBs Jake Doughty and Zach Vigil lead an Aggies defense that allowed two 100-yard rushers all season and intercepted 16 passes.

Times wires

Bowl previews: Little Caesars Bowl, Poinsettia Bowl 12/25/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 8:41pm]

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