UCF Knights head to Arizona

Team plays in first BCS bowl on Jan. 1

Published On: Dec 26 2013 07:26:10 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 27 2013 02:17:21 PM EST
ORLANDO, Fla. -

The UCF Knights headed to Arizona on Friday to prepare for the team's first ever BCS bowl game.

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The team left the practice facility next to Bright House Networks stadium around 9 a.m. Players and coaches took buses to Orlando International Airport where they will catch a flight to Glendale.

UCF will face the Baylor Bears on January 1 in the 2014 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium.

The 15th-ranked Knights, led by quarterback Blake Bortles and running backs Storm Johnson and Will Stanback, finished undefeated in the American Athletic Conference and have an 11-1 overall record.

UCF was listed as a 17.5-point underdog days before the Fiesta Bowl.

Local 6 will follow the Knights to Arizona for special coverage beginning on Monday. Tune in at 7 p.m. on January 1 for a special pregame show hosted by Local 6 sports director David Pingalore and anchor Matt Austin.