Gasparilla Bowl game set: FIU Panthers vs. Temple Owls

A general view of the exterior of Tropicana Field on May 26, 2004, in St. Petersburg, Florida.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Florida International University Panthers will play the Temple Owls in the Gasparilla Bowl.

The game will be played at 8 p.m. ET Thursday, Dec. 21, at Tropicana Field.

Tickets to the Gasparilla Bowl start at $40.

ESPN will broadcast the game, which is formerly known as the St. Petersburg Bowl. Tropicana Field has hosted the annual bowl game since 2008.

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FIU (8-4, 5-3 Conference USA) enters the bowl game on a two-game winning streak.

Temple (6-6, 4-4 American) beat Tulsa 43-22 in its final regular season game to become bowl eligible.

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