Dec 14, 2020 | BOCA RATON BOWL


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BYU Accepts Invitation to 2020 Boca Raton Bowl

BOCA RATON, FL (December 14, 2020) – No. 14 BYU has accepted an invitation to play in the seventh annual Boca Raton Bowl. The Cougars (10-1) will face UCF. The game will kick off on Tuesday, December 22, at 7 p.m. ET at FAU Stadium, and will air on ESPN and ESPN Radio.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have BYU play in the Boca Raton Bowl,” said executive director Doug Mosley. “This matchup against UCF will be one of the premiere games played in the early bowl season. We can’t wait to welcome both teams to Boca Raton and Palm Beach County and kickoff the bowl next Tuesday.”

BYU was ranked in both the Top 25 and College Football Playoff Top 25 during the entirety of the season. The Cougars will enter the game as the highest-ranked team to play in the Boca Raton Bowl. Like their opponent, UCF, they boast a potent offense, averaging 43.0 points per game. Junior quarterback Zach Wilson is second in the nation with 30 passing touchdowns.

About the Boca Raton Bowl

The Boca Raton Bowl debuted in 2014 and has been well received in the community through its first six years. It has twice held the distinction of matching up two conference champions – Marshall University vs. Northern Illinois University (2014), and UAB vs. Northern Illinois (2018). In all, six conference champions and another three conference division champions have played in the game. Among the bowl’s alumni who have moved on to the NFL are current Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary (FAU, 2017) and Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott (Memphis, 2016).

For more information about the Boca Raton Bowl visit

ESPN Events

ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of 35 collegiate sporting events nationwide. The roster includes four early-season college football games, 17 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events, a college softball event and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 400 hours of live programming, reaches nearly 64 million viewers and attracts over 800,000 attendees each year. With satellite office in more than 10 markets across the country, ESPN Events builds relationships with conference, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.

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Bowl Media Contact: Taylor Drake, Boca Raton Bowl at 615-474-4024 or [email protected]

ESPN Media Contact: Anna Negron at 860-766-2233 or [email protected]; @ItsAnnaNegron

Bowl Media Contact: Bonnie S. Kaye, Kaye Communications at 561-756-3099 or [email protected]



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