Boca Raton Bowl: Tuesday 12-20-2016

Hilltoppers taking it to Memphis

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Memphis Tigers Preview

The Boca Raton Bowl sees the Kentucky Hilltoppers face off against the Memphis Tigers on Dec 20. The Hilltoppers are the Conference USA champions whereas the Tigers are coming off a commanding win over Houston. Offshore sportsbooks are predicting that the Hilltoppers will be able to overpower Memphis to win the Bowl.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

The Hilltoppers have earned a Conference USA title and are participating in a Bowl game for the third straight season. They are 10-3 in the regular season and have an explosive offense with QB Mike White throwing for 34 touchdowns and an impressive 4.027 yards. He has combined beautifully with running back Anthony Wales who has rushed for 1376 yards and 24 touchdowns. Their defense is also excellent as they have held teams to an average of just 367.8 yards per game and are ranked 37th in the nation.

Memphis Tigers

The Tigers have a 8-4 record in the regular season and also boast a great offense. QB Riley Ferguson averages 277 yards per game and has combined with receiver Anthony Miller, who has scored 11 touchdowns and 1,283 yards this season. The rushing game has been good with Doroland Dorceus, scoring 9 touchdowns and amassing a total of 783 ground yards this season. Their defense is slightly worrying allowing an average of 442.7 yards per game.

While both teams have great offenses, the Hilltoppers are predicted to have a better offense and defense. Those who bet on college football are gunning for a Kentucky win.

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