2013 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: UCF vs. Baylor game preview, odds and prediction

Dec 7, 2013; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears quarterback Bryce Petty (14) during the game against the Texas Longhorns at Floyd Casey Stadium. The Baylor Bears defeated the Texas Longhorns 30-10 to win the Big 12 championship. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

In what could possibly be one of the most underrated games of the BCS slate this season, the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl features a match up between the Big 12 Champion Baylor Bears and the American Athletic Conference Champion UCF Knights.

Baylor completed probably their most successful season in program history in the final game of the year when they defeated the Texas Longhorns to claim the Big 12 title. That was all set up by an Oklahoma State loss to Oklahoma which occurred earlier that afternoon. The Cowboys are the only blemish on the schedule of QB Bryce Petty, head coach Art Briles and the Bears.

UCF is the surprise of the BCS. With most everyone expecting the Louisville Cardinals to run away with the conference this season, the Knights, under head coach George O’Leary, had other ideas. QB Blake Bortles and his squad were able to defeat the Cardinals in their showdown, which would end up sealing the deal on their trip to this game.

Date: Jan. 1

Start Time: 8:30 PM ET

Location: Glendale, AZ

Stadium: University of Phoenix Stadium


Live Stream: WatchESPN app

Odds: Baylor -17

Prediction: Baylor 45, UCF 24

Topics: Baylor Bears, Fiesta Bowl, UCF Knights

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