Two things you should expect from today’s Memphis vs. Western Kentucky matchup in Boca Raton:
Sunny weather and points.
Memphis and Western Kentucky bring two of the top scoring offenses in the country to FAU Stadium. The two combine for nearly 85 points per game.
Memphis vs. Western Kentucky, Boca Raton Bowl game time, details
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 20
Location: FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Fla.
Weather: Mostly sunny, high of 82
The line: Western Kentucky by 6.5
What channel is Memphis-Western Kentucky in the Boca Raton Bowl on?
ESPN is televising the game.
How can I watch Memphis-Western Kentucky online in the Boca Raton Bowl?
You can stream the game at WatchESPN.
How can I listen to Memphis-Western Kentucky on the radio in the Boca Raton Bowl?
You can listen through the Memphis athletics site at GoTigersGo.com/listen
Who is calling the Boca Raton Bowl for ESPN?
Dave Lamont is handling play-by-play with Desmond Howard as analyst and Quint Kessenich as sideline reporter.
Bowl Raton Bowl: Memphis vs. Western Kentucky keys to the game
1. Riley Ferguson vs. WKU pass defense
Memphis QB Riley Ferguson threw for 300-plus yards six times this season, topping the 400-yard mark in the Tigers’ final game of the season against Houston. He completes 63.8 percent of his passes and tossed 28 TDs compared to 9 interceptions. What does that mean? It means the Western Kentucky secondary must be better than it was during the regular season when it finished 110th nationally while giving up 268.7 passing yards per game.
2. The Hilltoppers will score
WKU finished second in the nation in scoring with 45.1 points per game. So what, you might say. But that’s after being held to 10 in the second week of the season against No. 1 Alabama. The Hilltoppers averaged 52.4 points per game in winning their final seven games of the regular season. Not bad.
3. Who’s in charge at WKU?
With Jeff Brohm taking the head coaching job at Purdue, WKU defensive coordinator Nick Holt will lead the Hilltoppers today as the team awaits new head coach Mike Sanford (from Notre Dame) making the move. How will that affect the play-calling and high-powered WKU offense? Will the returning Hilltopper players be looking to impress their new coach?