Tuesday 7 PM, Boca Raton Bowl: Memphis vs. Western Kentucky
A potential game of the week between two smaller programs who have enjoyed some truly exceptional results in 2016. The Hilltoppers are 10-3, have won seven straight, and two of their losses come against SEC schools — they lost by a point to Vanderbilt and didn't embarrass themselves against mighty Alabama. They are the Conference USA champions and one of my favorite teams in the nation. The 8-4 Tigers have had a solid season in their own right, with wins against Kansas, Temple, and Houston amidst let-down losses against Tulsa and South Florida. They're good on offense and a small favorite going into the game. Western Kentucky may miss coach Jeff Brohm, who moved on to Purdue at the end of the regular season, but I still like the Hilltoppers. Go Hilltoppers! Love that name.