Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
Who: Western Michigan (7-5) vs. Purdue (6-6)
When/where: 4:30, Detroit
TV: ESPN Line: Purdue by 3
Notable: Anytime Western Michigan faces a Big Ten team, it's a chance for the Broncos to prove themselves. They last defeated one when they beat Illinois in 2008. … Purdue is in a bowl for the first time since 2007 after winning two of its last three regular-season games. … Western Michigan WR Jordan White, a third-team All-American, had 127 catches for 1,646 yards and 16 TDs. … Purdue CB Ricardo Allen, who had three interceptions, leads a secondary that will try to contain the Western Michigan passing game.
Who: Louisville (7-5) vs. North Carolina State (7-5)
When/where: 8, Charlotte, N.C.
TV: ESPN. Line: N.C. State by 1
Notable: The Cardinals have won five of their last six and the Wolfpack four of their last five. … Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater doesn't always put up the best numbers, but he knows how to win. He'll face a defense that led the nation with 24 interceptions. Wolfpack CB David Amerson was the nation's leader with 11 and was one of three finalists for the Jim Thorpe Award.