- Associated Press - Sunday, December 6, 2015

Marshall (9-3, Conference USA) vs. Connecticut (6-6, American Athletic Conference), Dec. 26, 11 a.m.

LOCATION: St. Petersburg, Florida

TOP PLAYERS

Marshall: Chase Litton, 2,387 passing yards and 22 TDs in 10 games.

Connecticut: Arkeel Newsome, 760 rushing yards, 6 TDs.

NOTABLE

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.

LAST TIME

First meeting.

BOWL HISTORY

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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AP college football website: http://collegefootball.ap.org

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