Jan 1, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; UCF Knights running back Storm Johnson (8) runs for an 11 yard touchdown during the first quarter against the Baylor Bears during the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl 2014: UCF strikes first with Storm Johnson TD (GIF)


The New Year’s Day bowl games have been nothing if not exciting the whole way through. The new year has started off with a slew of excellent college football games and that is a streak we’re all hoping continues in tonight’s BCS bowl game between the UCF Knights and the Baylor Bears.

In years past, this game is played well before Christmas even rolls around, but the little guys rising to the top this year to become big guys has helped the likes of UCF and Baylor becomes forces in college football. Like boise State before them, if UCF can pull off an epic win tonight, they’ll go down in bowl season history as an underdog who made the most of their moment.

Running back Storm Johnson has that idea in mind, and got the Knights off to a great start with an early touchdown run to get his team ahead.

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The game is still young, but we may very well have a shootout on our hands and the question is does UCF have what it takes to keep up with Art Briles and Baylor’s offense?

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