UCF STUNS BAYLOR IN 2014 FIESTA BOWL
By UCFKnights.com // January 2, 2014
52-42 triumph over Baylor BIGGEST WIN IN UCF HISTORY
ABOVE VIDEO: Storm Johnson talks with Molly McGrath after UCF’s big win over Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl.
The most memorable season in UCF football history came to a thrilling conclusion as the Knights earned the most memorable win in program history with a 52-42 triumph over Baylor in the 2014 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
The Knights (12-1) won their third-consecutive bowl game and set a school record with its 12th victory of the season. UCF came into this year with just one victory over a ranked opponent and ended tonight’s historic effort with their second over a ranked squad this season. Both wins by the Black and Gold came over top 10 opponents.
UCF’s offense matched Baylor’s high-powered attack every step of the way. The Bears came into the contest leading the NCAA in scoring offense and total offense, but it was the Knights that racked up 52 points and 558 total yards for the victory. The points and yards were the largest all-time totals by UCF in a bowl game and against a ranked opponent.
Much was said before the game about how the Knights’ defense would stack up against Baylor’s uptempo offense. UCF, however, came into the game with the 13th ranked scoring defense in the nation and forced seven Baylor punts while holding the Bears 11 points and 75 yards under their season averages.