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Boca Raton Bowl to once again be played Tuesday before Christmas

Game set for Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. on ESPN

Western Kentucky defeated Memphis in last year's Boca Raton Bowl.
Western Kentucky defeated Memphis in last year's Boca Raton Bowl. (Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The fourth annual Boca Raton Bowl will be played Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. and will once again be nationally televised on ESPN, executive director Doug Mosley announced Wednesday.

"This has become an annual holiday tradition in Palm Beach County," Mosley said of the game, which is once again scheduled to be played on the Tuesday before Christmas.

Teams from Conference USA and the American Athletic Conference will participate in the game for the second year in a row.

The Boca Raton Bowl will return to FAU Stadium on the campus of Florida Atlantic University, where it has been held every year since the inaugural game in 2014.

"We are proud that the Boca Raton Bowl is quickly becoming a tradition for Boca Raton, and we are excited about the fourth annual bowl game," Mayor Susan Haynie said.

Western Kentucky defeated Memphis 51-31 in last year's game.