Syracuse and South Florida to Meet in the Tenth Anniversary Boca Raton Bowl

Syracuse and South Florida are set to meet in the 2023 Boca Raton Bowl on December 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET at Florida Atlantic University Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla. The bowl – celebrating its 10th anniversary game – will be televised nationally on ESPN and broadcast on ESPN Radio, including ESPN 106.3 locally.

The game features Syracuse University (6-6 overall; 2-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) and the University of South Florida (6-6 overall and 4-4 American Athletic Conference). The Orange and Bulls were former Big East rivals. This is the first-ever appearance in the Boca Raton Bowl for both teams.

“We are thrilled to welcome the University of South Florida and Syracuse University to Boca Raton and Palm Beach County as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the bowl this year,” said Boca Raton Bowl Executive Director Doug Mosley. “Their participation adds a new level of excitement to our event, and we look forward to hosting an unforgettable matchup that is sure to showcase the spirit of collegiate football in our communities,” added Mosley.

Syracuse Orange football finished the 2023 season with a 2-6 record in conference play and holds the 11th spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference. They have previously competed in 27 bowl games and have a 6-4 record in their last 10 bowl appearances from 1997-2022.

The South Florida Bulls finished fifth in the American Athletic Conference standings and are 6-4 all-time in bowl games. USF football’s five-win improvement over 2022 ranks as the greatest turnaround in program history and is tied with Liberty (13-0) for the second-best in the Football Bowl Subdivision this year.

Syracuse University and the University of South Florida were both previously Big East Conference members and have met a total of 10 times. Currently, the Bulls hold an 8-2 record against the Orange with their most recent game played at Syracuse in 2016. This will be the first time the two teams compete against each other in a bowl game.

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