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Expect high scoring in Motor City Bowl

December 26, 2008

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— The Motor City Bowl is where teams put points on the board.

Last year’s game was the second-highest scoring bowl game in NCAA history. Today’s 6:30 p.m. game between Central Michigan and Florida Atlantic could be more of the same.

Central Michigan lost the 2007 Motor City Bowl, 51-48, to Purdue on a last-second field goal. It finished this year with a 56-52 loss to Eastern Michigan.

Florida Atlantic’s last game wasn’t any more sedate — the Owls beat Florida International, 57-50, in overtime.

Both teams are led by record-setting junior quarterbacks — Central Michigan’s Dan LeFevour and Florida Atlantic’s Rusty Smith. They have combined for more than 130 touchdown passes in their careers, with LeFevour adding another 32 on the ground.

This year, LeFevour has thrown for 2,531 yards and 19 touchdowns despite missing two games with an ankle injury. Smith has put up 2,919 yards and 22 touchdowns.

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