The Marmot Boca Raton Bowl will host a college football match between the Western Kentucky 4-0 straight up that is looking to gain back-to-back bowl win when it face off Memphis Tigers on Tuesday, 20th December 2016 at 7:00 P.M ET at the FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida.
The Memphis Tigers:
The Memphis Tigers are travelling to South Florida for the 2nd time in three seasons. Tigers the match held at Miami Beach Bowl against BYU in 2014 at 55-48 score. With Boca Raton Bowl, the Memphis Tigers are looking to smash their 9th win of the season, which will be a momentum for upcoming year. If the team wins, it will be a 5th bowl win in the school game history. Quarterback, Riley Ferguson is finishing at 63.8% of his passes for 3,326 yards, 28 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. The duo, Anthony Miller and Phil Mayhue added more than 1,912 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns jointly, while Daniel Montiel made 25 receptions. The ground game of Memphis Tigers is 166.5 yard on an average per game, and Dololand Dorceus led the team with 783 yards and 9 touchdowns. On the defensive side, Tigers are letting 27 points, and 442.7 yards per event.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers:
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at 10-3 (7-1) are looking to clutch their 8th straight win while winning their 3rd consecutive bowl game. The Hilltoppers visited FAU Stadium for 3 times holding a 2-1 record in Bowl games in school history. The Western Kentucky broke Owls in their first-ever game held at FUA during 2011. The team is also second in the nation in scoring offense of 45.1 points per match. Mike While is finishing 67.4% of his passes for 4,027 yards, 34 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Mike While and RB Anthony “Ace” Wales are marked second in the country with 24 rushing touchdowns (Ace) and 10.4 yards per pass attempt (White). Nicholas Norris and Taywan Taylor have added more than 2,839 receiving yards and 29 touchdowns along with Nacarius Fant giving 29 receptions. Hilltoppers, on the defensive side is letting 24.1 points and 367.8 yards per game.
Beyond doubts, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are one of the hottest teams in the country with 7 straight victories. While, Memphis is not a much favored team even after recent victory over Cougars, if Tigers fail to keep the consistency in offensive side then the game is more for Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.