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Tigers making big plans for Boca Raton Bowl

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MEMPHIS, Tenn-Tickets for the 2016 Boca Raton Bowl featuring Memphis against Conference USA Champions Western Kentucky are on sale now through the University of Memphis Ticket Office. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.GoTigersGoTix.com or by calling the Ticket Office at 901-678-2331. The game will be played on the campus of FAU Stadium on Tuesday, Dec. 20th at 7 p.m. (ET) and will be carried nationally on ESPN.

Tickets are $40 and fans planning on attending the game are encouraged to purchase through the University of Memphis to help the university sell its full allotment of tickets. Fans who cannot attend the game, but who are willing to help sell out the university allotment, can purchase a $20 ticket that will be donated to first responders and 501c youth groups in the Boca Raton area.

Memphis will travel to Boca Raton on Friday, Dec. 16th. A team pep rally for Memphis will be held on Monday, December 19th at Mizner Park, and the Ford Fan Fest and Family Midway will be available for fans attending the game on Tuesday, Dec. 20th at FAU Stadium.

This is the third straight season the Tigers have gone to a bowl game, following a 2014 Miami Beach Bowl championship, a 2015 Birmingham Bowl appearance and this year’s Boca Raton Bowl appearance. This marks the second time in school history Memphis has gone to three consecutive bowl games.

The game will feature two of the top offenses in the country. Western Kentucky ranks second in the country in scoring offense, averaging 45.1 ppg, while Memphis is 17th with 39.5 ppg.

Bartlett Travel is putting together travel packages.

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