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The UCF football team is going to a New Year’s Six bowl game for the second straight season. A day after they beat Memphis to repeat as champions in the American Athletic Conference title game, the Knights accepted their invitation Sunday to play in the 2019 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl.
The No. 7 Knights will take on No. 11 LSU on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at 11 a.m. MT at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
“It’s another opportunity to show the world what we can do and ball out,” says senior defensive lineman Titus Davis.“I’m looking forward to my team being together for another month, creating a bigger bond than we already have and just playing together one more time.”
This is UCF’s third straight appearance in a bowl game, second straight in a New Year’s Six bowl and 10th overall, dating to 2005. Last season, the Knights defeated Auburn, 34-27, in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl to complete their undefeated national championship campaign.
UCF is one of four undefeated teams in the nation this season but was ranked eighth in Sunday’s final College Football Playoff Rankings. The Knights hold the longest active winning streak in the nation at 25 games.
“We’re just going to try to go 1-0 one more time.” — UCF senior Wyatt Miller
“We’re excited to go against a good opponent [and get] to showcase the talent that we have,” says senior offensive lineman Wyatt Miller.“A lot of people don’t get to go to a bowl game. A lot of teams don’t get to cherish this, especially not a New Year’s Six bowl. We’re excited for this opportunity and especially against an SEC power. We’re grateful for the opportunity, and we’re going to make the most of it.
“We’re just going to try to go 1-0 one more …