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Time: 8 p.m. ET
Date: Thursday, Dec. 21
Location: Tropicana Field; St. Petersburg, Fla.
Odds: Temple is listed as a 7-point favorite.
Temple and Florida International will meet in the 2017 Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl on Thursday, Dec. 21 in St. Petersburg, Fla. Below find the game time, TV channel and how to watch the 2017 Gasparilla Bowl online.
Two programs with first-year head coaches enter the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl in search of adding a valuable victory to a bleak bowl history.
The Florida International Panthers, led by former Miami Hurricanes head coach Butch Davis, are playing in their third bowl game in program history and searching for their first postseason victory since the 2010 Little Caesars Bowl.
In the first year of the Geoff Collins era, the Temple Owls overcame early-season struggles to finish 6-6 and have a chance to earn their first bowl win since the 2011 New Mexico Bowl.
The Butch Davis era at Florida International did not seem like it was going to take off in a hurry. A 61-17 loss to Central Florida wasn’t even as close as the final score.
FIU then rolled through the easy part of the schedule and kept on winning, turning into one of Conference USA’s biggest shockers with a 6-2 start. With a chance to take control of the East Division, it fell to Lane Kiffin’s Florida Atlantic squad, but it won its final two to close out a wildly successful run.
The Owls couldn’t match their 2016 American Athletic champion level in a rebuilding season under first-year head coach Geoff Collins, but they overcame a rough start to win three of their final four games to get to six wins.