2019 Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl – UCF vs Marshall Preview


Information compiled and written by Nathan Wertheimer

Get ready college football fans. This is one game Central Florida does not want to miss out on the 2019 Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl – UCF vs Marshall. Mark your calendar for Monday, December 23, 2019, game time 2:30pm, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Expect this game to be a full house. Rain or shine this game goes on.

The drive from Downtown Orlando to Raymond James Stadium may take approximately one hour and thirty-nine minutes with a single trip of eighty-eight miles. Traffic on I-4 maybe heavy so plan accordingly. Check your GPS for the best route there. It is advised to pre-pay for parking ahead of game day to reserve your parking space to create less hassle for you and your group. The address for Raymond James Stadium is 4201 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, Florida 33607. For more parking option please visit raymondjamesstadium.com/parking/ or www.parkjockey.com/en-us/homes/event/162987

Get your ticket either online or at the box office. Here is some important ticket information. Ticket Office will be open Thursday, 12/19 and Friday, 12/20 from 10am-5pm. On Game Day, December 23rd the Ticket Office will open at 9am. Prices for tickets range from $25-$65+ per ticket. Handicap tickets maybe available too. For tickets online please visit www.gasparillabowl.com/tickets/

Press Release parts from Gasparilla Bowl. UCF (9-3, 6-2) and Marshall (8-4, 6-2) have each appeared in the bowl a record three times prior to this year, but this will be their first-ever meeting in the bowl game. UCF owns an 8-3 all-time mark against Marshall.

“Our bowl game has experienced terrific support from both UCF and Marshall fans in the past and we look forward to welcoming them back again this year,” said Scott Glaser, executive director of the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl.

UCF enters the game as one of the most notable offensive teams in the country. The Knights are fourth overall in yards per game (536.6) and are tied for sixth in scoring, averaging 43.0 points per game.  UCF scored 50 or more points in three games this season, including a season-best 63 points on the road at Temple.

Marshall is the reigning Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl champions after defeating USF last year 38-20.  The Thundering Herd, who become the first team to appear in back-to-back years in this bowl game, finished this season winning six of their last seven games. Head Coach Doc Holliday is undefeated in this bowl game, staking wins over USF (2018), UConn (2015) and FIU (2011).

For more information on the 2019 Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl game and bowl week events, visit www.gasparillabowl.com.  You can also follow the bowl on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@GasparillaBowl). The Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl is owned-and-operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.

ESPN Events

ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of 34 collegiate sporting events nationwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games, the FCS opening-weekend game, 16 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events, a college softball event and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 375-plus hours of live programming, reaches nearly 64 million viewers and attracts over 800,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and Tampa, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.

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