South Florida stays home to face Marshall in Gasparilla Bowl
By The Associated Press
Marshall (8-4, Conference USA) vs. South Florida (7-5 American Athletic Conference), Dec. 20, 8 p.m. ET
Location: Tampa, Florida.
Marshall: WR Tyre Brady, 66 catches for 914 yards and 9 touchdowns.
USF: RB Jordan Cronkrite, 173 carries for 1,095 yards and 9 touchdowns
Marshall: The Thundering Herd had won three straight games before falling 41-20 at Virginia Tech on Saturday. Marshall owns a 5-0 bowl record during Doc Holliday’s coaching tenure.
USF: The Bulls raced to a 7-0 start and then lost their final five regular-season games. They will try to end that skid by playing a bowl game at their home stadium.
This is the first meeting between the teams.
USF: 10th bowl appearance. This marks the fourth straight season the Bulls have gone bowling.
Marshall: 15th bowl appearance. Marshall’s 11-3 record in NCAA-sanctioned bowl games leads all programs that have made at least five bowl appearances.
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