In a game with a pair of first-year head coaches, the Ryan Silverfield-led Memphis Tigers will get ready to take on the Florida Atlantic Owls with Willie Taggart in the Montgomery Bowl. This game will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 23 and kick off at 7 p.m. ET in Montgomery, Alabama. It can be seen on ESPN and the WatchESPN app.
Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Montgomery Bowl odds: Memphis vs. Florida Atlantic
Point spread: Memphis opened -10.5, currently -7.5
Point total: Opened 52.5, currently 50.5
How they got here
FAU has gotten a lot less national buzz now that Lane Kiffin is no longer roaming the sideline, but the Owls had a decent season in Year 1 without him. The boys from Boca Raton finished 5-3, including 4-2 in Conference USA play for second place in the East division behind Marshall. FAU lost each of its last two games heading into this one. As for Memphis, it also finished its first regular season without last season’s head coach in Mike Norvell. The Tigers finished 7-3 overall including 5-3 in the AAC for a tie for third place in the conference. After getting blown out against Cincinnati, Memphis won four of its last five games to close the season.
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