The RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl kicked off at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 18, and ended with a record-shattering performance from Western Kentucky and Appalachian State. The matchup was watched by over 1.6 million households, making it the largest audience to date of any bowl game on cable. The Hilltoppers entered the game ranking second in the FBS in scoring and total offense while leading the nation in passing offense. While the Mountaineers came into the game with one of the best defenses in the country allowing just over 19 points a game and an undefeated bowl record (6-0).
Western Kentucky came out victorious with a record-breaking performance from quarterback Bailey Zappe setting FBS all-time single-season records for passing yards and passing touchdowns. Western Kentucky and Appalachian State proved to be one of the most entertaining matchups in Boca Raton Bowl history. Check out the Boca Raton Bowl Record Book which has been updated below.