Tostitos Fiesta Bowl 2014: UCF Knights take 21-13 lead (GIF)

Jan 1, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; UCF Knights quarterback Blake Bortles (5) hands the ball off to running back Storm Johnson (8) during the first quarter against the Baylor Bears at University of Phoenix Stadium during the Fiesta Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

The UCF Knights are in the process of pulling off one of the more surprising upsets of the college football season and are on their way to kicking off the new year in improbable fashion. The Knights came into their Tostitos Fiesta bowl matchup against the Baylor Bears with the idea that they had a chance but not much of one.

Well, that’s the way everyone logically looked at it but the Knights clearly had a different plan from the start. After Storm Johnson got UCF an early 14-0 lead, the arm of Blake Bortles redeemed the two interceptions it had thrown just moments prior with a massive touchdown pass to Rannell Hall to extend the lead over Baylor.

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The game has looked like a shootout already and the score at halftime suggests the floodgates could further open up in the second half. UCF has hung tight with Baylor the whole way through and have proven they can compete in this shootout that will no doubt continue.

Topics: Baylor Bears, Fiesta Bowl, UCF Knights

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