The Boca Raton Bowl gets a new name. Who’ll be in the Cheribundi Cherry Tart Boca Raton Bowl?
Formerly the Boca Raton Bowl, now it’s the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl, to be played on Tuesday, December 19th in FAU Stadium.
It’s a matchup of teams from the American Athletic Conference and Conference USA, with a likely hope to get at least one team that’s relatively local.
Who’ll likely play in it?
From the American Athletic Conference, there’s no chance to get UCF – if it loses to Memphis in the title game – but South Florida wouldn’t be a crazy get. The three most-likely options (in order):
The Conference USA representative depends on whether or not Florida Atlantic can win the conference title. Most likely, no matter what, the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl in St. Petersburg will try to get USF vs. FAU for a fun matchup – but the Cheribundi would like that, too.
However, Florida International could make the trip up the road to provide a local tie-in. The three most-likely options (in order):
2. Southern Miss
3. Florida Atlantic