St. Petersburg Bowl: Florida International Vs. Marshall

Florida International will meet Marshall Tuesday (8 p.m. ET/ESPN) in the 2011 Beef 'O' Brady St. Petersburg Bowl at Tropicana Field. The Panthers (8-4) earned the invite after winning a school record eight games in the regular season, while a dramatic touchdown in the season finale helped the Thundering Herd (6-6) earn a bowl berth.

FIU is making its second straight bowl appearance after last season claiming its first ever bowl victory. Marshall's defense enters the contest second nationally with 21.5 tackles for loss and tied fifth nationally with 11 sacks.

Florida International is favored by 4 1/2 points.

Game: Beef 'O' Brady Bowl at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL

Date/Time: Tues., Dec. 20, 8 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN

Betting Odds: Florida International by 4 1/2 points.

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