Central Michigan will face Western Kentucky in the 2012 Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl on December 26 in Detroit.
The Chippewas finished the regular season with a 6-6 record that was highlighted by a win over Iowa in September. The Chips won the final three games of the season to get to .500 and will face a Hilltoppers squad that brings a 7-5 record to Detroit.
WKU beat Kentucky and Arkansas State in the regular season.
"We're thrilled to be invited and headed back to the Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl. We've had a wonderful relationship with this bowl in the past," said Central Michigan athletic director David Heeke. "We're excited to go to Detroit and a tremendous football event. We expect Chippewa fans to once again come out in support of our University."
The Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl will be played at 7:30 on December 26 and televised live on ESPN.