Boca Raton Bowl Preview: Temple Owls vs. Toledo Rockets

Boca Raton Bowl Preview: Temple Owls vs. Toledo Rockets
Date: Tuesday, December 22 – 7 PM ET
Site: FAU Stadium – Boca Raton, FL
TV: ESPN

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Pointspread:Temple -3 (+100) / Toledo +3 (-110)

Boca Raton Bowl Preview:  Temple Owls vs. Toledo Rockets
Total: Over 50 points -105 / Under 50 points -105

A couple of teams who have been in the national rankings will do battle in a rather small bowl game on Tuesday night. But this is a real feather in the cap of the Boca Raton Bowl, which is only in its second season. The Temple Owls, who compiled a record of 10-3 straight-up and 9-4 ATS, will engage with the Toledo Rockets, owners of a 9-2 record and a very strong 8-2-1 mark against the football pointspread. It begins at 7 PM ET at FAU Stadium, which is home to the Florida Atlanta Owls. Well, the Owls from Temple hope this will be a little bit of home cooking for them.

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Toledo comes into this game with an interim coach. As often happens during the bowl season, a coach departs for another program, and in this case Matt Campbell is gone, headed for Iowa State. Jason Candle, the offensive coordinator, will handle the Rockets for this ballgame. He had a pretty good unit this season, and Toledo averaged 5.1 yards per carry behind a duo of Kareem Hunt and Terry Swanson. They will have a challenge operating against Temple’s defensive front, which allowed only 3.8 yards per attempt. But it’s not as if the Owls were not penetrable; they were dominated on the ground against both South Florida and Houston, the latter of which came in the American Athletic Conference championship game.

Both teams started the season 7-0, but while Temple made it to their conference title game, Toledo missed out when they lost 35-30 to Western Michigan in the regular-season finale. However, their defense did the job against the run, allowing less than three yards per carry over the final four games. They also did a hell of a job against Bowling Green in a 44-28 victory, holding Matt Johnson, the nation’s leading passer, below 300 yards.

As BetAnySports patrons may know, Toledo went to the GMAC Bowl last season, beating Arkansas State in a real donnybrook (63-44). They had it a little easier in the rematch, which took place in their third game of the season, defeating ASU 37-7, allowing only 209 yards. The Rockets are quarterbacked by Philip Ely, a transfer from Alabama who threw 21 touchdown passes and was sacked only four times. Temple gets a lot of efficiency at of its own quarterback, PJ Walker, who was intercepted only seven times in 390 attempts. The Owls get most of their ground attack out of one back, Jahad Thomas, who gave 1257 yards on the season, scoring 17 times. They also have the best defensive player on the field in LB Tyler Matakevitch, who won both the Bednarik and Nagurski awards, and they allowed only 329 yards per game with a unit that returned 10 starters.

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