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Last Updated Jun 08, 2022, 02:59 PM

BOCA RATON BOWL HISTORY

The Boca Raton bowl began in 2014 and the matchup currently features schools from the American Athletic Conference (AAC) and Mid-American Conference (MAC). The game takes place at FAU Stadium from Boca Raton, Florida.

Marshall captured the inaugural Boca Raton Bowl with a 52-23 victory against Northern Illinois. The MAC rebounded in the 2015 installment as Toledo knocked off Temple 32-17 in a game that was marred with poor weather in the Sunshine State. The 'under' cashed in each of the first two Boca Raton bowls before the 'over' barely hit in the 2016 victory by Western Kentucky over Memphis.

UAB posted a wire-to-wire 37-13 victory over Northern Illinois in the 2018 installment. The Blazers cashed as short favorites (-1.5), marking the fourth chalk to cash in five Boca Raton Bowls.

However, the underdog struck back in 2019 as host school Florida Atlantic cruised past SMU, 52-28 to capture the Boca Raton Bowl for the second time in three seasons with the Owls winning outright as seven-point 'dogs.

The 2020 version of the game saw a ranked BYU team pick up a 49-23 blowout win over UCF, which made the short trip down Florida's Turnpike to Boca, and had a large advantage in crowd support. It didn't matter, as the favorite cashed for the fourth time in five Boca Bowls.

In 2021, it was another blowout, this time in favor of the Conference USA representative Western Kentucky. QB Bailey Zappe passed for 422 yards and six touchdowns, giving him 5,967 passing yards and 62 touchdowns on the season, both FBS records. More importantly, the 'over' connected for the third time in four Boca Bowls, with the favorite going 5-1 ATS across the past six installments.

YearMatchupLine, TotalATS Result
2021Western Kentucky 59 Appalachian State 38Western Kentucky -1, 68.5Favorite-Over
2020BYU 49 UCF 23 BYU -5, 80Favorite-Under
2019Florida Atlantic 52 SMU 28 SMU -7, 63.5Underdog-Over
2018UAB 37 Northern Illinois 13 UAB -1.5, 41.5Favorite-Over
2017Florida Atlantic 50 Akron 3 Florida Atlantic -23.5, 63.5Favorite-Under
2016Western Kentucky 51 Memphis 31 Western Kentucky -7, 78.5Favorite-Over
2015Toledo 32 Temple 17Temple -2.5, 50Underdog-Under
2014Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23Marshall -8.5, 67.5Favorite-Under

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