Boca Raton Bowl First Look: Temple vs. Toledo

    A first look at the Boca Raton Bowl between the Temple Owls and Toledo Rockets.

    December 6, 2015

    The 2015 Marmot Boca Raton Bowl will feature the Temple Owls vs. the Toledo Rockets.

    Marmot Boca Raton Bowl Broadcast Info

    Date: Tuesday, December 22
    Time: 7:00 pm ET
    Network: ESPN
    Venue: FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL 

    It didn’t end well, but this could go down as a launching point year at Temple

    For a time, it looked as if the Owls were the team to beat in the hunt for an American title and a Big Six bowl berth. At 8-1, Temple had defeated Penn State and lost a nail-biter to Notre Dame. But the team has split its last four games, getting blown out by South Florida and losing the league title game to Houston on Saturday. Temple has a chance to break a school mark with win No. 11, and Matt Rhule is still on the payroll, so this has been an amazing year in Philly. But copping a bowl win is especially important, since the season didn’t end the way the team scripted it.

    The 2016 Toledo Season Starts Now

    If you’re going to lose a head coach and promote a coordinator, this is the perfect time. Matt Campbell bolted for Iowa State, and offensive coordinator Jason Candle became the Next Coach Up. Now, this isn’t just some interim guy trying to audition for something else. This is Toledo getting in 15 practices and a real game experience with its new head man. Considering the losses to Northern Illinois and Western Michigan in November, and with the way the team missed out on playing for the MAC title – even though this might be the league’s best team – this bowl appearance matters.

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