DripU Report: Gasparilla Bowl

With a trip to Tampa to end the season, it only makes sense for UCF to roll with a great road combo that saw plenty of success the last time the team played inside Raymond James Stadium.

The Knights will be donning black helmets to match with white jerseys and black pants for the Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl. This look, which includes the shimmering chrome gold stack UCF that we haven't seen on the black lids since the last time we saw this exact combo, is perfect for this game.

In some ways, the evolution of this look has highlighted UCF's growth as a program. After the redesign, Black/White/Black was first worn on the road against Michigan in 2016, as the Knights were still in the very early days of rebuilding the program. The game did not go well. By the time the combo was re-worn three years later, UCF was on top of the world and beat Temple by more than 40 points. In the combo's most recent appearance a year after that, the Knights put up 58 points on rival South Florida to tie the War on I-4 series.

Now, UCF has a chance to give this combo another storied entry. 

The Knights will also be honoring former UCF running back Otis Anderson, who passed away earlier this month. His iconic peace sign will be on display in chrome gold on every Knight's helmet.
Combo Trivia

  • This is the first time this year that UCF has re-worn a look from a previous season
  • The white pegasus jersey becomes the first jersey to be worn in multiple bowl games since the redesign
  • This is the first time the Knights will wear black helmets in a bowl game since their last Gasparilla Bowl appearance in 2019
  • UCF also wore this combo in its most recent game at Raymond James Stadium
  • The Knights donned gold helmets, white jerseys and white pants in their last game against the Gators 15 years ago

Uniform Records Since 2016

  • Black Helmet: 16-4
  • White Jersey: 18-6
  • Black Pants: 21-9
  • Black/White/Black: 2-1