Marshall (9-3, Conference USA) vs. Connecticut (6-6, American Athletic Conference), Dec. 26, 11 a.m.
LOCATION: St. Petersburg, Florida
Marshall: Chase Litton, 2,387 passing yards and 22 TDs in 10 games.
Connecticut: Arkeel Newsome, 760 rushing yards, 6 TDs.
Marshall: Herd feature remarkable balance, with 455 rushing plays and 435 passing plays this season. ... TE Ryan Yurachek has been highly dependable, with eight TD grabs.
Connecticut: Huskies in a bowl despite being outscored 237-213 this season. ... Connecticut is 11-26 in its last 37 games, but is 3-1 in its last four contests.
Marshall: Second time in St. Petersburg Bowl, third straight year in a bowl.
Connecticut: First time in St. Petersburg Bowl, first bowl since 2010 season.
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