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Post-Kiffin era begins for FAU against SMU in Boca Raton Bowl

Boca Raton Bowl 1 of just 7 bowl games to feature 2 teams with at least 10 wins

FAU players signal the start of the fourth quarter against Southern Mississippi, Nov. 30, 2019, in Boca Raton, Florida.
FAU players signal the start of the fourth quarter against Southern Mississippi, Nov. 30, 2019, in Boca Raton, Florida. (WPLG)

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Florida Atlantic is home for bowl season again to take on SMU in the Boca Raton Bowl on the Owls' home field.

It is FAU's first game since Lane Kiffin left the Owls after three seasons and became the new coach at Ole Miss.

FAU is 3-0 in its previous bowl appearances.

SMU is playing a bowl game for the 17th time and for the first time in the state of Florida.

This is one of just seven bowl games that feature two teams coming in with at least 10 wins. The others are the three College Football Playoff games along with the Cotton, Sugar and Rose bowls.