UCF and Baylor: Fateful rise of two programs that once played a great game

On January 1st of 2014 UCF and Baylor met in the Fiesta Bowl to cap off two fantastic seasons from perennial after-thought programs. The University of Central Florida needed to overcome multiple controversies on their way to a #15 overall ranking while Baylor’s controversies had yet to come to light on the way to a #6 ranking. Driven by two very different program leaders and the emergence of two ‘household name’ Quarterbacks- the programs met for what was a great match-up where UCF prevailed 52-42 on Blake Bortles 4 touchdown passes. Who knew that the two programs would be oh-so-aligned on that chilly night in Phoenix.

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