Western Kentucky (11-2, Conference USA) vs. South Florida (8-4, American Athletic Conference), Dec. 21, 2:30 p.m.
Western Kentucky: Brandon Doughty, 45 TD passes (leads nation), 94 TD passes last two seasons.
South Florida: Marlon Mack, 1,273 rushing yards, 6.6 yards per carry, 8 TDs.
Western Kentucky: For as prolific as Doughty is, the Hilltoppers have balance: 508 passes, 431 rushes so far this season. ... WR Taywan Taylor has 17 touchdown catches, second-most in the nation.
South Florida: Bulls have won four straight games, last three of those by a combined 153-53 score. ... QB Quinton Flowers threw for 21 touchdowns and ran for team-best 10 more.
South Florida 24, Western Kentucky 12. (Sept. 25, 2010)
Western Kentucky: First appearance in Miami Beach Bowl, 2nd straight year in a bowl.
South Florida: First appearance in Miami Beach Bowl, first bowl game since 2010 season.
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