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The signals were mixed going into this weekend for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers’ bowl hopes. Some media bowl  projections picked the 7-5 Hilltoppers to play in a bowl game; others didn’t.

The former were right.

Western Kentucky will play Central Michigan  on Dec. 26 in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, the Hilltoppers’ first bowl game since joining college football’s top division in 2008, the bowl announced Sunday evening.

Last year, Western Kentucky was one of two Football Bowl Subdivision teams with a winning record to not be selected for a bowl game.