Florida Atlantic and Akron will play in the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl on Tuesday, December 19. Below you can find game time, TV Channel and live stream information for the game.
In its first year under former Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic became one of the best Group of 5 teams in the country. The Owls won their final 9 games of the season. However, their last loss came against a MAC team in Buffalo, who lost to Akron.
Florida Atlantic-Akron football: Game time for the 2017 Boca Raton Bowl
The 2017 Boca Raton Bowl between Florida Atlantic and Akron will begin at 7 PM ET. The game will be played in Boca Raton, Fla., and will be played in FAU’s stadium.
Florida Atlantic-Akron football: TV Channel for the 2017 Boca Raton Bowl
The 2017 Boca Raton Bowl between Florida Atlantic and Akron will be broadcast by ESPN. It begins at 7 PM ET.
Florida Atlantic-Akron football: How to watch online for the 2017 Boca Raton Bowl
The 2017 Boca Raton Bowl between Florida Atlantic and Akron can be live streamed using the WatchESPN App if you have a subscription.
Florida Atlantic-Akron football: Picks for the 2017 Boca Raton Bowl
Both of these teams won their respective divisions, as Florida Atlantic won the east division of Conference USA while Akron won the MAC East. But their championship games produced very different results. Florida Atlantic rolled to a 41-17 win over North Texas, while Akron had its second worst defensive output of the season, giving up 45 points to Toledo in a 45-28 defeat.
With Kififn at the helm, Florida Atlantic had one of the top offenses in college football this year, as it ranked in the top 10 in both rushing offense and scoring offense. The Owls were led by sophomore running back Devin Singletary, who has rushed for 1,796 yards and an FBS leading 29 rushing touchdowns.
Akron could be in a lot of trouble, as it has the No. 100 ranked rush defense, as the Zips give up nearly 200 rushing yards a game. But if Akron is able to keep it close, they might be able to pull out a win. Akron went 3-1 in games decided by one possession, including two 1 point wins.
When you factor in that this is a home game for FAU and that the thing it does best is one of Akron’s biggest weaknesses, this game doesn’t figure to be all that close. Look for the Owls and Kiffin to pick up their 10th straight win and 11th on the season.
Pick: Florida Atlantic 38, Akron 17