2015 Miami Beach Bowl
The 2015 Miami Beach Bowl was a post-season American college football bowl game played on December 21, 2015 at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida. The second edition of the Miami Beach Bowl featured the champions from Conference USA, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers against the South Florida Bulls of the American Athletic Conference. It began at 2:30 p.m. EST and air on ESPN. It was one of the 2015–16 bowl games that concluded the 2015 FBS football season.
|2015 Miami Beach Bowl|
|2nd Miami Beach Bowl|
|Date||December 21, 2015|
|MVP||Western Kentucky QB Brandon Doughty|
|Favorite||W. Kentucky by 3½|
|Referee||Greg Blum (MAC)|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Dave Lamont, Desmond Howard, & Quint Kessenich (ESPN)|
Taylor Zarzour & Gino Torretta (Touchdown)
The game featured the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers against the South Florida Bulls. It was the seventh overall meeting between these two teams, with South Florida leading the series 4–2 before this game. The last meeting between these two teams was in 2010, when the Bulls beat the Hilltoppers 24–12 in Tampa.
South Florida BullsEdit
This was the Bulls' seventh bowl game (they were previously 4–2 all-time in bowl games) and their first since winning the 2010 Meineke Car Care Bowl over Clemson by a score of 31–26. It was also the Bulls' first bowl game in Florida since winning the 2008 St. Petersburg Bowl (said game's inaugural edition) over Memphis by a score of 41–14.
Western Kentucky HilltoppersEdit
|Time of possession||31:28||28:32|
|WKU||Passing||Brandon Doughty||32/44, 461 yds, 3 TD, 2 INT|
|Rushing||Anthony Wales||14 car, 105 yds, 2 TD|
|Receiving||Nicholas Norris||5 rec, 120 yds, 2 TD|
|USF||Passing||Quinton Flowers||14/32, 273 yds, 1 TD|
|Rushing||Quinton Flowers||16 car, 108 yds, 2 TD|
|Receiving||Rodney Adams||6 rec, 130 yds, 1 TD|
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