Motor City Bowl scheduled for Dec. 26

Updated: May 27, 2009, 3:17 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Organizers say the Motor City Bowl will be held the day after Christmas at Detroit's Ford Field.

Bowl officials announced Wednesday the game will be played Dec. 26, with kickoff scheduled for 1 p.m. The bowl features a team from the Mid-American Conference against a Big Ten team.

The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.

Florida Atlantic defeated Central Michigan, 24-21, in last year's game.

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