FAU stays home, to face SMU in Boca Raton Bowl
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Florida Atlantic won’t have to leave campus for its bowl destination. The Boca Raton Bowl announced Sunday that the Conference USA champion will stay home to face Southern Methodist at FAU Stadium. FAU (10-3) claimed its second C-USA title in three seasons under head coach Lane Kiffin, who left after Saturday’s championship game to take the same job at Ole Miss. The Owls capped a school-record 11-win season in 2017 with a 50-3 win against Akron in their only other Boca Raton Bowl appearance. The Boca Raton Bowl will be played on a Saturday for the first time in its six-year history.