Central Michigan: RB Jonathan Ward, 990 yards rushing, 9 TDs; QB Shane Morris, 2,908 yards passing, 29 total TDs.
Wyoming: Allen entered the season as one of the most highly touted NFL draft prospects in the country, but he’s struggled and missed the Cowboys’ final two regular-season games – both losses – with a shoulder injury. Wyoming coach Craig Bohl said last week that he expects Allen to declare for the draft after the season.
Central Michigan: After starting the season 3-4, the Chippewas won their final five conference games to secure a postseason berth and finish second in the MAC’s West Division.
Central Michigan 32, Wyoming 20 (Sept. 7, 2002)
Wyoming: The Cowboys are making their second straight bowl appearance, having lost 24-21 to BYU in the Poinsettia Bowl a year ago.
Central Michigan: The Chippewas have reached a bowl game in five of the last six seasons and are coming off a 55-10 loss to Tulsa in last year’s Miami Beach Bowl. They haven’t won a bowl game since the 2012 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl against Western Kentucky.
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