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Tuesday's bowl games: Boca Raton and Poinsettia
Tuesday's bowl games: Boca Raton and Poinsettia

Boca Raton Bowl MARSHALL (12-1) VS. NORTHERN ILLINOIS (11-2) Time: 3 p.m. PST. Location: Boca Raton, Fla. TV: ESPN. The buzz: This one is essentially a showdown between the top Group of Five teams left out of a major bowl. Marshall quarterback Rakeem Cato is wrapping up his college career in his home state. Cato attended high school at Miami Central, setting several Miami-Dade County passing records. He has passed for 3,622 yards and 37 touchdowns, leading the Thundering Herd to their first 12-victory season since 1999 and first Conference USA championship in school history. Northern Illinois is coming off its fifth consecutive double-digit victory season and its third Mid-American...