The #8 University of Central Florida Knights were not able to defend their 25-game win streak on New Year’s Day against the #11 LSU Tigers in the Fiesta Bowl, as they lost 40 to 32 in Glendale, AZ .
The Knights were playing in their second straight New Years 6 bowl game against an SEC opponent.
The tigers shined against the knights on both sides of the ball. The star of this game was LSU QB Joe Burrow.
Both the knights and the tigers lost players on the defensive side of the ball in the first half. UCF DB Kyle Gibson was ejected for targeting. Gibson was playing in his last game as a Knight. He was ejected last year during the Peach Bowl.
LSU suffered two ejections on the defensive side of the ball one at the CB position where they were already down two players and a safety. Terence Alexander and Grant Delpit were both ejected before halftime.
The knights were unable to make anything happen in the second half. This was not a knight’s team we are used to seeing and it was evident in the play today. LSU could not be contained whether it was on the field or through the air.
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