Temple Owls (-2.5) vs. Toledo Rockets
This Boca Raton Bowl should be a great one, featuring two teams who are very similar to one another.
Both of these teams come into this bowl game with some good momentum, each finishing the year strong winning two of their final 3 with solid respective records (Temple 10-3, Toledo 9-2).
Both teams play an extremely physical style of grind it out football with great rushing attacks led by two freaks of nature at running back. Kareem Hunt was a monster for Toledo and Jahad Thomas was the best player on Temple’s offense (1250 rushing yards and 17TDS).
Both teams play great physical defense average only 19 and 21 points a piece.
This game should be about defense for once and I like Temple’s more balanced offense to be able to open things up early and take care of business in Boca Raton. Also Temple will be motivated to have their first 11 win season in program history, and you have to wonder how motivated Toledo is going to be to play for their interim coach.
Temple wins and covers, 27-16.
Temple 1st Half -1 (2 units)
Temple Owls -3 (3 units)
Temple / Toledo under 51 (1 unit)