The University of Central Florida will be heading to its second-straight New Year’s bowl and while it was expected, College Football Playoff Chair Rob Mullens explained the decision behind which bowl the Knights would play.

When Selection Sunday aired and Mullens was asked how the Knights, Florida, and Michigan were selected to their bowl, the Oregon Athletics Director explained: “Michigan is ranked No. 7  and deserves to play closer to home; UCF played in the Peach Bowl last year so it just made sense to place Florida in the Peach Bowl.”

The 2018 Chick-fil-A PeachBowll will feature the University of Michigan and University of Florida on December 29 at noon EST. The 2019 Playstation Fiesta Bowl will feature the University of Central Florida and Louisiana State University on January 1 at 11 a.m. MST.

Knight News will be sending a crew to bring you full weeklong coverage on the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona.

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