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Announced: USF VS Syracuse In Boca Raton Bowl 2023

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BOCA RATON, FL (Boca Post) (Copyright © 2023) — Syracuse University and South Florida (USF) to compete in the 2023 Boca Raton Bowl.

Syracuse University (SU) and South Florida (USF) are scheduled to face off in the 2023 Boca Raton Bowl on December 21 at 8;00 p.m. ET. The game will take place at Florida Atlantic University Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla. It’s a special occasion as the bowl celebrates its 10th anniversary and will be broadcasted nationally on ESPN, with ESPN Radio covering it as well, including ESPN 106.3 locally.

“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.

The matchup features Syracuse University (6-6 overall, 2-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) and the University of South Florida (6-6 overall, 4-4 American Athletic Conference). Interestingly, these teams were once rivals in the Big East conference. This marks their debut appearance in the Boca Raton Bowl.

The Syracuse Orange football team concluded their 2023 season with a conference record of 2 6, securing the 11th position in the Atlantic Coast Conference rankings. Over the years, they have participated in a total of 27 bowl games and have maintained a solid record of six wins out of their last ten appearances from 1997 to 2022.

On the other hand, the South Florida Bulls finished fifth in the American Athletic Conference standings and have an impressive track record of winning six out of their previous ten bowl games. Their football program has achieved significant progress this year by improving five wins compared to last season—an achievement that stands as one of their best turnarounds ever recorded in program history alongside Liberty’s undefeated streak (13 0) within Football Bowl Subdivision this year.
Syracuse University and the University of South Florida were both members of the Big East Conference in the past and have faced each other a total of 10 times. Currently, the Bulls have won 8 out of those 10 matches against the Orange, with their most recent game taking place at Syracuse in 2016. This upcoming bowl game will mark the first time these two teams compete against each other.

About The Boca Raton Bowl & ESPN Events

The Boca Raton Bowl is one among ESPN Events collection of 17 bowl games. It made its debut in 2014 and has gained significant popularity within the community over its first eight years. The game has hosted six conference champions and three division champions from various conferences. Several players who participated in this bowl game later went on to play in the NFL, including Zach Wilson (BYU, 2020), current quarterback for the New York Jets; Devin Singletary (FAU, 2017), running back for the Buffalo Bills; and Jake Elliott (Memphis, 2016), kicker for the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Boca Raton Bowl is a dynamic and exciting event that combines the grandeur of traditional bowl games with a festive atmosphere, making it enjoyable for both college football enthusiasts and those less interested in the sport. This event brings national attention to Boca Raton and Palm Beach County, becoming a cherished annual holiday tradition known as “Boca’s Biggest Annual Outdoor Party.” The week long festivities kick off on December 17th with the arrival of the participating teams, followed by various activities such as welcome parties, beach gatherings, luncheons, pep rallies and more. You can find all the details about these events in the FANZONE SCHEDULE section on

ESPN Events is a division of ESPN that organizes and manages a range of collegiate sporting events across the country. Their 2023 schedule includes 33 events featuring early season college football kickoff games, college bowl games, college basketball events, a college softball event and even an upcoming college gymnastics event in 2024. These events collectively provide over 400 hours of live programming on ESPN platforms while attracting an annual attendance of over 650,000 people and reaching an audience of approximately 60 million viewers.

Every year, ESPN Events organizes a variety of events that include more than 20 Division I conferences and involve the participation of over 4,000 student athletes. With satellite offices located in over 10 cities nationwide, ESPN Events establishes connections with conferences, schools and local communities. Additionally, they strive to create exceptional experiences for both teams and fans.

For more information about the Boca Raton Bowl, you can visit their website at or follow them on social media platforms like Facebook (, Twitter (@BocaBowl) and Instagram (@BocaBowl).


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