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Knight Shift: UCF to Face Florida in Gasparilla Bowl

Knights vs. Gators December 23rd at Ray Jay in Tampa

NCAA Football: Gasparilla Bowl-Central Florida vs Marshall
UCF celebrated a Gasparilla Bowl win in 2019
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On this Bowl edition of Knight Shift, Eric Lopez, Andrew Gluchov and Kyle Nash break down the UCF Knights’ bowl matchup with the Florida Gators.

UCF will face Florida in the Gasparilla Bowl in Tampa. The game is set for Thursday night, December 23rd, at 7 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium. It will be televised on ESPN.

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This will be the third-ever matchup between the Knights and Gators, and the first outside of Florida Field. UF has won the first two meetings, including the most recent one in 2007.

Florida comes in 6-6, having just hired Louisiana’s Billy Napier to take over for the fired Dan Mullen.

Meanwhile, UCF comes in 8-4, tied for third in The American.

The guys break down the matchup, give some predictions, and tell what they look forward to the most from this in-state matchup.