UCF Bowl History

2020 RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl

Dec. 22, 2020
Boca Raton, Fla. (FAU Stadium)


Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
UCF 0 10 7 6 23
#13 BYU 21 14 14 0 49
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  • 13th-ranked BYU scored the first 21 points of the game and led 35-10 at halftime.
  • UCF quarterback Dillon Gabriel went 21-of-45 for 217 yards and threw two touchdown passes.
  • Running back Greg McCrae rushed 18 times for 77 yards and one score on the ground.

2019 Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

Dec. 23, 2019
Tampa, Fla. (Raymond James Stadium)


Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
UCF 21 3 21 3 48
Marshall 0 7 18 0 25
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  • Freshman Dillon Gabriel was named Gasparilla Bowl MVP after throwing for 260 yards and recording three total touchdowns.
  • Junior Richie Grant returned an interception 39 yards for a touchdown for the Knights' first score of the game.
  • UCF put up 587 yards of total offense, while holding Marshall to just 361 yards in the game.

2019 Playstation Fiesta Bowl

Jan. 1, 2019
Glendale, Ariz. (State Farm Stadium)


Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
LSU 10 14 10 6 40
UCF 14 7 3 8 32
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  • Greg McCrae rushed for 81 yards and a touchdown to lead the ground attack.
  • Brandon Moore intercepted a pass and returned it 93 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter.
  • The Knights' program-record and nation-leading 25-game win streak was snapped by the Tigers.

2018 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Jan. 1, 2018
Atlanta, Ga. (Mercedes-Benz Stadium)


Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
UCF 0 13 7 14 34
Auburn 3 3 14 7 27
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  • McKenzie Milton rushed for 116 yards and a touchdown and threw for 242 yards with two touchdowns en route to most outstanding offensive player honors.
  • Shaquem Griffin totaled 12 tackles and 3.5 tackles-for-loss to earn most outstanding defensive player accolades.
  • Chequen Burkett returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown, while Antwan Collier sealed the game with an interception in the end zone.
  • Otis Anderson and Dredrick Snelson both caught touchdown passes from Milton.

2016 AutoNation
Cure Bowl

Dec. 17, 2016
Orlando, Fla. (Camping World)


Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Arkansas State 17 0 7 7 31
UCF 0 10 3 0 13
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  • McKenzie Milton went 22-of-39 passing in the game, with his 22 completions tying Blake Bortles (2012) for the second most by a Knight in a bowl game.
  • Taylor Oldham's 11-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter was the first of his career.
  • Shaquill Griffin had three pass break-ups in the game, finishing with 15 on the season, the second most in a single season in UCF history.
  • Matthew Wright connected on a 45-yard field goal to cut the Knights' deficit to seven points, at 17-10. It tied for the second longest field goal in a bowl game in UCF history.
  • UCF as the hometown team in the bowl game helped increased the attendance from the inaugural Cure Bowl by 50% with an announced crowd of 27,213, selling out of a couple allotments.

2014 BitCoin
St. Petersburg Bowl

Dec. 26, 2014
St. Petersburg, Fla. (Tropicana Field)


Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
NC State 7 10 14 3 34
UCF 3 7 3 14 27
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  • Josh Reese was named team MVP with a Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl record three receiving touchdowns (14-yd, 6-yd, 2-yd, tying a school bowl game record.
  • Breshad Perriman finished with nine receptions for 138 years - A UCF bowl record was tied by Justin Holman with three touchdowns. He finished with 23 completions for 291 yards.
  • The Knights trailed 34-13 in the fourth quarter and rallied before falling 24-27.
  • UCF sold out two allotments of tickets (7,500 in total). Attendance at Tropicana Field was 26,675, marking the second-highest crowd in bowl history (29,763, 2009, UCF vs. Rutgers).
  • UCF concluded 2014 with a 9-4 record, marking the fifth time in the six seasons the Knights reached eight wins.


2014 Tostitos
Fiesta Bowl

Jan. 1, 2014
Glendale, Ariz. (University of Phoenix Stadium)


Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
#15 UCF 14 14 7 17 52
#5 Baylor 7 13 8 14 42
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  • Blake Bortles was named the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Offensive Player of the Game after recording 301 passing yards and three passing touchdowns as well as a career-high 93 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown.
  • Terrance Plummer was named Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Defensive Player of the Game after racking up a team-high 14 tackles, 0.5 sacks and 0.5 tackles for loss.
  • Storm Johnson set a season high with 124 rushing yards and tied a season-high with three rushing touchdowns.
  • Rannell Hall recorded a 50-yard and 34-yard touchdown reception in the first half.
  • UCF (12-1) won its third straight bowl game and set a school record with its 12th victory.
  • The winningest senior class in school history ended their career with a four-year record of 38-15 from 2010-13. The .717 winning percentage also is a school record over a four-year span.
  • The Knights entered the year with one win in program history over a ranked team (No. 13/12 Houston in 2009). UCF finished the season with two - both over top-10 teams in No. 8/6 Louisville and No. 6/5 Baylor

Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl

Dec. 21, 2012
St. Petersburg, Fla. (Tropicana Field)


Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Ball State 0 7 3 7 17
UCF 13 15 7 3 38
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  • Sophomore quarterback Blake Bortles was selected as the Beef `O' Brady's Bowl MVP, and went 22-for-33 with 272 yards, while tying a career-high with three passing touchdowns. He also rushed nine times for a career-high 80 yards and one touchdown.
  • Senior running back  Latavius Murray rushed 21 times for 71 yards and a score. He also had six catches for 33 yards and two touchdowns.
  • True freshman Breshad Perriman tied a personal-best with five receptions while setting a career-high with 90 yards.
  • Senior free safety Kemal Ishmael started his final 49 games and posted seven tackles and forced a fumble for the Knights.
  • UCF finished the 2012 season with a 10-4 record, tying for the second-most victories in a single season, and it was the fourth time since the program's inception in 1979 it collected double-digit victories.
  • By reaching paydirt five times, the Knights eclipsed the most overall touchdowns (67) and the most offensive touchdowns (61) in school history.


2010 AutoZone
Liberty Bowl

Dec. 31, 2010
Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium)


Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Georgia 3 0 3 0 6
 #24 UCF 0 3 0 7 10
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  • No. 24 (Coaches)/ 25 (BCS) UCF completed -- at the time -- the winningest season in school history at 11-3 by registering its first bowl victory. It was also the second-ever win over an SEC foe.  
  • UCF sophomore safety Kemal Ishmael batted down a Hail Mary pass that preserved the Knights' victory over Georgia. and set off a wild celebration among the 8,000 Knights' fans inside the Liberty Bowl.
  • UCF finished the season winning nine of its last 10 games after starting 2-2.
  • Latavius Murray, the game's Outstanding Offensive Player and MVP, registered his 11th rushing touchdown of the year and reached the 100-yard plateau for the second time in his career.
  • Freshman quarterback Jeff Godfrey completed 16 of 29 passes for 117 yards.


St. Petersburg Bowl

Dec. 19, 2009
St. Petersburg, Fla. (Tropicana Field)


Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
UCF 7 10 0 7 24
Rutgers 14 14 10 7 45
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  • UCF processed and allocated 15,402 tickets for the St. Petersburg Bowl, encompassing a total of four separate blocks of tickets given to the school. The announced attendance was 29,763 – including approximately 20,000 UCF fans -- still stands as a bowl record.
  • The Knights' fourth-best rushing defense in the nation limited Rutgers to just 86 yards on the ground.
  • Junior Kamar Aiken registered a game-high four receptions and two touchdowns to earn UCF's Most Outstanding Player of the Fame.
  • Senior quarterback Brett Hodges wrapped up the 2009 campaign with two touchdown passes, increasing his total to 17 on the year.
  • Junior Bruce Miller recorded his 13th sack of the campaign, tying for the third most in program history.


2007 AutoZone
Liberty Bowl

Dec. 29, 2007
Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium)


Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
UCF 0 3 0 0 3
Mississippi State 0 3 0 7 10
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  • UCF finished 2007 with a 10-4 record, marking the most wins in a season in program history at the time.
  • The UCF defense held MSU to a school-record 39 passing yards. The Black and Gold's previous season-low was 144 yards vs. Southern Miss.
  • Junior running back Kevin Smith eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the 13th time in the 2007 season, tallying 35 carries for 119 yards. Smith finished the season in second on the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision single-season rushing list with 2,567 yards.
  • Junior Johnell Neal picked off his sixth pass of the season, tying Joe Burnett for the team and Conference USA leads. The interception was the Knights' 24th of the season, which was the second most in the FBS in 2007.
  • Junior safety Jason Venson had a game-high 11 tackles.


2005 Sheraton
Hawaii Bowl

Dec. 24, 2005
Honolulu, Hawaii (Aloha Stadium)


Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
Nevada 7 21 0 14 7 49
UCF 17 3 12 10 6 48
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  • Following the first bowl appearance in school history, UCF finished the season with an 8-5 record, just one year after going 0-11. The turnaround of seven games from 2004 leaves UCF tied with seven other schools for the fourth-best single-season turnaround in NCAA I-A history.
  • UCF scored for the seventh time on its opening drive. Junior QB Steven Moffett tossed a 51-yard touchdown pass to senior WR Brandon Marshall.
  • True freshman Kevin Smith, Conference USA's Freshman of the Year, scored on a 78-yard run, the second longest run from scrimmage in UCF history at the time. The run was the longest in school history by a freshman and longest in UCF's 10-year Division I-A history. It also serves as the longest run in Sheraton Hawaii Bowl History.
  • Brandon Marshall became the 10th player in UCF history to reach the 1,000-yard plateau for receiving in a season. He ended the campaign with 1,195 yards receiving and seven 100-yard games.
  • Senior PK Matt Prater kicked three field goals to move into sole possession of second place in UCF history with 49 career field goals.