2014 Boca Raton Bowl:Marshall vs. Northern IllinoisDecember 23, 2014 by Marc Jerbs

On Tuesday, Marshall will face Northern Illinois in the Boca Raton Bowl. This game is officially part of the College Football Bowl Season. The match between the two college football team will be held at the FAU Football Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida. Game time is set at 6PM ET.

The Marshall Thundering Herd missed their chance to play for the Top 5 College Bowl games after their 67-66 overtime loss to Western Kentucky. The loss ended their perfect season and ultimately ended their chance to be selected by the committee bowl for the upper echelon bowl games.

All is not lost for Marshall as they will face Northern Illinois. The Huskies have won 57 games in 5 years, three MAC titles and qualified in the Orange Bowl two seasons ago. Both Marshall and Northern Illinois are conference champions this season.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed Marshall as a 10-point favorite to beat Northern Illinois on Tuesday night.