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Sunday, December 4, 2011
Purdue to play in Little Caesars Bowl

By Brian Bennett

Purdue's first bowl game since 2007 will be in a familiar locale.

The Boilermakers will play Western Michigan in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl in Detroit. That's the same site where the Boilers beat Central Michigan in a 51-48 shootout in what was then known as the Motor City Bowl.

Western Michigan, which has the No. 8 pass offense in the country, lost 36-14 to Michigan and 23-20 to Illinois earlier this season.

The Boilermakers lead the all-time series 2-0, with the last win a 28-24 decision on Sept. 14, 2002.