BOWL COUNTDOWN | Mike White leads WKU against Memphis in Tuesday's Boca Raton Bowl
WHO | Memphis (8-4, 5-3 American Athletic Conference) vs. Western Kentucky (10-3, 7-1 Conference USA)
WHERE | FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Fla.
WHEN | Tuesday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)
SERIES | First meeting
WHAT TO WATCH | Offense. Interim head coach Nick Holt leads the Conference USA champions after Jeff Brohm left for Purdue. WKU's offense, led by QB Mike White and WR Taywan Taylor, ranks in the top 10 nationally in points per game (second with 45.1), passing yards per game (fifth with 336.8) and total yards per game (seventh with 517.4). Memphis also ranks within the top 35 in all three categories, including ranked 17th in points per game (39.5). WKU's defense, ranked No. 1 against the run, will test Memphis QB Riley Ferguson. He is second in FBS with a 152.9 passer efficiency rating while the Hilltoppers have 29 sacks this season.
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