This year's Gasparilla Bowl pits the Florida Gators against the UCF Knights. Both teams come into the game with impressive records, with Florida coming with a 6-6 record and UCF finishing the season at 8-4.
The Gators have had an up-and-down season, while UCF has been one of the most dominant teams in all of college football.
Gasparilla Bowl: Florida Gators vs UCF Knights Schedule
When: This Friday, December 24nd at 7:00 P.M. ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Florida.
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Gasparilla Bowl: Florida Gators vs UCF Knights Preview
The Florida Gators have had an exciting season. They started the season with a convincing win over Florida Atlantic and their last win coming from Florida State with a score of 24-21.
UCF is coming to Gasparilla Bowl by winning three games from their last five matches with the last victory coming from South Florida with a score of 17-13.
UCF has the edge in rushing yards per game with 188.7 to Florida's 209.1, while Florida has the advantage in passing yards per game with 261.1 to UCF's 211.
Florida has the advantage in rushing yards with 261 to UCF's 211. The teams are also even when it comes to points scored, with UCF scoring 32.2 points per game and Florida scoring 31.8 points per game.
Defensively, UCF allows 25.2 points per game whereas Florida allows 26.6 points per game.
The key to this game is likely to be the battle between UCF's offense and Florida's defence.
UCF has been one of the most dominant offenses in all of college football, while Florida's defense has been one of the best in the country.
Players to look for in this Gasparilla Bowl
UCF brings a balanced offense led by M. Keene. He has thrown for over 1586 yards and 16 touchdowns.
J. Richardson leads the team on the ground with 693 rushing yards and three touchdowns. He is backed up by R. O'Keefe, who has 727 yards on the ground and six touchdowns.
On defense, Tatum Bethune leads the team with 101 tackles with 2 sacks, while David Wilson brings 65 tackles and one sacks. They have been impressive on defense as a whole, allowing just 14.4 points per game.
Quarterback E. Jones leads the Florida Gators. He has thrown for 2,563 yards and 19 touchdowns.
J. Copeland leads the team on the ground with 607 yards and four touchdowns.
LB Mahamoud Diabete brings 89 tackles. He has been impressive on defense for Florida.
What Are the Odds & Who Are the Favourites?
The odds for this game are close, with Florida being slight favourites at -6.5 points, while UCF is a slight underdog at +6.5 points.